2012 San Antonio Talons season

The 2012 San Antonio Talons season was the 12th season for the franchise, and the third in the Arena Football League. This was the first season for the Talons in San Antonio, Texas after relocating from Tulsa, Oklahoma following the 2011 season. The team was coached by Lee Johnson and played their home games at the Alamodome. The Talons finished the regular season with a 14–4 record, winning the Central Division and securing the top seed in the National Conference.[1] However, the Talons would lose at home by one point in the conference semifinals to the Utah Blaze, 34–35.[2]

2012 San Antonio Talons season
Head coachLee Johnson
Home fieldAlamodome
Results
Record14–4
Division place1st NC Central
Playoff finishLost Conference Semifinals (Blaze) 34–35

StandingsEdit

Central Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-San Antonio Talons 14 4 .778 1042 949 5–1 9–4 8–1 6–3
Chicago Rush 10 8 .556 1047 1044 4–2 5–6 7–2 3–6
Iowa Barnstormers 7 11 .389 948 1032 3–3 5–9 4–5 3–6
Kansas City Command 3 15 .167 705 938 0–6 1–12 2–7 1–8

z - Clinched division and conference's best record

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The Talons began the season at home against the Utah Blaze on March 10. They went on the road to play the Iowa Barnstormers on July 21 in their final regular season game.[3]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 10 3:00 p.m. CST Utah Blaze W 54–48 1–0 Alamodome [4]
2 Saturday March 17 7:00 p.m. CDT Spokane Shock L 60–63 1–1 Alamodome [5]
3 Bye
4 Thursday March 29 6:30 p.m. CDT at Orlando Predators W 47–34 2–1 Amway Center [6]
5 Friday April 6 9:30 p.m. CDT at San Jose SaberCats L 53–76 2–2 HP Pavilion at San Jose [7]
6 Friday April 13 7:00 p.m. CDT New Orleans VooDoo W 62–48 3–2 Alamodome [8]
7 Sunday April 22 5:00 p.m. CDT at Arizona Rattlers L 34–68 3–3 US Airways Center [9]
8 Saturday April 28 2:30 p.m. CDT Chicago Rush W 56–55 4–3 Alamodome [10]
9 Saturday May 5 7:00 p.m. CDT at Kansas City Command W 41–31 5–3 Sprint Center [11]
10 Saturday May 12 7:00 p.m. CDT Pittsburgh Power W 68–52 6–3 Alamodome [12]
11 Saturday May 19 7:00 p.m. CDT San Jose SaberCats W 72–47 7–3 Alamodome [13]
12 Saturday May 26 8:00 p.m. CDT at Utah Blaze W 64–61 8–3 EnergySolutions Arena [14]
13 Bye
14 Saturday June 9 7:00 p.m. CDT at New Orleans VooDoo W 53–46 9–3 New Orleans Arena [15]
15 Saturday June 16 7:00 p.m. CDT Iowa Barnstormers W 57–35 10–3 Alamodome [16]
16 Saturday June 23 6:30 p.m. CDT at Tampa Bay Storm W 77–56 11–3 Tampa Bay Times Forum [17]
17 Saturday June 30 7:00 p.m. CDT Kansas City Command W 58–48 12–3 Alamodome [18]
18 Sunday July 8 3:00 p.m. CDT at Chicago Rush W 61–54 13–3 Allstate Arena [19]
19 Saturday July 14 7:00 p.m. CDT Arizona Rattlers W 62–61 14–3 Alamodome [20]
20 Saturday July 21 7:05 p.m. CDT at Iowa Barnstormers L 63–66 14–4 Wells Fargo Arena [21]

PlayoffsEdit

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
NC Semifinals Friday July 27 7:00 p.m. CDT Utah Blaze L 34–35 Alamodome [22]

Final rosterEdit

2012 San Antonio Talons roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

Refuse to report

Other league exempt

Suspended list

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 26, 2012
31 Active, 17 Inactive

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ David Flores (July 23, 2012). "Top-seeded Talons open AFL playoffs at home against Utah on Friday night". www.kens5.com. KENS 5-TV, Inc. Archived from the original on July 15, 2013. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  2. ^ David Flores (July 27, 2012). "Talons' first season in S.A. ends with 35–34 loss to Blaze in playoff opener". www.kens5.com. KENS 5-TV, Inc. Archived from the original on August 1, 2012. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  3. ^ "2012 AFL Schedule Announced". Arena Football League. October 6, 2011. Archived from the original on February 22, 2012. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  4. ^ "Garcia, Talons Defeat Blaze in Thriller". Arena Football League. March 10, 2012. Archived from the original on March 14, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2012.
  5. ^ "Shock Earn Team Win over San Antonio". Arena Football League. March 17, 2012. Archived from the original on June 30, 2012. Retrieved March 18, 2012.
  6. ^ "Talons Defeat Predators 47–34". Arena Football League. March 29, 2012. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2012.
  7. ^ "SaberCats Handle Talons 76–53". Arena Football League. April 6, 2012. Archived from the original on April 1, 2012. Retrieved April 7, 2012.
  8. ^ "VooDoo Fall to Garcia, Talons". Arena Football League. April 14, 2012. Archived from the original on April 16, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2012.
  9. ^ "Rattlers Prevail in "Showdown at the Snake Pit"". Arena Football League. April 22, 2012. Archived from the original on July 10, 2012. Retrieved April 22, 2012.
  10. ^ "Chicago Falls to Garcia, Talons Late". Arena Football League. April 22, 2012. Archived from the original on May 1, 2012. Retrieved April 28, 2012.
  11. ^ "Kansas City Fights, but Falls to San Antonio 41–31". Arena Football League. May 5, 2012. Archived from the original on May 10, 2012. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
  12. ^ "Talons Shut Down Power 68–52". Arena Football League. May 12, 2012. Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2012.
  13. ^ "Talons Top SaberCats 72–47". Arena Football League. May 19, 2012. Archived from the original on July 1, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2012.
  14. ^ "Talons Win Fifth Straight with 64–61 Victory over Blaze". Arena Football League. May 27, 2012. Retrieved May 27, 2012.[dead link]
  15. ^ "Talons Extend Win Streak, Defeat VooDoo 53–46". Arena Football League. June 10, 2012. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 10, 2012.
  16. ^ "Talons Extend Win Streak to Seven Games". Arena Football League. June 17, 2012. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  17. ^ "Talons Beat Storm for Eighth Straight Win, 77–56". Arena Football League. June 24, 2012. Archived from the original on June 29, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012.
  18. ^ "Talons Take Command, earn 58–48 Win". Arena Football League. June 24, 2012. Archived from the original on July 2, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012.
  19. ^ "Rush Fall to Talons, Garcia on Sunday". Arena Football League. July 8, 2012. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
  20. ^ "Talons Defeat Rattlers in Nailbiter, 62–61". Arena Football League. July 14, 2012. Archived from the original on January 17, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
  21. ^ "Barnstormers Win Shootout with Talons, 66–63". Arena Football League. July 22, 2012. Archived from the original on July 24, 2012. Retrieved July 22, 2012.
  22. ^ "Utah Holds on, Advance to Conference Championship". Arena Football League. July 28, 2012. Retrieved July 28, 2012.[dead link]