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2013 Orlando Predators season

The 2013 Orlando Predators season was the 22nd season for the franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Doug Plank and played their home games at Amway Center. Despite losing their first five games, the Predators recovered enough to qualify for the playoffs. However, they were eliminated by the Philadelphia Soul by a score of 59–55 in the conference semifinals.

2013 Orlando Predators season
Head coachDoug Plank
Home fieldAmway Center
Results
Record7–11
Division place2nd AC South
Playoff finishLost Conference Semifinals (Soul) 55–59

Final rosterEdit

2013 Orlando Predators roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Refuse to Report

Injured reserve

Other league exempt list

League suspension

Inactive reserve

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently Vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 1, 2013
26 Active, 21 Inactive

StandingsEdit

South Division
Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
z-Jacksonville Sharks 12 6 .667 941 883 6–0 11–0 6–3 6–3
x-Orlando Predators 7 11 .389 965 1032 2–4 5–7 4–5 3–6
x-Tampa Bay Storm 7 11 .389 959 980 2–4 4–6 2–7 5–4
New Orleans VooDoo 5 13 .278 833 1069 2–4 4–6 3–6 2–7

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

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The Predators began the season on the road against the New Orleans VooDoo on March 24. Their first home game was on April 6 against the Philadelphia Soul. They closed the regular season against the VooDoo at home on July 27.[1][2]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
Score Record
1 Sunday March 24 4:00 p.m. EDT at New Orleans VooDoo L 45–51 (OT) 0–1 New Orleans Arena [3]
2 Friday March 29 10:30 p.m. EDT at San Jose SaberCats L 62–65 0–2 HP Pavilion at San Jose [4]
3 Saturday April 6 7:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Soul L 33–61 0–3 Amway Center [5]
4 Bye
5 Saturday April 20 7:00 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Storm L 35–53 0–4 Amway Center [6]
6 Sunday April 28 6:00 p.m. EDT at Arizona Rattlers L 42–82 0–5 US Airways Center [7]
7 Saturday May 4 7:00 p.m. EDT at Pittsburgh Power W 52–38 1–5 Consol Energy Center [8]
8 Saturday May 11 10:00 p.m. EDT at Spokane Shock W 83–82 2–5 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena [9]
9 Saturday May 18 7:00 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 51–61 2–6 Wells Fargo Center [10]
10 Saturday May 25 7:00 p.m. EDT Jacksonville Sharks L 41–44 2–7 Amway Center [11]
11 Saturday June 1 7:00 p.m. EDT Chicago Rush L 55–63 2–8 Amway Center [12]
12 Saturday June 8 7:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Storm W 55–48 3–8 Tampa Bay Times Forum [13]
13 Saturday June 15 7:00 p.m. EDT Cleveland Gladiators W 62–55 4–8 Amway Center [14]
14 Saturday June 22 7:00 p.m. EDT Pittsburgh Power W 50–35 5–8 Amway Center [15]
15 Saturday June 29 7:00 p.m. EDT at Jacksonville Sharks L 55–62 5–9 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena [16]
16 Saturday July 6 7:00 p.m. EDT Arizona Rattlers L 56–84 5–10 Amway Center [17]
17 Saturday July 13 7:00 p.m. EDT Iowa Barnstormers W 55–41 6–10 Amway Center [18]
18 Saturday July 20 7:00 p.m. EDT at Cleveland Gladiators L 62–65 6–11 Quicken Loans Arena [19]
19 Saturday July 27 7:00 p.m. EDT New Orleans VooDoo W 71–42 7–11 Amway Center [20]

PlayoffsEdit

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Report
AC Semifinals Saturday August 3 7:05 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 55–59 Wells Fargo Center [21]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "AFL Announces 2013 Schedule". Arena Football League. November 13, 2012. Archived from the original on February 16, 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "2013 AFL Schedule" (PDF). Arena Football League. November 13, 2012. Retrieved January 9, 2013.[dead link]
  3. ^ "VooDoo Top Predators 51–45 In Overtime". New Orleans VooDoo. Arenafootball.com. March 24, 2013. Archived from the original on March 28, 2013. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "SaberCats Take Down Predators, 65–62". San Jose SaberCats. Arenafan.com. March 30, 2013. Retrieved March 30, 2013.
  5. ^ "Soul pound Predators for first victory of season, 61–33". Philadelphia Soul. Arenafan.com. April 6, 2013. Retrieved April 7, 2013.
  6. ^ "Predators Fall to 0–4, Storm Take I-4". Orlando Predators. Arenafan.com. April 20, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  7. ^ "Predators Suffer Another Loss, Arizona Takes The Victory 42–82". Orlando Predators. Arenafan.com. April 28, 2013. Retrieved April 29, 2013.
  8. ^ "Aaron Garcia's Six Touchdowns Lead Orlando To 52–38 Win Over Power". Orlando Predators. Arenafan.com. May 4, 2012. Retrieved May 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "Orlando Shock Spokane in Wild West Shootout, 83–82". Orlando Predators. Arenafan.com. May 12, 2012. Retrieved May 13, 2013.
  10. ^ "Soul win first home game; Knock off Predators 61–51". Philadelphia Soul. Arenafan.com. May 19, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2013.
  11. ^ "Sharks Get Back In Win Column With 44–41 Victory Over Predators". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. May 26, 2013. Retrieved May 26, 2013.
  12. ^ "Chicago Rush Escape Jungle with 63–55 Victory over the Orlando Predators". Chicago Rush. Arenafan.com. June 2, 2013. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
  13. ^ "Orlando Predators derail Tampa Bay Storm, 55–48". Tampa Bay Storm. Arenafan.com. June 9, 2013. Retrieved June 10, 2013.
  14. ^ "Gladiators lose conference game in final seconds". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. June 16, 2013. Retrieved June 17, 2013.
  15. ^ "Pittsburgh Power Fall 50–35 To Orlando Predators". Pittsburgh Power. Arenafan.com. June 23, 2013. Retrieved June 24, 2013.
  16. ^ "Sharks Win Sixth Straight Against Predators, 62–55". Jacksonville Sharks. Arenafan.com. June 30, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  17. ^ Adam Markowitz (July 6, 2013). "Efficient Rattlers Continue Rolling in (First?) Trip to Orlando". Arenafan.com. Retrieved July 9, 2013.
  18. ^ "Barnstormers Denied Victory By Orlando". Iowa Barnstormers. Arenafan.com. July 13, 2013. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
  19. ^ "Gladiators hold on to win last home game of the season". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. July 21, 2013. Retrieved July 23, 2013.
  20. ^ Adam Markowitz (July 28, 2013). "Predators Overcome Adversity, Get Into Playoffs". Arenafan.com. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
  21. ^ "Soul defeat Predators to advance, 59-55". Philadelphia Soul. Arenafan.com. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 5, 2013.