2012: The Year the League Went Cold!

The Philadelphia Blizzard defeated the Chicago Direwolves 159-139 to bring Philadelphia their first XFFL Championship.  Playoffs included, the Blizzard finished the season on an 8 game winning streak that seemed impossible after a 1-4 start to the season.

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2012 XFFL Champions – Philadelphia Blizzard

XFFL Playoffs
First Round :
Chicago Direwolves – 147.38 vs. Omaha Bigdogs – 96.63
Miami Soul – 86.16 vs. South Carolina SaberCats – 135.57

Second Round:
Chicago Direwolves – 167.93 vs. Columbus Enforcers – 162.72
Philadelphia Blizzard – 127.16 vs. South Carolina SaberCats – 89.20

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Championship Game:
Philadelphia Blizzard – 159 vs. Chicago Direwolves – 139.47

Final 2012 XFFL Regular Season Standings

Teams Record Total Points
American Divison
*Columbus Enforcers 10-3 1843.18
*Chicago Direwolves  9-4 1784.14
*Omaha Bigdogs  9-4  1635.64
Boise Bobcats  7-6  1627.03
Pittsburgh Freaks  5-8  1387.66
Washington Knights  3-10  1387.39
National Divison
*Philadelphia Blizzard 8-5 1498.50
*Miami Soul  7-6 1596.01
*South Carolina SaberCats  6-7 1511.18
Boston Americans  5-8 1478.20
New York Hitmen  5-8 1410.70
Atlanta Predators  4-9 1450.30

XFFL Awards
Most Valuable Player : Adrian Peterson – Chicago Direwolves
Defensive Player of the Year: J.J. Watt – Omaha Bigdogs
Least Valuable Player : Ryan Mathews – South Carolina SaberCats
Rookie of the Year : Doug Martin – Columbus Enforcers
Defensive Rookie of the Year : Bobby Wagner – Boston Americans
OutBreak Player of the Year : Alfred Morris – Washington Knights/Boston Americans
Owner of the Year : Josh Hopper – Philadelphia Blizzard

2012 Bests of the Year
Most Points Scored in a Game : Columbus Enforcers – 196.04
Least Points Scored in a Game : Washington Knights – 66.31
Biggest Victory : Columbus Enforcers – 167.48 vs. Washington Knights – 66.31
Smallest Victory : Chicago Direwolves – 131.99 vs. Omaha Bigdogs – 131.98

Individual
Most Points Scored in a Game : Doug Martin – 52.2 – Columbus Enforcers
Most Points Scored by a Rookie in a Game : Doug Martin – 52.2 – Columbus Enforcers

All-XFFL Team
QB – Aaron Rodgers – Columbus Enforcers
RB – Adrian Peterson – Chicago Direwolves
RB – Doug Martin – Columbus Enforcers
WR – Calvin Johnson – Omaha Bigdogs
WR – Brandon Marshall – Boise Bobcats
WR – Dez Bryant – Atlanta Predators
Flex – Arian Foster – Chicago Direwolves
TE – Jimmy Graham – Columbus Enforcers
K – Stephen Gostkowski – Chicago Direwovles
DL – J.J. Watt – Omaha Bigdogs
DL – Cameron Wake – New York Hitmen
LB – Daryl Washington – Boise Bobcats
LB – Von Miller – Columbus Enforcers
DB – Charles Tillman – Philadelphia Blizzard
DB – Richard Sherman – Chicago Direwolves
Flex – Luke Kuechly – Boston Americans

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2012 XFFL Rookie Draft :
1st – Columbus – Trent Richardson
2nd – Washington – Robert Griffin III
3rd – New York – Andrew Luck
4th – South Carolina – Justin Blackmon
5th – Boston – David Wilson
6th – New York – Michael Floyd
7th – Columbus – Doug Martin
8th – Omaha – Stephen Hill
9th – Boston – Ryan Tannehill
10th – Miami – Alshon Jeffery
11th – Omaha – Brian Quick
12th – Pittsburgh – Rueben Randle
13th – Boston – Kendall Wright
14th – South Carolina – Devier Posey
15th – Philadelphia – AJ Jenkins
16th – Columbus – Coby Fleener
17th – Atlanta – Isaiah Pead
18th – Philadelphia – Fletcher Cox
19th – Columbus – Mo Sanu
20th – South Carolina – Mo Claiborne
21st – Columbus – Mark Barron
22nd – Boise – Ronnie Hillman
23rd – Atlanta – Brandon Weeden
24th – Atlanta – Lavonte David
25th – Boston – Lamar Miller

Pro Bowl

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QB – Tom Brady – #1 QB – Americans – 23.36
RB – C.J. Spiller – #6 RB – Blizzard – 16.6
RB – Frank Gore – #8 RB – SaberCats – 15.65
RB – Stevan Ridley – #9 RB – Americans – 19.4
WR – Dez Bryant – #6 WR – Predators – 8.1
WR – Reggie Wayne – #8 WR – SaberCats – 5.0
WR – Wes Welker – #10 WR – Hitmen – 17.75
TE – Dennis Pitta – #10 TE – Soul – 0.0
K – Lawrence Tynes – #1 K – Predators – 6.0
DL – Jason Pierre-Paul – #2 DL – SaberCats – 3.0
DL – John Abraham – #6 DL – Blizzard – 2.0
LB – Paul Posluszny – #8 LB – Soul – 10.33
LB – Luke Kuechly – #10 LB – Americans – 8.67
DB – Charles Tillman – #1 DB – Blizzard – 2.66
DB – Tim Jennings – #2 DB – Hitmen – 5.33
DB – Janoris Jenkins – #6 DB – SaberCats – 0.67

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QB – Robert Griffin – #2 QB – Knights – 16.3
RB – Arian Foster – #1 RB – Direwolves – 18.4
RB – Adrian Peterson – #2 RB – Direwolves – 32.35
RB – Doug Martin – #3 RB – Enforcers – 23.0
WR – A.J. Green – #1 WR – Enforcers – 3.1
WR – Brandon Marshall – #2 WR – Bobcats – 5.25
WR – Calvin Johnson – #3 WR – Bigdogs – 8.45
TE – Tony Gonzalez – #2 TE – Freaks – 5.35
K – Stephen Gostkowski – #2 K – Direwolves – 4
DL – J.J. Watt – #1 DL – Bigdogs – 3.17
DL – Charles Johnson – #5 DL – Knights – 6.33
LB – Daryl Washington – #1 LB – Bobcats – 6.33
LB – Von Miller – #2 LB – Enforcers – 4.16
LB – Jerod Mayo – #3 LB – Freaks – 3.17
DB – Cortland Finnegan – #3 DB – Direwolves – 2.0
DB – Richard Sherman – #10 DB – Direwolves – 4.5

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Pro Bowl Score :
American Division – 145.86
National Division – 144.52
Most Valuable Player : Adrian Peterson – Chicago Direwolves

Team History

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Owner Matt Ricklefs couldn’t stay away from Orlando for long.  One season after leaving and taking his team to Washington he returned to Orlando with a new team, new logo and a new name.

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Sabercats wide receiver Reggie Gray (1) dives for a first down near the end zone as the Philadelphia Soul take on the San Jose Sabercats at SAP Center in San Jose, California on Sunday, March 23nd, 2014. (Aris Bernales/SFBay)

Owner Kyle Miller decided enough was enough.  His team couldn’t get the fan support he believed they needed to get over the hump, so after 9 seasons, the SaberCats are leaving South Carolina behind.

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