2005: Three-Peat!

The Cincinnati Dragons would complete the three-peat in 2005 with their championship victory over the Phoenix FireBirds 237-179.  Shaun Alexander led an offensive attack that couldn’t be stopped.

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2005 XFFL Champions – The Cincinnati Dragons

XFFL Playoffs :
First Round : Cincinnati Dragons – 258 vs. Pittsburgh Freaks – 158
Phoenix FireBirds – 140 vs. Miami Soul – 131

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Championship Game :
Cincinnati Dragons – 237 vs. Phoenix FireBirds – 179

Final 2005 Regular Season XFFL Standings

Teams Record Total Points
American Divison
*Cincinnati Dragons 13 – 1 – 0 2979
*Pittsburgh Freaks 8 – 6 – 0 2168
South Carolina SaberCats 7 – 6 – 1 2380
Orlando Desperados 3 – 11 – 0 1990
National Divison
*Phoenix FireBirds 8 – 6 – 0 2248
*Miami Soul 7 – 7 – 0 2414
Philadelphia Blizzard 7 – 7 – 0 2136
Kansas City WildCats 2 – 11 – 1 1811

2005 XFFL Awards
Most Valuable Player : Shaun Alexander – Cincinnati
Least Valuable Player : Ahman Green – Phoenix, Kansas City
Rookie of the Year : Carnell Williams – South Carolina, Orlando, South Carolina

2005 Bests of the Year
Team

Most Points Scored in a Game : Cincinnati Dragons – 297 vs. Orlando Desperados
Least Points Scored in a Game : Kansas City WildCats – 86 vs. Phoenix FireBirds
Biggest Victory : Cincinnati Dragons – 297 vs. Orlando Desperados – 178

Individual
Most Points Scored in a Game :Seattle Seahawks Defense – 46 – Phoenix FireBirds
Least Points Scored in a Game : Alex Smith – -8 – Orlando Desperados
Most Points Scored by a Rookie in a Game : Ryan Fitzpatrick – 30 – South Carolina SaberCats

All-XFFL Team
QB – Carson Palmer – Cincinnati Dragons
QB – Peyton Manning – Miami Soul
QB – Tom Brady – Pittsburgh Freaks
RB – Shaun Alexander – Cincinnati Dragons
RB – LaDainian Tomlinson – Cincinnati Dragons
RB – Larry Johnson – Orlando Desperados
WR – Steve Smith – Cincinnati Dragons
WR – Chad Johnson – Cincinnati Dragons
WR – Larry Fitzgerald – Cincinnati Dragons
WR – Santana Moss – Orlando Desperados
WR – Marvin Harrison – Miami Soul
TE – Antonio Gates – Cincinnati Dragons
TE – Jeremy Shockey – South Carolina SaberCats
K – Jay Feely – South Carolina SaberCats
K – Neil Rackers – Phoenix FireBirds
DEF – Chicago Bears – Philadelphia Blizzard
DEF – Carolina Panthers – Miami Soul
HC – Tony Dungy – Miami Soul
Owner – Nick Ernst – Cincinnati Dragons

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2005 Rookie Draft
1st – Pittsburgh – Braylon Edwards
2nd – Cincinnati – Ronnie Brown
3rd – South Carolina – Cedric Benson
4th – Orlando – Alex Smith
5th – South Carolina – Carnell Williams
6th – Miami – Mike Williams
7th – Kansas City – Aaron Rodgers
8th – Cincinnati – Troy Williamson
9th – Kansas City – Jason Campbell
10th – Orlando – Heath Miller
11th – Pittsburgh – Mark Clayton
12th – Philadelphia  – J.J. Arrington
13th – Phoenix – Eric Shelton
14th – Miami – Roscoe Parrish
15th – Philadelphia – Reggie Brown
16th – Phoenix – Chris Henry

Team History

WildCats

Tom Ricklefs and the Kansas City WildCats would seize operations after the 2005 season. It was time for Tom Ricklefs to enjoy the retirement he deserved.

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