2006 Arena Football League season

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2006 Arena Football League season
Arena Football League 20 seasons logo.gif
League Arena Football League
Sport Arena football
DurationJanuary 27, 2006 – June 11, 2006
Regular season
Season champions Dallas Desperados
AFL Playoffs
National Conference champions Orlando Predators
  National Conference runners-up Dallas Desperados
American Conference champions Chicago Rush
  American Conference runners-up San Jose SaberCats
ArenaBowl XX
Champions Chicago Rush
  Runners-up Orlando Predators
Finals MVP Matt D'Orazio, CHI
AFL seasons

The 2006 Arena Football League season was the 20th season of the Arena Football League. The league champions were the Chicago Rush, who defeated the Orlando Predators in ArenaBowl XX.

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans VooDoo franchise suspended operations before the start of the season. However, the league added two teams, the Kansas City Brigade and the Utah Blaze, expanding to 18 teams. The AFL also expanded its playoff format to 12 teams with six teams per conference.

Standings

National Conference
Eastern Division
TeamWLPCTPFPADIVCONHomeAway
Dallas Desperados 133.8139297104–28–36–27–1
New York Dragons 106.6258488872–46–55–35–3
Philadelphia Soul 97.5637777473–36–55–34–4
Columbus Destroyers 88.5007247173–35–64–44–4
Southern Division
TeamWLPCTPFPADIVCONHomeAway
Orlando Predators 106.6258167606–28–46–24–4
Austin Wranglers 106.6258167575–37–54–46–2
Georgia Force 88.5008557355–36–64–44–4
Tampa Bay Storm 79.4388108624–45–75–32–6
Kansas City Brigade 313.1887048420–81–112–61–7
American Conference
Central Division
TeamWLPCTPFPADIVCONHomeAway
Colorado Crush 115.6889038835–17–46–25–3
Nashville Kats 88.5008187993–35–66–22–6
Chicago Rush 79.4388258243–37–45–32–6
Grand Rapids Rampage 511.3137228751–55–65–30–8
Western Division
TeamWLPCTPFPADIVCONHomeAway
San Jose SaberCats 106.6258988495–36–66–24–4
Arizona Rattlers 88.5007747565–37–56–22–6
Utah Blaze 79.4388719044–46–63–54–4
Las Vegas Gladiators 511.3137698953–55–74–41–7
Los Angeles Avengers 511.3138099063–55–74–41–7

Source: ArenaFan.com [1]

Playoffs

All games televised by NBC, except when noted.

5Chicago55
5Chicago63
4Nashville47
1Colorado46
American Conference
5Chicago59
2San Jose56
6Utah34American Conference Championship
3Arizona48
3Arizona57
2San Jose62
Wild card playoffs
Divisional Playoffs
A5Chicago69
N2Orlando61
5Philadelphia52 ArenaBowl XX
5Philadelphia27
4Austin35
2Orlando31
National Conference
2Orlando45
1Dallas28
6Georgia72National Conference Championship
6Georgia27
3New York69
1Dallas62

All-Arena team

PositionFirst teamSecond team
Quarterback Clint Dolezel, Dallas Joe Hamilton, Orlando
Fullback/Linebacker Duke Pettijohn, Dallas Marlion Jackson, Las Vegas
Offensive lineman/Defensive lineman Colston Weatherington, Dallas
Henry Taylor, Orlando
Jermaine Smith, Georgia
Khreem Smith, Chicago
Ernest Allen, Philadelphia
Joe Minucci, Nashville
Wide receiver/Linebacker Derek Lee, Georgia Lawrence Samuels, Tampa Bay
Wide receiver/Defensive back Randy Gatewood, Arizona Kevin Ingram, Los Angeles
Offensive specialist Damian Harrell, Colorado Siaha Burley, Utah
Defensive specialist Jerald Brown, Columbus
Eddie Moten, Philadelphia
Rashad Floyd, Colorado
Clevan Thomas, San Jose
Kicker Remy Hamilton, Los Angeles Clay Rush, Colorado

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