2005 Arena Football League season

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2005 Arena Football League season
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
Duration January 28, 2005 – June 12, 2005
Regular Season
Season champions Georgia Force
AFL Playoffs
National Conference champions Georgia Force
  National Conference runners-up Orlando Predators
American Conference champions Colorado Crush
  American Conference runners-up Chicago Rush
ArenaBowl XIX
Champions Colorado Crush
  Runners-up Georgia Force
Finals MVP Willis Marshall & Ahmad Hawkins, COL
AFL seasons

The 2005 Arena Football League season was the 19th season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Colorado Crush, who defeated the Georgia Force in ArenaBowl XIX. The AFL changed its playoff format to allow the top four teams per conference to make the playoffs. Previously, the top eight teams in the league make the playoffs, regardless of their conference. Also, there was no inter-conference play in the playoffs until the Arena Bowl starting in 2005. The division champions also received an automatic playoff berth. This was probably brought on by the fact that the year before the Eastern Division champion New York Dragons missed the playoffs.

Arena Football League

The Arena Football League (AFL) is a professional indoor American football league in the United States. It was founded in 1987 by Jim Foster, making it the third longest-running professional football league in North America, after the Canadian Football League (CFL) and the National Football League (NFL). The AFL plays a proprietary code known as arena football, a form of indoor American football played on a 66-by-28 yard field, with rules encouraging offensive performance, resulting in a faster-paced and higher-scoring game. The sport was invented in the early 1980s and patented by Foster, a former executive of the United States Football League (USFL) and the NFL.

Colorado Crush

The Colorado Crush were an arena football team based in Denver, Colorado. They began play as a 2003 Arena Football League as an expansion team. The Crush played in the Central Division of the American Conference until the Arena Football League suspended operations in 2009. They were last coached by Mike Dailey and owned by a coalition of Denver sports figures led by John Elway.

Georgia Force

The Georgia Force were an Arena Football League (AFL) team based in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States that played in the South Division of the American Conference. The team was owned by Doug MacGregor and Donn Jennings.

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Standings

Team Overall Division
WinsLossesTiesPercentageWinsLossesPercentage
National Conference
Eastern Division
New York Dragons 10600.625601.000
Dallas Desperados 8710.531420.667
Philadelphia Soul 61000.375150.167
Columbus Destroyers 21400.125150.167
Southern Division
Georgia Force 11500.687620.750
Orlando Predators 10600.625530.625
Tampa Bay Storm 10600.625530.625
New Orleans VooDoo 9700.562260.250
Austin Wranglers 61000.375260.250
American Conference
Central Division
Colorado Crush 10600.625330.500
Chicago Rush 9700.562510.833
Nashville Kats 6910.406240.333
Grand Rapids Rampage 41200.250240.333
Western Division
Los Angeles Avengers 10600.625510.833
San Jose SaberCats 9700.562330.500
Las Vegas Gladiators 8800.500240.333
Arizona Rattlers 7900.438240.333

Playoffs

All games televised by NBC.

Conference Semifinals Conference Finals ArenaBowl XIX
         
1Georgia62
4 Tampa Bay 46
1Georgia60
National Conference
3 Orlando 58
2 New York 42
3Orlando47
N1 Georgia 48
A1Colorado51
1Colorado56
4 San Jose 48
1Colorado (OT) 49
American Conference
3 Chicago 43
2 Los Angeles 45
3Chicago52

All-Arena team

PositionFirst teamSecond team
Quarterback Mark Grieb, San Jose Matt Nagy, Georgia
Fullback/Linebacker Frank Carter, Las Vegas Rich Young, Colorado
Wide receiver/Linebacker Cory Fleming, Orlando Lawrence Samuels, Tampa Bay
Wide receiver/Defensive back Kevin Ingram, Los Angeles Will Pettis, Dallas
Offensive specialist Damian Harrell, Colorado Siaha Burley, Arizona
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Silas DeMary, Los Angeles
B.J Cohen, New Orleans
Jermaine Smith, Georgia
Gillis Wilson, Georgia
E.J. Burt, Orlando
John Moyer, Chicago
Defensive specialist Billy Parker, New York
Kenny McEntyre, Orlando
Kahlil Carter, Nashville
Kevin Gaines, Georgia
Kicker Remy Hamilton, Los Angeles Clay Rush, Colorado

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