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Arizona 72 at Philadelphia 54
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Arizona Rattlers Arizona Rattlers 1413271872
Philadelphia Soul Philadelphia Soul 67212054

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Post Game Articles

They Got This: Rattlers Blow Out Soul To Win ArenaBowl XXV
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

NEW ORLEANS -- The mood was somber last year for the Arizona Rattlers, as they lost the ArenaBowl on the final play of the game against the Jacksonville Sharks. From the very start of the season through the very last play of the season, the Rattlers did what they had to do to erase those hard feelings, and they did just that on Friday night, beating the Philadelphia Soul 72-54 to win ArenaBowl XXV.

Overconfident Soul Prove To Be Mortal In ArenaBowl XXV
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Arizona Rattlers win AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV
AFL Press Release

For the first time since 1997, the Foster Trophy is headed back to Arizona, as the Rattlers defeated the Philadelphia Soul, 72-54, to win AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans on Friday night.

Soul hope to give Rattlers another tough loss
The News Journal

ArenaBowl XXV Pictures
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ArenaBowl XXV Podcasts
arenafan.com

Who Got This? Soul & Rattlers Duke It Out For ArenaBowl XXV Title
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

NEW ORLEANS -- The day of ArenaBowl XXV is here. For the Arizona Rattlers and the Philadelphia Soul, this day was always one where destiny will be determined. For the Soul, anything short of a championship, and the We Got This slogan for the year will almost certainly become the butt of any joke for years to come. For the Rattlers, getting this close without winning a championship would be the most bitter pill to swallow of all. These two will kick it off on Friday night at New Orleans Arena at 9:30 p.m. (CT).

Bryan Robinson is the Heart of the Soul
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

NEW ORLEANS -- When you look into the eyes of Philadelphia Soul DL Bryan Robinson on the field, you have to see a man that is full of intensity. He's always out to work harder than you, and virtually 100% of the time, he does just that. When I had the chance to look into his eyes at Media Day on Wednesday, just 48 hours before ArenaBowl XXV, I saw a man that knows that he is on the verge of something special. And he's enjoying every single minute of it.

Arizona Puts Finishing Touches On Soul In ArenaBowl XXV
Joe Kauffman, ArenaFan.com

0:00 4Q: The Rattlers wound down the clock and won ArenaBowl XXV over the Soul 72-54 to win their third championship in franchise history.

ArenaFan Nation Speaks: Who Will Win ArenaBowl XXV?
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

NEW ORLEANS -- We are just about 12 hours away from the kickoff of ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans, as the Arizona Rattlers take on the Philadelphia Soul for the right to win the Foster Trophy in the Silver Anniversary season of the Arena Football League. As a part of our unrivaled continuing coverage from the ArenaBowl, we asked our staff, some experts from across the league, and you, the fans who would win the championship. Here are our staff picks for ArenaBowl XXV!

ArenaFan's Adam Markowitz To Be On Breakthrough Sports Radio Live at 4:30 CT
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan.com's Adam Markowitz will be joining Dave Isaac on Breakthrough Sports, a radio broadcast based in Phoenix, discussing all things related to the Rattlers and ArenaBowl XXV

For the Soul, it begins in the trenches
Philadelphia Inquirer

Arizona Soul, Philadelphia Rattlers taking different approaches to ArenaBowl ...
NOLA.com

ArenaBowl pits surging Soul vs resilient Rattlers
York Daily Record

Plank's Long Road May Finally Yield a Championship
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Last year, the Arizona Rattlers learned a crushing lesson. You can come within just inches of winning a championship, but in the end, even if you fall a few inches short, you've ended your season falling short of your ultimate goal. This year marks their return to the ArenaBowl, but for the coach of the Philadelphia Soul, Doug Plank, falling short of a championship is nothing that is all that new.

Feisty Rattlers Return To ArenaBowl Looking For Title, Vengeance, & Respect
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Pretty much every single team that loses a championship game at any level comes into the next season with a chip on its shoulder. For the Arizona Rattlers, the chip is a whole heck of a lot bigger this year. Not only are the Rats coming into this one trying to erase the memories of a brutal 73-70 loss on the last play of the game against the Jacksonville Sharks in ArenaBowl XXIV, but they are trying to prove that they are the superior team in this game against the Philadelphia Soul.

Rattlers hope to avenge loss and build brand, sponsorships with Arena Bowl win
Phoenix Business Journal

Soul to Play in ArenaBowl XXV
NBC 10 Philadelphia

Arizona, Philadelphia Meet Expectations to Square Off in ArenaBowl XXV
SportsNOLA.com

Rattlers meet familiar face in ArenaBowl
FS Arizona

Ross/Dolezel Combination Continues To Produce Records & Victories
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

NEW ORLEANS -- This year the Philadelphia Soul went out and signed Clint Dolezel, one of the four men to throw for over 40,000 yards in a career and one of the three to throw for at least 900 TDs, to be their offensive coordinator. Yet it is the rushing game with Derrick Rose that really gave Philadelphia the edge in 2012.

Video: Rattlers, Soul Meet the Press at ArenaBowl XXV Media Day
SportsNOLA.com

ArenaBowl XXV Videos
Joe Kauffman, ArenaFan.com

On Wednesday, August 8th, the Arena Football League hosted ArenaBowl XXV Media Day at the New Orleans Arena. The head coaches of both teams and Commissioner Jerry Kurz addressed the media.

Huey, Rattlers face Soul Friday in New Orleans
Kilgore News Herald

Soul Friday in New Orleans. By MITCH LUCAS sports@kilgorenewsherald.com. Kilgore native Michael Huey, an offensive lineman for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League, will play for his first professional football championship on Friday night.and more »

Points Could Be Aplenty in ArenaBowl XXV
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Last year, the Jacksonville Sharks and the Arizona Rattlers combined to score 143 points in a 73-70 game. It was the highest scoring ArenaBowl in league history, and it is the second highest scoring playoff game that the AFL has ever seen as well. The Rattlers are back, but this time around, it is the Philadelphia Soul that they are playing for the Foster Trophy this weekend, and the fireworks could be flying if both of these offenses play up to their potential.

ArenaBowl XXV Blog
arenafan.com

 
Between the Pads
Most Passing Yards
285 yards, Raudabaugh, Philadelphia
Most Receiving Yards
143 yards, Purify, Arizona
Most Rushing Yards
21 yards, Ross, Philadelphia
Most Passing TDs
9 TDs, Davila, Arizona
Most Receiving TDs
7 TDs, Purify, Arizona
Most Rushing TDs
1 TDs, Armstrong, Arizona
Longest TD Pass
38 yards, Davila to Purify, Arizona
Longest TD Run
7 yards, Ross, Philadelphia
Most INTs Thrown
3 INTs, Raudabaugh, Philadelphia