2012 San Jose SaberCats season

The 2012 San Jose SaberCats season was the 16th season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Darren Arbet and played their home games at HP Pavilion at San Jose. After finishing the regular season with a 12–6 record, the SaberCats qualified for the playoffs, but lost in the conference semifinals to the Arizona Rattlers, 48–51.

2012 San Jose SaberCats season
Head coachDarren Arbet
Home fieldHP Pavilion at San Jose
Results
Record12–6
Division place3rd NC West
Playoff finishLost Conference Semifinals (Rattlers) 48–51
Team DPYJoe Sykes

StandingsEdit

West Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
y-Arizona Rattlers 13 5 .722 1118 880 3–3 8–5 7–2 6–3
x-San Jose SaberCats 12 6 .667 1143 1027 4–2 10–4 8–1 4–5
x-Utah Blaze 12 6 .667 1128 1051 4–2 8–4 6–3 6–3
Spokane Shock 10 8 .556 1063 1048 1–5 5–7 5–4 5–4

y - Clinched division
x - Clinched playoff berth

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The SaberCats began the season at home against the Arizona Rattlers on March 10. They hosted the Iowa Barnstormers on July 14, in their final regular season game.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 10 7:30 p.m. PST Arizona Rattlers W 71–70 (OT) 1–0 HP Pavilion at San Jose [2]
2 Bye
3 Saturday March 24 6:00 p.m. PDT at Utah Blaze L 59–60 1–1 EnergySolutions Arena [3]
4 Friday March 30 5:00 p.m. PDT at Spokane Shock W 69–35 2–1 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [4]
5 Friday April 6 7:30 p.m. PDT San Antonio Talons W 76–53 3–1 HP Pavilion at San Jose [5]
6 Saturday April 14 3:05 p.m. PDT at Philadelphia Soul L 55–61 3–2 Wells Fargo Center [6]
7 Saturday April 21 7:30 p.m. PDT Kansas City Command W 49–35 4–2 HP Pavilion at San Jose [7]
8 Saturday April 28 5:05 p.m. PDT at Iowa Barnstormers W 76–33 5–2 Wells Fargo Arena [8]
9 Saturday May 5 7:00 p.m. PDT at Arizona Rattlers W 77–70 6–2 US Airways Center [9]
10 Friday May 11 7:30 p.m. PDT Utah Blaze W 70–59 7–2 HP Pavilion at San Jose [10]
11 Saturday May 19 5:00 p.m. PDT at San Antonio Talons L 47–72 7–3 Alamodome [11]
12 Saturday May 26 7:30 p.m. PDT Chicago Rush W 84–77 (OT) 8–3 HP Pavilion at San Jose [12]
13 Saturday June 2 5:00 p.m. PDT at Milwaukee Mustangs L 68–81 8–4 BMO Harris Bradley Center [13]
14 Friday June 8 7:30 p.m. PDT Orlando Predators W 51–34 9–4 HP Pavilion at San Jose [14]
15 Sunday June 17 Noon PDT at Kansas City Command L 41–57 9–5 Sprint Center [15]
16 Saturday June 23 7:30 p.m. PDT Spokane Shock L 63–90 9–6 HP Pavilion at San Jose [16]
17 Saturday June 30 5:00 p.m. PDT at Chicago Rush W 75–61 10–6 Allstate Arena [17]
18 Saturday July 7 7:30 p.m. PDT New Orleans VooDoo W 55–31 11–6 HP Pavilion at San Jose [18]
19 Saturday July 14 7:30 p.m. PDT Iowa Barnstormers W 57–48 12–6 HP Pavilion at San Jose [19]
20 Bye

PlayoffsEdit

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
NC Semifinals Saturday July 28 7:00 p.m. PDT at Arizona Rattlers L 48–51 US Airways Center [20]

Final rosterEdit

2012 San Jose SaberCats roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

League suspension

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Refuse to report

  • Currently vacant

Other league exempt

Inactive Reserve

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated July 26, 2012
23 Active, 12 Inactive

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "SaberCats Win OT Thriller Over Rival Arizona, 71–70". San Jose Sabercats. March 10, 2012. Archived from the original on August 9, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "'Cats Drop Heartbreaker, 60–59 in Utah". San Jose Sabercats. March 24, 2012. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved March 25, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  6. ^ "SaberCats Fall 61–55 to the Soul". San Jose Sabercats. April 14, 2012. Archived from the original on April 20, 2012. Retrieved April 14, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  13. ^ "SaberCats Fall to Mustangs 81–68 in Milwaukee". San Jose Sabercats. June 2, 2012. Archived from the original on August 9, 2012. Retrieved June 3, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "'Cats Top Predators 51–34 Behind Defensive Dominance". San Jose Sabercats. June 8, 2012. Archived from the original on June 19, 2012. Retrieved June 9, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "SaberCats Fall 57–41 To Command". San Jose Sabercats. June 17, 2012. Archived from the original on June 20, 2012. Retrieved June 17, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "SaberCats Fall to Spokane Shock 90–63". San Jose Sabercats. June 23, 2012. Archived from the original on June 28, 2012. Retrieved June 24, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "SaberCats Hold Off Rush 75–61". San Jose Sabercats. June 30, 2012. Archived from the original on July 3, 2012. Retrieved July 1, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "SaberCats Dominate VooDoo 55–31 on Saturday". San Jose Sabercats. July 7, 2012. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved July 8, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "SaberCats Dispatch Barnstormers 57–48". San Jose Sabercats. July 14, 2012. Archived from the original on August 15, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  20. ^ "SaberCats Fall to Rattlers 51–48". San Jose Sabercats. July 28, 2012. Archived from the original on February 4, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2012. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)