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Philadelphia 56 at Arizona 42
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Philadelphia Soul Philadelphia Soul 28771456
Arizona Rattlers Arizona Rattlers 71414742

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Post Game Articles

The Fortune that will Bind Arena Football and Prominence
Guest Writer, ArenaFan.com

Before climbing up the ladder of success as the CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino, Butera played Division III football as a defensive end for his school, Trinity College. In a way, this may have played a role in his full-time shift from casino executive to arena football commissioner.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Take Three: Soul and Rattlers meet again
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

There have been no two teams better than the Philadelphia Soul and Arizona Rattlers over the last six years. Statistically speaking, the Rattlers are 86-20 and the Soul are 70-36, the top two records of the eight teams in the AFL. The two best quarterbacks in the league? Nick Davila (Rattlers QB,) and Dan Raudabaugh (Soul QB.) This is the best of the best in the AFL, with seemingly a top five player at every position.

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.

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.

ArenaBowl Travel Blog
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

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.

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.

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.

ArenaBowl XXIX Matchup Set
AFL Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul defeated the Jacksonville Sharks, 55-50, in the American Conference Championship game on Sunday night and will now advance to play the Arizona Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXIX on Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

 
Between the Pads
Most Passing Yards
281 yards, Davila, Arizona
Most Receiving Yards
126 yards, Purify, Arizona
Most Rushing Yards
15 yards, Richardson, Philadelphia
Most Passing TDs
6 TDs, Raudabaugh, Philadelphia
Most Receiving TDs
3 TDs, Kauleinamoku, Philadelphia
Most Rushing TDs
2 TDs, Benson, Arizona
Longest TD Pass
30 yards, Raudabaugh to Kauleinamoku, Philadelphia
Longest TD Run
1 yards, Benson, Arizona
Most INTs Thrown
2 INTs, Davila, Arizona