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ArenaBowl XXIX Playoffs
Rattlers a no-show as Soul roll to title
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

You can't spot a great football team a 21-point lead seven minutes into any game. The Arizona Rattlers simply did not show up to play in ArenaBowl 29 on Friday afternoon at Gila River Arena about a half hour west of their usual home field -- the Snake Pit in downtown Phoenix.

Super Soul Prove Doubters Wrong, Win ArenaBowl XXIX
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

GLENDALE, AZ - I was wrong. I was absolutely dead wrong, and I didn't think the Philadelphia Soul had the horses to run with the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXIX. I didn't think they had the mental toughness to overcome when things went wrong in the raucous Snake Pit. And I was wrong.

Rattlers Lose to Soul in ArenaBowl XXIX, 56-42
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five-time World Champion Arizona Rattlers (15-4) lost in ArenaBowl XXIX to the Philadelphia Soul (16-3) Friday night by a score of 56-42 at the Gila River Arena, in front of 13,380 fans.

AFL announces Yearly Honors at Awards Ceremony
AFL Press Release

At the 2016 Awards Ceremony on Thursday, the Arena Football League announced the winners of its most coveted individual honors. Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins earned AFL Playmaker of the Year. Philadelphia Soul defensive back Tracy Belton was recognized as the Riddell Defensive Player of the Year. Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Joe Hills was named the Under Armour Offensive Player of the Year. Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila garnered the AFL MVP of the Year.

Guy and Dolezel named Marcum-Moss Head Coaches of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announces that Arizona Rattlers head coach Kevin Guy and Philadelphia head coach Clint Dolezel are the 2016 Marcum-Moss Head Coaches of the Year.

ArenaFan Staff Makes ArenaBowl XXIX Picks
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

As has become an annual tradition at ArenaFan, our staff has made its selections for who we all think will win ArenaBowl XXIX between the Arizona Rattlers and the Philadelphia Soul.

Soul win ArenaBowl XXIX 56-42
Joe Kauffman, ArenaFan.com

END OF GAME - The Philadelphia Soul are the champions of the world. After failing against Arizona twice in the ArenaBowl before, the Soul overcame nearly coughing up a 21-point lead to win their second championship in franchise history. The Soul used a strong fourth quarter to put together their 56-42 victory. Continuing coverage of ArenaBowl XXIX is right here at ArenaFan.com.

Soul defeat Rattlers, 56-42
AFL Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul defeated the Arizona Rattlers 56-42 in front of 13,390 fans at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ on Friday night. This is the 2 ArenaBowl championship victory for the Soul in franchise history.

Soul defense stuns Rattlers, 56-42
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul defeated the Arizona Rattlers 56-42 in front of 13,390 fans at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ on Friday night. This is the 2 ArenaBowl championship victory for the Soul in franchise history.

Rattlers Turn Over ArenaBowl XXIX to Soul
Tim Capper, ArenaFan.com

21-0. That’s how the ArenaBowl began. Advantage Philadelphia Soul. Then the game began. The Arizona Rattlers fought back to tie the game 42-42 at the 14:50 mark in the 4th quarter.

Road to ArenaBowl XXIX
AFL Press Release

GLENDALE, AZ (August 24, 2016) – The stage is set and the Road to ArenaBowl XXIX rolls into Gila River Arena in Glendale, AZ as the American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul (15-3) and National Conference Champion Arizona Rattlers (15-3) play in ArenaBowl XXIX on Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

AFL could reach tipping point moment with ArenaBowl XXIX
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ArenaBowl XXIX is just 24 hours away, and the match-up between the Arizona Rattlers and the Philadelphia Soul is just about everything the AFL could have ever asked for. These two teams are now both 15-3 this year with one loss for each of them against the other one.

Thompkins named AFL Playmaker
Orlando Predators Press Release

Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins has been named the Arena Football League’s 2016 Playmaker of the Year, the AFL office announced today.

AFL announces Commissioner's Award, Executive of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announces that Los Angeles wide receiver Donovan Morgan has won the Commissioner’s Award, while Arizona Rattlers Team President Chris Presson has earned AFL’s Executive of the Year for the 2016 Season.

ArenaBowl Travel Blog
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Cleveland's Taylor awarded Al Lucas Hero Jason Foundation Award
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announces that Cleveland Gladiator WR Collin Taylor has been named Al Lucas Hero Jason Foundation Award Winner.

ArenaBowl XXIX Preview: Arizona Rattlers (15-3) vs Philadelphia Soul (15-3)
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

This is what the Arizona Rattlers and the Philadelphia Soul have been working towards all year. Both teams ended the season with the top two seeds headed into the playoffs, and both took care of business in the playoffs and now find themselves in ArenaBowl XXIX, which will be this Friday at 4 p.m. PDT, at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

Sixth title would cement Rattlers as GOAT
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

The Arizona Rattlers have a unique opportunity this Friday — not only do they have a chance to win an Arena Football League record sixth overall championship, they also can cement their standing as the greatest franchise in AFL history.

AFL honors off the field performances
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announces the winners of the Front Office/Support Staff of the Year, Sports Medicine Team of the Year, Equipment Manager of the Year and Fox40 Official of the Year.

Physicality To Be Key in ArenaBowl XXIX
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Most recognize the fact that the Philadelphia Soul are going to be decided underdogs on the road against the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXIX on Friday night, but the common bond suggests that physicality is going to end up being the key to the game.