2015 Portland Thunder season

The 2015 Portland Thunder season was the second season for the arena football franchise in the Arena Football League. The team was coached by Mike Hohensee and played their home games at the Moda Center. The Thunder finished third in the Pacific division and 5–13 for the second straight year, and were also one of two teams to go winless on the road. Despite not qualifying for the playoffs with their win-loss record, because the league elected to cease operations of the Las Vegas Outlaws, who had finished ahead of Portland for the final playoff berth in the National Conference, Portland was awarded a playoff berth in their place.[1] They were defeated in the conference semifinals by the San Jose SaberCats, 55–28.

2015 Portland Thunder season
OwnerTerry Emmert
Head coachMike Hohensee
General managerMeadow Lemon
Home fieldModa Center
Results
Record5–13
Division place3rd NC Pacific
Playoff finishLost NC Semifinals (SaberCats) 28–55

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.[2]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
Score Record
1 Friday March 27 7:00 p.m. PDT Los Angeles KISS W 42–37 1–0 Moda Center 7,194 [3]
2 Friday April 3 7:00 p.m. PDT Tampa Bay Storm L 48–54 1–1 Moda Center 5,098 [4]
3 Thursday April 9 7:00 p.m. PDT Spokane Shock W 47–43 2–1 Moda Center 5,746 [5]
4 Saturday April 18 6:00 p.m. PDT at Arizona Rattlers L 47–65 2–2 Talking Stick Resort Arena 8,815
5 Saturday April 25 7:30 p.m. PDT at San Jose SaberCats L 45–64 2–3 SAP Center at San Jose 7,125 [6]
6 Saturday May 2 3:00 p.m. PDT at Philadelphia Soul L 35–52 2–4 Wells Fargo Center 7,011 [7]
7 Bye
8 Saturday May 16 7:00 p.m. PDT Los Angeles KISS W 63–47 3–4 Moda Center 10,023 [8]
9 Saturday May 23 4:00 p.m. PDT at Orlando Predators L 43–69 3–5 Amway Center 10,583 [9]
10 Saturday May 30 3:00 p.m. PDT San Jose SaberCats L 42–61 3–6 Moda Center 8,815 [10]
11 Sunday June 7 3:00 p.m. PDT at Los Angeles KISS L 40–52 3–7 Honda Center 7,345
12 Friday June 12 7:00 p.m. PDT Arizona Rattlers L 42–69 3–8 Moda Center 9,435 [11]
13 Sunday June 21 7:00 p.m. PDT Spokane Shock L 54–69 3–9 Moda Center 7,123 [12]
14 Sunday June 28 2:00 p.m. PDT at Las Vegas Outlaws L 46–48 3–10 Thomas & Mack Center 3,497 [13]
15 Bye
16 Saturday July 11 7:00 p.m. PDT Jacksonville Sharks W 72–48 4–10 Moda Center 7,123 [14]
17 Saturday July 18 7:30 p.m. PDT at San Jose SaberCats L 49–55 (OT) 4–11 SAP Center at San Jose 9,211 [15]
18 Saturday July 25 7:00 p.m. PDT at Spokane Shock L 40–42 4–12 Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena 8,357 [16]
19 Saturday August 1 7:00 p.m. PDT Las Vegas Outlaws W 64–33 5–12 Moda Center 14,055 [17]
20 Saturday August 8 6:00 p.m. PDT at Arizona Rattlers L 39–67 5–13 Talking Stick Resort Arena 12,687 [18]

PlayoffsEdit

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
NC Semifinals Friday August 14 7:30 p.m. PDT at San Jose SaberCats L 28–55 SAP Center at San Jose 10,060 [19]

Final rosterEdit

2015 Portland Thunder roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

  • Currently vacant

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

Other League Exempt

League suspension

Inactive reserve

  • Currently vacant

Team suspension

Refused to report

  • Currently facant

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 12, 2015
24 Active, 18 Inactive

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ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ "2015 AFL Schedule" (PDF). ww.grfx.cstv.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved December 22, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Thunder Outlast KISS in Season Opener". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. March 28, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Thunder Lose to Tampa Bay Storm 54 - 48". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Steve Brandon (April 9, 2015). "Thunder shock Spokane with defensive uprising". www.portlandtribune.com. Portland Tribune. Retrieved April 10, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Thunder fall behind early, lose to SaberCats 64 to 45". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. April 26, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Portland Cannot Stop Soul, Fall 52-35". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. May 2, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Thunder Heap More Misery on Struggling KISS, Win 63-47". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. May 17, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Thunder lose Thomas to injury, fall to Predators 69-43". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. May 24, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Thunder down early, can't complete comeback against San Jose". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. May 30, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Thunder Have Erratic Night on Special Teams, Lose to Arizona 69-42". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. June 13, 2015. Retrieved June 14, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Thunder rally under Rowley, but fall short against Shock 69-54". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. June 22, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Thunder drops heartbreaker on last play, falls to Las Vegas 48-46". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. June 28, 2015. Retrieved June 30, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Thunder breaks franchise point records in 72-48 win over Jacksonville". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. July 12, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Thunder drop OT nail-biter in San Jose 55-49". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. July 19, 2015. Retrieved July 22, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Portland drops heartbreaker in Spokane, loses 42-40". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. July 26, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Thunder Takes Care of Business, Defeats Outlaws 64-33". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 3, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Thunder Drop 2015 Season Finale to Arizona 67-39". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. August 9, 2015. Retrieved August 9, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Thunder Exit Playoffs after 55-28 Loss to San Jose". Portland Thunder. Arenafan.com. August 15, 2015. Retrieved August 15, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)