2015 Arizona Rattlers season

The 2015 Arizona Rattlers season was the twenty-third season for the arena football franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Kevin Guy and played their home games at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The Rattlers finished with a 14–4 record, with two of the losses coming at the hands of the San Jose SaberCats.

2015 Arizona Rattlers season
OwnerRon Shurts
Head coachKevin Guy
General managerKevin Guy
Home fieldTalking Stick Resort Arena
Results
Record14–4
Division place1st NC West
Playoff finishWon National Conference Semifinals 72–41 (Shock)
Lost National Conference Championship 67–70 (SaberCats)

StandingsEdit

2015 National Conference standings
Team Overall Points Records
W L T PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
Pacific Division
(1) San Jose SaberCats 17 1 0 .944 1061 662 6–0 13–1 8–1 9–0
(3) Spokane Shock 7 11 0 .389 847 971 2–4 6–8 4–5 3–6
(4) Portland Thunder 5 13 0 .278 819 908 1–5 4–10 5–4 0–9
West Division
(2) Arizona Rattlers 14 4 0 .778 1003 825 5–1 10–4 8–1 6–3
Las Vegas Outlaws 5 12 1 .306 740 909 3–3 5–9 3–5–1 2–7
Los Angeles Kiss 4 14 0 .222 724 915 1–5 4–10 3–6 1–8

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The 2015 regular season schedule was released on December 19, 2014.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
Score Record
1 Saturday March 28 7:00 p.m. MDT Spokane Shock W 60–43 1–0 Talking Stick Resort Arena 9,455 [2]
2 Saturday April 4 8:30 p.m. MDT at Las Vegas Outlaws L 53–70 1–1 Thomas & Mack Center 3,327 [3]
3 Saturday April 11 5:00 p.m. MDT at Cleveland Gladiators W 49–41 2–1 Quicken Loans Arena 12,776 [4]
4 Saturday April 18 8:00 p.m. MDT Portland Thunder W 65–47 3–1 Talking Stick Resort Arena 8,815
5 Saturday April 25 8:00 p.m. MDT at Los Angeles KISS W 68–30 4–1 Honda Center 7,900 [5]
6 Saturday May 2 7:00 p.m. MDT San Jose SaberCats L 34–56 4–2 Talking Stick Resort Arena 8,249 [6]
7 Saturday May 9 7:00 p.m. MDT at New Orleans VooDoo W 47–39 5–2 Smoothie King Center 4,015 [7]
8 Saturday May 16 7:00 p.m. MDT Las Vegas Outlaws W 60–41 6–2 Talking Stick Resort Arena 10,130 [8]
9 Bye
10 Saturday May 30 8:00 p.m. MDT at Spokane Shock W 59–47 7–2 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena 7,884 [9]
11 Saturday June 6 7:00 p.m. MDT Tampa Bay Storm W 69–46 8–2 Talking Stick Resort Arena 12,304 [10]
12 Friday June 12 7:30 p.m. MDT at Portland Thunder W 69–42 9–2 Moda Center 9,435 [11]
13 Saturday June 20 7:00 p.m. MDT Orlando Predators W 55–35 10–2 Talking Stick Resort Arena 11,673 [12]
14 Saturday June 27 8:00 p.m. MDT at Los Angeles KISS W 49–43 11–2 Honda Center 7,832 [13]
15 Bye
16 Saturday July 11 7:00 p.m. MDT Las Vegas Outlaws W 57–43 12–2 Talking Stick Resort Arena 11,891 [14]
17 Friday July 17 8:00 p.m. MDT at Spokane Shock L 45–52 12–3 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena 7,938 [15]
18 Sunday July 26 4:00 p.m. MDT Los Angeles KISS W 68–55 13–3 Talking Stick Resort Arena 11,106 [16]
19 Friday July 31 8:30 p.m. MDT at San Jose SaberCats L 29–56 13–4 SAP Center at San Jose 10,633 [17]
20 Saturday August 8 7:00 p.m. MDT Portland Thunder W 67–39 14–4 Talking Stick Resort Arena 12,687 [18]

PlayoffsEdit

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
NC Semifinals Saturday August 15 6:00 p.m. PDT Spokane Shock W 72–41 Talking Stick Resort Arena 10,322
NC Championship Saturday August 22 5:00 p.m. PDT at San Jose SaberCats L 67–70 Stockton Arena

RosterEdit

2015 Arizona Rattlers roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

League suspension

Other league exempt

Refused to report

Inactive reserve

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 20, 2015
24 Active, 28 Inactive

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ "Rattlers (2-1) Hold on to Beat Cleveland (2-1) 49-41". Arizona Rattlers. Arenafan.com. April 11, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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  18. ^ "Rattlers End Regular Season with Big Win over Thunder, 67-39". Arizona Rattlers. Arenafan.com. August 9, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)