2012 Chicago Rush season

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2012 Chicago Rush season
Head coach Bob McMillen
Owner Arena Football League
Home field Allstate Arena
Results
Record 10–8
Division place 2nd NC Central
Playoff finish Did not qualify

The 2012 Chicago Rush season was the 11th season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Bob McMillen and played their home games at Allstate Arena. The Rush finished the season 10–8 and missed the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

Standings[edit]

Central Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-San Antonio Talons 14 4 .778 1042 949 5–1 9–4 8–1 6–3
Chicago Rush 10 8 .556 1047 1044 4–2 5–6 7–2 3–6
Iowa Barnstormers 7 11 .389 948 1032 3–3 5–9 4–5 3–6
Kansas City Command 3 15 .167 705 938 0–6 1–12 2–7 1–8

z - Clinched division and conference's best record

Schedule[edit]

The Rush began the season at home against the Tampa Bay Storm on March 10. Their regular season concluded on July 21 on the road against the Cleveland Gladiators.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 10 7:00 p.m. CST Tampa Bay Storm W 70–48 1–0 Allstate Arena [2]
2 Bye
3 Thursday March 22 7:30 p.m. CDT Orlando Predators W 51–49 2–0 Allstate Arena [3]
4 Saturday March 31 7:05 p.m. CDT at Iowa Barnstormers W 62–61 (OT) 3–0 Wells Fargo Arena [4]
5 Saturday April 7 7:00 p.m. CDT Kansas City Command W 69–40 4–0 Allstate Arena [5]
6 Saturday April 14 6:00 p.m. CDT at Georgia Force L 49–70 4–1 Arena at Gwinnett Center [6]
7 Saturday April 21 7:00 p.m. CDT Milwaukee Mustangs W 62–61 5–1 Allstate Arena [7]
8 Saturday April 28 2:30 p.m. CDT at San Antonio Talons L 55–56 5–2 Alamodome [8]
9 Sunday May 6 3:00 p.m. CDT Iowa Barnstormers W 61–50 6–2 Allstate Arena [9]
10 Saturday May 12 9:00 p.m. CDT at Arizona Rattlers L 43–77 6–3 US Airways Center [10]
11 Bye
12 Saturday May 26 9:30 p.m. CDT at San Jose SaberCats L 77–84 (OT) 6–4 HP Pavilion at San Jose [11]
13 Sunday June 3 3:00 p.m. CDT Spokane Shock W 73–62 7–4 Allstate Arena [12]
14 Saturday June 9 9:00 p.m. CDT Utah Blaze L 28–68 7–5 EnergySolutions Arena [13]
15 Saturday June 16 7:00 p.m. CDT Georgia Force W 62–27 8–5 Allstate ARena [14]
16 Saturday June 23 7:00 p.m. CDT at Kansas City Command W 59–41 9–5 Sprint Center [15]
17 Saturday June 30 7:00 p.m. CDT San Jose SaberCats L 61–75 9–6 Allstate Arena [16]
18 Sunday July 8 3:00 p.m. CDT San Antonio Talons L 54–61 9–7 Allstate Arena [17]
19 Saturday July 14 7:00 p.m. CDT at Milwaukee Mustangs W 57–54 10–7 BMO Harris Bradley Center [18]
20 Saturday July 21 6:30 p.m. CDT at Cleveland Gladiators L 54–60 10–8 Quicken Loans Arena [19]

Final roster[edit]

2012 Chicago Rush roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve

Refuse to report

League suspension

Other league exempt

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 21, 2012
19 Active, 10 Inactive

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 AFL Schedule Announced". Arena Football League. October 6, 2011. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved February 28, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Rush Begins Season With Dominating Victory Over Storm". Chicago Rush. March 10, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Chicago Overcomes Slow Start to Defeat Orlando 51–49". Chicago Rush. March 22, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Chicago Rush Land Overtime Victory Against Iowa Barnstormers, 62–61". Chicago Rush. March 22, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Rush Rolls over Kansas City, Remains Only Unbeaten AFL Team". Chicago Rush. April 7, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Strong First Half Powers Georgia to 70–49 Win over Chicago". Chicago Rush. April 14, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Chicago Outlasts Milwaukee in 62–61 See Saw Victory". Chicago Rush. April 21, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ "Chicago Loses Lead in Last Two Minutes, Fall 62–61 to Talons". Chicago Rush. April 28, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Rush Use Strong Third Quarter to Put Away Iowa 61–50". Chicago Rush. May 6, 2012. Retrieved May 7, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Chicago Suffers 34-Point Defeat at the Hands of Nick Davila and the Rattlers". Chicago Rush. May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012. 
  11. ^ "Costly Fourth Quarter Mistakes Lead to Overtime Loss in San Jose". Chicago Rush. May 27, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012. 
  12. ^ "Russ Michna Can't be Stopped in 73–62 Win over Spokane". Chicago Rush. June 3, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Rush Suffer Worst Loss in Franchise History". Chicago Rush. June 9, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2012. 
  14. ^ "Rush Continue Their Winning Ways at Home". Chicago Rush. June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012. 
  15. ^ "Rush Keep Pace in Playoff Race by Punishing Kansas City". Chicago Rush. June 23, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Rush Drops Game to San Jose, Still Has Hope For Playoffs". Chicago Rush. June 30, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012. 
  17. ^ "Rush Fight Until the Bitter End, Fall 61–54 to Talons". Chicago Rush. July 8, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012. 
  18. ^ "Chicago Claims Their Tenth Victory by Going North to Milwaukee". Chicago Rush. July 14, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2012. 
  19. ^ "Chicago Loses to Cleveland on Last Second Hail Mary". Chicago Rush. July 21, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2012.