2012 Philadelphia Soul season

The 2012 Philadelphia Soul season was the seventh season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Doug Plank and played their home games at Wells Fargo Center. The Soul had the best record in the league at 15–3, and were able to advance to ArenaBowl XXV. However, they would be defeated by the Arizona Rattlers by a 72–54 score.

2012 Philadelphia Soul season
Head coachDoug Plank
Home fieldWells Fargo Center
Results
Record15–3
Division place1st AC East
Playoff finishWon Conference Semifinal (VooDoo) 66–53
Won Conference Championship (Sharks) 89–34
Lost ArenaBowl XXV (Rattlers) 54–72

StandingsEdit

East Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Philadelphia Soul 15 3 .833 1228 919 4–2 12–2 7–2 8–1
Cleveland Gladiators 8 10 .444 879 875 4–2 6–8 5–4 3–6
Milwaukee Mustangs 5 13 .278 960 1062 3–3 4–7 2–6 3–7
Pittsburgh Power 5 13 .278 827 963 1–5 4–9 1–8 4–5

z - Clinched division and conference's best record

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The Soul had a bye week during the season's opening week, and began the season in week 2 on the road against the New Orleans VooDoo on March 18. Their first home game was on April 1 against the Cleveland Gladiators. They hosted the Utah Blaze on July 22 to conclude the regular season.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Bye
2 Sunday March 18 4:00 p.m. EDT at New Orleans VooDoo W 63–62 1–0 New Orleans Arena [2]
3 Friday March 23 8:00 p.m. EDT at Pittsburgh Power W 84–59 2–0 Consol Energy Center [3]
4 Sunday April 1 6:05 p.m. EDT Cleveland Gladiators L 62–68 2–1 Wells Fargo Center [4]
5 Saturday April 7 7:00 p.m. EDT at Georgia Force W 92–42 3–1 Arena at Gwinnett Center [5]
6 Sunday April 15 6:05 p.m. EDT San Jose SaberCats W 61–55 4–1 Wells Fargo Center [6]
7 Friday April 20 8:00 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 83–48 5–1 Wells Fargo Center [7]
8 Saturday April 28 7:30 p.m. EDT at Orlando Predators W 69–53 6–1 Amway Center [8]
9 Saturday May 5 7:05 p.m. EDT Milwaukee Mustangs L 63–64 6–2 Wells Fargo Center [9]
10 Saturday May 12 7:05 p.m. EDT Jacksonville Sharks W 56–38 7–2 Wells Fargo Center [10]
11 Friday May 18 11:00 p.m. EDT at Spokane Shock L 47–65 7–3 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [11]
12 Sunday May 27 4:00 p.m. EDT at Cleveland Gladiators W 55–33 8–3 Quicken Loans Arena [12]
13 Saturday June 2 7:05 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators W 79–48 9–3 Wells Fargo Center [13]
14 Friday June 8 8:00 p.m. EDT at Milwaukee Mustangs W 69–62 10–3 BMO Harris Bradley Center [14]
15 Saturday June 16 7:00 p.m. EDT at Jacksonville Sharks W 62–27 11–3 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [15]
16 Sunday June 24 6:05 p.m. EDT Pittsburgh Power W 69–34 12–3 Wells Fargo Center [16]
17 Saturday June 30 7:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Storm W 83–79 13–3 Tampa Bay Times Forum [17]
18 Sunday July 8 6:05 p.m. EDT Spokane Shock W 62–48 14–3 Wells Fargo Center [18]
19 Bye
20 Sunday July 22 6:05 p.m. EDT Utah Blaze W 69–34 15–3 Wells Fargo Center [19]

PlayoffsEdit

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
AC Semifinals Saturday July 28 7:05 p.m. EDT New Orleans VooDoo W 66–53 Wells Fargo Center [20]
AC Championship Friday August 3 8:00 p.m. EDT Jacksonville Sharks W 89–34 Wells Fargo Center [21]
ArenaBowl XXV Friday August 10 10:30 p.m. EDT Arizona Rattlers L 54–72 New Orleans Arena [22]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AFL, Soul Release Regular-Season Schedule". Philadelphia Soul. October 6, 2011. Archived from the original on October 24, 2011. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  2. ^ "Blocked Field Goal Lifts Soul to 63–62 Win over VooDoo". Philadelphia Soul. March 18, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  3. ^ "Philadelphia Pulls Plug on Power in 84–59 Victory". Philadelphia Soul. March 23, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved March 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Philadelphia Falls to Cleveland, 68–62, in Home Opener". Philadelphia Soul. April 1, 2012. Archived from the original on June 11, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Soul Record-Setting Night in, 92–42 Win Over Georgia". Philadelphia Soul. April 7, 2012. Archived from the original on June 13, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2012.
  6. ^ "Soul Defeat SaberCats, 61–55, in Fight for the Top". Philadelphia Soul. April 14, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2012.
  7. ^ "Soul Shines Through the Storm, 83–48". Philadelphia Soul. April 20, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 21, 2012.
  8. ^ "Soul Comeback to Topple Orlando, 69–53". Philadelphia Soul. April 29, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved April 29, 2012.
  9. ^ "Soul Fall to Mustangs in Final Seconds, 64–63". Philadelphia Soul. May 5, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  10. ^ "Soul Ride Late Surge to Defeat Jacksonville, 56–38". Philadelphia Soul. May 12, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved May 12, 2012.
  11. ^ "Shock Jump Out Early, Defeat Soul, 65–47". Philadelphia Soul. May 19, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved May 19, 2012.
  12. ^ "Soul Control East with Win over Gladiators, 55–33". Philadelphia Soul. May 27, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012.
  13. ^ "Soul Strike Early & Often To Defeat Orlando, 79–48". Philadelphia Soul. June 2, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2012.
  14. ^ "Late Touchdown Lifts Soul over Mustangs, 69–62". Philadelphia Soul. June 8, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2012.
  15. ^ "Philadelphia Pounds Jacksonville, 62–27". Philadelphia Soul. June 16, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  16. ^ "Soul Shuts Down the Power, 69–34". Philadelphia Soul. June 24, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  17. ^ "Philadelphia Outlasts Tampa Bay, 83–79". Philadelphia Soul. June 29, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved June 30, 2012.
  18. ^ "Soul Defeats Shock, 62–48, for Record-Breaking Win". Philadelphia Soul. July 8, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  19. ^ "Soul End Regular Season with 69–34 Victory over Utah". Philadelphia Soul. July 22, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  20. ^ "Soul Take Round One 66–53 Victory over VooDoo". Philadelphia Soul. July 28, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved July 29, 2012.
  21. ^ "Soul Headed to ArenaBowl After Defeating Sharks, 89–34". Philadelphia Soul. August 3, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved August 4, 2012.
  22. ^ "Arizona Rattlers Win Avitae ArenaBowl XXV". Philadelphia Soul. August 11, 2012. Archived from the original on April 10, 2012. Retrieved August 11, 2012.