2013 Arizona Rattlers season
OwnerRon Shurts
Head coachKevin Guy
Home fieldUS Airways Center
Results
Record15–3
Division place1st NC West
Playoff finishWon Conference Semifinals (SaberCats) 59–49
Won Conference Championship (Shock) 65–57
Won ArenaBowl XXVI (Soul) 48–39

The 2013 Arizona Rattlers season was the 22nd season for the franchise Arena Football League, coming off of their victory in ArenaBowl XXV. The team was coached by Kevin Guy and played their home games at the US Airways Center. With a 15–3 record, the Rattlers won their fourth consecutive division title to qualify for the playoffs. The Rattlers successfully defended their championship in ArenaBowl XXVI by once again defeating the Philadelphia Soul by a 48–39 score to win their fourth ArenaBowl championship in franchise history.

Final roster

2013 Arizona Rattlers roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide Receivers

Offensive Linemen

Defensive Linemen

Linebackers

Defensive Backs

Kickers

Injured Reserve

League Suspended

Refuse to Report

Other League Exempt

Inactive reserve

  • Currently vacant

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 7, 2013
23 Active, 13 Inactive

Standings

Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Arizona Rattlers 15 3 .833 1203 866 4–2 9–3 8–1 7–2
x-Spokane Shock 14 4 .778 1198 896 4–2 8–2 7–2 7–2
x-San Jose SaberCats 13 5 .722 1033 877 3–3 6–4 8–2 5–3
Utah Blaze 7 11 .389 896 988 1–5 3–8 4–5 3–6

z - Clinched division and conference's best record
x - Clinched playoff berth

Regular season schedule

The Rattlers began the season at home against the Philadelphia Soul on March 23 in a rematch of ArenaBowl XXV. They closed the regular season on the road against the Iowa Barnstormers on July 27.[1][2]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 23 5:00 p.m. MST Philadelphia Soul W 66–52 1–0 US Airways Center [3]
2 Friday March 29 6:30 p.m. MST at Utah Blaze W 77–49 2–0 EnergySolutions Arena [4]
3 Saturday April 6 5:30 p.m. MST San Jose SaberCats W 73–47 3–0 US Airways Center [5]
4 Friday April 12 7:00 p.m. MST at Spokane Shock L 49–66 3–1 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [6]
5 Saturday April 20 6:00 p.m. MST San Antonio Talons W 83–40 4–1 US Airways Center [7]
6 Sunday April 28 3:00 p.m. MST Orlando Predators W 82–42 5–1 US Airways Center [8]
7 Saturday May 4 4:00 p.m. MST at Jacksonville Sharks W 58–48 6–1 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [9]
8 Saturday May 11 6:00 p.m. MST Utah Blaze W 65–49 7–1 US Airways Center [10]
9 Sunday May 19 1:00 p.m. MST at Chicago Rush W 56–49 8–1 Allstate Arena [11]
10 Saturday May 25 6:00 p.m. MST Iowa Barnstormers W 70–26 9–1 US Airways Center [12]
11 Saturday June 1 1:05 p.m. MST at Philadelphia Soul W 64–57 10–1 Wells Fargo Center [13]
12 Saturday June 8 5:30 p.m. MST at San Antonio Talons W 70–21 11–1 Alamodome [14]
13 Saturday June 15 6:00 p.m. MST Spokane Shock W 59–42 12–1 US Airways Center [15]
14 Saturday June 22 7:30 p.m. MST at San Jose SaberCats L 42–72 12–2 HP Pavilion at San Jose [16]
15 Bye
16 Saturday July 6 4:00 p.m. MST at Orlando Predators W 84–56 13–2 Amway Center [17]
17 Saturday July 13 6:00 p.m. MST New Orleans VooDoo W 79–42 14–2 US Airways Center
18 Saturday July 20 6:00 p.m. MST Chicago Rush L 42–63 14–3 US Airways Center
19 Saturday July 27 5:05 p.m. MST at Iowa Barnstormers W 84–45 15–3 Wells Fargo Arena [18]

Playoffs

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
NC Semifinals Sunday August 4 5:00 p.m. MST San Jose SaberCats W 59–49 US Airways Center [19]
NC Championship Saturday August 10 6:00 p.m. MST Spokane Shock W 65–57 US Airways Center [20]
ArenaBowl XXVI Saturday August 17 10:00 a.m. MST Philadelphia Soul W 48–39 Amway Center [21]

References

  1. ^ "AFL Announces 2013 Schedule". Arena Football League. November 13, 2012. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2013.
  2. ^ "2013 Arena Football League Schedule". Arenafan.com. Retrieved February 27, 2013.
  3. ^ "Rattlers knock off Soul to open 2013 season". Arizona Rattlers. Arenafan.com. March 24, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Rattlers make quick work of Blaze". Arizona Rattlers. Arenafan.com. March 30, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "SaberCats Fall to Rattlers, 73–47". San Jose SaberCats. Arenafan.com. April 7, 2013. Retrieved April 8, 2013.
  6. ^ "Shock rattles Arizona with 66–49 win". Spokane Shock. Arenafan.com. April 13, 2013. Retrieved April 14, 2013.
  7. ^ "Rattlers trounce Talons". Arizona Rattlers. Arenafan.com. April 22, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2013.
  8. ^ "Predators Suffer Another Loss, Arizona Takes The Victory 42–82". Orlando Predators. Arenafan.com. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 30, 2013.
  9. ^ "Sharks Fall to Rattlers, 58–48, On Saturday Night". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 4, 2013. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  10. ^ Jose M. Romero (May 11, 2013). "Arizona Rattlers hold off the Utah Blaze rally". The Arizona Republic. Retrieved May 18, 2013.
  11. ^ "Rattlers escape Chicago with 56–49 victory". Chicago Rush. Arenafan.com. May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 20, 2013.
  12. ^ "Barnstormers Snake Bitten in Arizona". Iowa Barnstormers. Arenafan.com. May 26, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
  13. ^ "Arizona comeback ends Soul winning streak, 64–57". Philadelphia Soul. Arenafan.com. June 1, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  14. ^ "Talons Fall 70–21 to Rattlers". San Antonio Talons. Arenafan.com. June 9, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  15. ^ "Shock fall to Rattlers 59–42". Spokane Shock. Arenafan.com. June 15, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  16. ^ "SaberCats Charm the Rattlers, 72–42". San Jose SaberCats. Arenafan.com. June 23, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  17. ^ Adam Markowitz (July 6, 2013). "Efficient Rattlers Continue Rolling in (First?) Trip to Orlando". Arenafan.com. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  18. ^ "Barnstormers End Season With Loss To Rattlers". Iowa Barnstormers. Arenafan.com. July 28, 2013. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  19. ^ "SaberCats Fall 59-49 to Rattlers in Close One in the Desert". San Jose SaberCats. Arenafan.com. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  20. ^ "Shock fall to the defending champs 65-57". Spokane Shock. Arenafan.com. August 11, 2013. Retrieved August 11, 2013.
  21. ^ Jeff Sims (August 17, 2013). "Rattlers Repeat as ArenaBowl Champs". Arenafan.com. Retrieved August 18, 2013.