2004: Dragons Repeat!

The Cincinnati Dragons defeated the Pittsburgh Freaks, 236-159 to become back to back XFFL Champions and cemented themselves as the most dominate team in the XFFL.

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2004 XFFL Champions – The Cincinnati Dragons

XFFL Playoffs :
First Round :
Cincinnati Dragons – 214 vs. Phoenix FireBirds – 194
Miami Soul – 185 vs. Pittsburgh Freaks – 191

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Championship Game :
Cincinnati Dragons – 236 vs. Pittsburgh Freaks – 159

Final 2004 Regular Season XFFL Standings

Teams Record Total Points
*Cincinnati Dragons 12 – 2 – 0 3011
*Miami Soul 10 – 4 – 0 2592
*Pittsburgh Freaks 9 – 5 – 0 2292
*Phoenix FireBirds 8 – 6 – 0 2214
Sacramento Species 6 – 8 – 0 2224
South Carolina SaberCats 5 – 9 – 0 2321
Orlando Desperados 5 – 9 – 0 1913
Kansas City WildCats 1 – 13 – 0 1758

2004 XFFL Awards
Most Valuable Player : Peyton Manning – Miami
Least Valuable Player : Steve McNair – Miami, South Carolina
Rookie of the Year : Ben Roethlisberger – Phoenix, Pittsburgh 

XFFL Bests of the Year
Team
Most Points Scored in a Game : Cincinnati Dragons – 270 vs. Phoenix FireBirds
Least Points Scored in a Game : Kansas City WildCats – 71 vs. Sacramento Species
Biggest Victory : Cincinnati Dragons – 270 vs. Phoenix FireBirds – 108
Individual
Most Points Scored in a Game : Daunte Culpepper – 48 – Cincinnati Dragons
Least Points Scored in a Game : Byron Leftwich – 0 – Pittsburgh Freaks
Most Points Scored by a Rookie in a Game : Roy Williams – 25 – Sacramento Species 

All – XFFL Team
QB – Peyton Manning – Miami Soul
QB – Daunte Culpepper – Cincinnati Dragons
QB – Donovan McNabb – Sacramento Species
RB – Shaun Alexander – Cincinnati Dragons
RB – LaDainian Tomlinson – Cincinnati Dragons
RB – Tiki Barber – Kansas City WildCats
WR – Muhsin Muhammad – Phoenix FireBirds
WR – Terrell Owens – Miami Soul
WR – Joe Horn – Miami Soul
WR – Javon Walker – Cincinnati Dragons
WR – Marvin Harrison – Miami Soul
TE – Antonio Gates – Cincinnati Dragons
TE – Tony Gonzalez – Miami Soul
K – David Akers – Sacramento Species
K – Adam Vinatieri – Phoenix FireBirds
DEF – Baltimore Ravens – Cincinnati Dragons
DEF – Buffalo Bills – Kansas City WildCats
Owner – Andrew Lundt – Miami Soul

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2004 Rookie Draft
1st – Orlando – Larry Fitzgerald
2nd – Pittsburgh – Eli Manning
3rd – Miami – Kellen Winslow Jr
4th – Sacramento – Roy Williams
5th – Miami – Rashaun Woods
6th – Pittsburgh – Chris Perry
7th– Cincinnati – Kevin Jones
8th – Kansas City – Phillip Rivers
9th – Cincinnati – Reggie Williams
10th – Kansas City – Lee Evans
11th – Orlando – Nate Kaeding
12th – Sacramento – Ben Troupe
13th – Phoenix – Ben Roethlisberger
14th – South Carolina – Michael Clayton
15th – Phoenix  – Tatum Bell
16th – South Carolina – Steven Jackson

Team History

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The 2004 season would be the last season for the Sacramento Species and Owner Abraham Barnhardt in the XFFL.  Josh Hopper and the Philadelphia Blizzard would take their place the following season.

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2004 was the first year of the Miami Soul.  The oldest active XFFL team.

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After the 2003 season, Kyle Miller was granted an expansion team that would start play in the 2004 season.  His team originally was called the Denver Destroyers, they even drafted in the expansion draft under this name.  But weeks before the season started, Kyle moved the team to South Carolina and rebranded them as the SaberCats.

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