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Tale of the Tape: Stacking up the Final Four

Adam Markowitz
Sunday August 16, 2015


After demonstrating why AFL fans should love this Final Four, ArenaFan's Adam Markowitz went on a Twitter rant throwing out all sorts of stats of just how dominating the San Jose SaberCats, Arizona Rattlers, Philadelphia Soul and Jacksonville Sharks were this season. Here are those findings.

Most Wins Regular Season since 2010
1: Arizona (83)
2: Jacksonville (65)
*4: San Jose (62)
*5: Philadelphia (57)

*Note: Keep in mind that the SaberCats and Soul didn't play in 2010 when the AFL v2.0 got restarted. Those two teams both have more wins than Orlando (53) and Tampa Bay (48), both of which have played in all six seasons since the re-launch. Spokane (64) is the team in third.

Most Wins by a Starting Quarterback (Active) since 2010
1: Nick Davila (Arizona)
2: Dan Raudabaugh (Philadelphia)
3: Tommy Grady (Jacksonville)
4: Erik Meyer (San Jose)

Top Defense in AFL by Points Per Game
*1: San Jose (36.8 PPG)
2: Philadelphia (45.7 PPG)
3: Arizona (45.9 PPG)
4: Jacksonville (50.1 PPG)

*San Jose allowed fewer total points (662) than any other team in AFL history in either a 16-game season or an 18-game season.

Top Offense in the AFL by Points Per Game
1: San Jose (58.9 PPG)
2: Philadelphia (58.9 PPG)
4: Arizona (55.7 PPG)
5: Jacksonville (53.9 PPG)

Most Wins by a Coach (Active) in AFL History
1: Darren Arbet (186) (San Jose)
3: Kevin Guy (104) (Arizona)
5: Les Moss (71) (Jacksonville)
6: Clint Dolezel (50) (Philadelphia)

Most Postseason Wins by a Coach (Active) in AFL History
1: Darren Arbet (17) (San Jose)
2: Kevin Guy (12) (Arizona)
3: Les Moss: (6) (Jacksonville)
4: Clint Dolezel: (5) (Philadelphia)

Highest Winning Percentage by a Coach (Active) in AFL History (Min 20 Games)
1: Kevin Guy (.737) (Arizona)
2: Darren Arbet (.694) (San Jose)
3: Clint Dolezel (.641) (Philadelphia)
5: Les Moss (.617) (Jacksonville)

Best QB Rating (Minimum 350 Attempts)
1: Erik Meyer (124.7) (San Jose)
2: Dan Raudabaugh (122.4) (Philadelphia)
3: Tommy Grady (122.0) (Jacksonville)
4: Nick Davila (118.8) (Arizona)

Most Passing Touchdowns
1: Dan Raudabaugh (119) (Philadelphia)
4: Tommy Grady (95) (Jacksonville)
5: Erik Meyer (93) (San Jose)
6: Nick Davila (87) (Arizona)

Most Passing Touchdowns (Career) (Active)
1: Nick Davila (656) (Arizona)
2: Tommy Grady (607) (Jacksonville)
3: Dan Raudabaugh (515) (Philadelphia)
6: Erik Meyer (292) (San Jose)

Most Passing Yards
2: Dan Raudabaugh (4,995) (Philadelphia)
3: Tommy Grady (4,684) (Jacksonville)
5: Erik Meyer (4,057) (San Jose)
7: Nick Davila (3,519) (Arizona)

Most Passing Yards (Career) (Active)
1: Nick Davila (28,413) (Arizona)
2: Tommy Grady (27,513) (Jacksonville)
3: Dan Raudabaugh (23,995) (Philadelphia)
6: Erik Meyer (12,772) (San Jose)

Most Receiving Yards
1: Tiger Jones (2,087) (Jacksonville)
3: Marco Thomas (1,772) (Philadelphia)
4: Rod Windsor (1,754) (Arizona)
5: Reggie Gray (1,698) (San Jose)
6: Joe Hills (1,597) (Jacksonville)

Most Receiving Yards (Career) (Active)
2: Tiger Jones (13,099) (Jacksonville)
4: Rod Windsor (9,221) (Arizona)
5: Reggie Gray (8,636) (San Jose)
7: Ben Nelson (8,271) (San Jose)
8: Marco Thomas (7,666) (Philadelphia)

Most Receiving Touchdowns
1: Reggie Gray (44) (San Jose)
*4: Joe Hills (42) (Jacksonville)
5: Marco Thomas (40) (Philadelphia)
*6: Rod Windsor (39) (Arizona)
7: Tiger Jones (38) (Jacksonville)

*Note: Hills (54, 52 in regular season) and Windsor (33, 29 in regular season) have the two longest active streaks of games with at least one touchdown catch.

Most Receivng Touchdowns (Career) (Active)
2: Tiger Jones (268) (Jacksonville)
4: Reggie Gray (216) (San Jose)
5: Rod Windsor (208) (Arizona)
6: Ben Nelson (178) (San Jose)

Best Pass Defense Efficiency by QB Rating
*1: San Jose (76.4)
2: Philadelphia (91.4)
3: Arizona (93.2)
4: Jacksonville (101.9)

*Note: San Jose's 76.4 opposing quarterback rating is the best in the AFL by a country mile since the re-launch of the league in 2010. Stats before 2010 for defensive efficiency are not available.

Best Turnover Margin
1: San Jose (+26)
2: Jacksonville (+18)
3: Arizona (+16)
4: Philadelphia (+14)

3rd Down Conversion Percentage
1: San Jose (58.7%)
3: Philadelphia (51.8%)
4: Jacksonville (47.1%)
5: Arizona (46.6%)

Opposing 3rd Down Conversion Percentage
1: San Jose (29.9%)
2: Arizona (34.1%)
4: Philadelphia (39.7%)
6: Jacksonville (45.5%)

4th Down Conversion Percentage
1: Philadelphia (59.5%)
2: Jacksonville (59.5%)
3: Arizona (53.8%)
8: San Jose (41.7%)

Opposing 4th Down Conversion Percentage
1: San Jose (28.2%)
2: Arizona (30.6%)
4: Philadelphia (37.3%)
12: Jacksonville (58.3%)

Most Sacks
1: San Jose (44)
2: Arizona (34)
3: Jacksonville (32)
7: Philadelphia (27)

Most Sacks Allowed
1: Jacksonville (8)
2: Philadelphia (10)
3: Arizona (15)
7: San Jose (31)

Fewest Red Zone Touchdowns Allowed
1: Arizona (47)
T-2: San Jose (48)
T-2: Philadelphia (48)
12: Jacksonville (71)

Best Red Zone Touchdown Percentage
1: Arizona (84.5%)
2: San Jose (81.6%)
3: Philadelphia (80.7%)
4: Jacksonville (79.6%)


 
Adam Markowitz is an accountant and a freelance sports writer living in Orlando. As a Florida State graduate with degrees in music and history, the garnet and gold will forever be a part of him, but he bleeds the black and red of the Orlando Predators like none other. Adam has been following the AFL since 1991 and has been at well over 200 games, including 16 ArenaBowls. You can follow Adam on Twitter @AFLGuru.
The opinions expressed in the article above are only those of the writer, and do not necessarily reflect the thoughts, opinions, or official stance of ArenaFan Online or its staff, or the Arena Football League, or any AFL or af2 teams.
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