The 1992 Arena Football League season was the sixth season of the Arena Football League (AFL). The league champions were the Detroit Drive, who defeated the Orlando Predators in ArenaBowl VI.

1992 Arena Football League season
LeagueArena Football League
SportArena football
DurationMay 30, 1992 – August 3, 1992
Regular season
Season championsOrlando Predators
Season MVPJay Gruden, TB
League postseason
1 vs 4 Semifinals championsOrlando Predators
  1 vs 4 Semifinals runners-upTampa Bay Storm
2 vs 3 Semifinals championsDetroit Drive
  2 vs 3 Semifinals runners-upDallas Texans
ArenaBowl VI
ChampionsDetroit Drive
  Runners-upOrlando Predators
Finals MVPGeorge LaFrance, DET
AFL seasons

It is during the 1992 season that the first shutout in AFL history occurred. On June 13, the Orlando Predators defeated the San Antonio Force by a score of 50–0. To date, this remains the only shutout in AFL history, though there were other shutouts in the former AF2 after this. It also marked the first appearance of separate divisions in Arena football history.[1]

Team movementEdit

Five expansion teams joined the league: the Arizona Rattlers, Charlotte Rage, Cincinnati Rockers, Sacramento Attack, and the San Antonio Force.

Meanwhile, the Columbus Thunderbolts moved to Cleveland, Ohio and the Denver Dynamite suspended operations.

StandingsEdit

1992 Arena Football League standings
Team W L T PCT PF PA PF (Avg.) PA (Avg.) STK
Southern Division
xyz-Orlando Predators 9 1 0 .900 484 281 48.4 28.1 W 9
x-Tampa Bay Storm 9 1 0 .900 472 354 47.2 35.4 W 4
Charlotte Rage 3 7 0 .300 357 320 35.7 32 L 2
New Orleans Night 0 10 0 .000 258 491 25.8 49.1 L 10
Northern Division
xy-Detroit Drive 8 2 0 .800 497 314 49.7 31.4 W 6
x-Cincinnati Rockers 7 3 0 .700 451 350 45.1 35 L 1
x-Albany Firebirds 5 5 0 .500 422 416 42.2 41.6 L 4
x-Cleveland Thunderbolts 4 6 0 .400 311 362 31.1 36.2 W 1
Western Division
xy-Dallas Texans 5 5 0 .500 354 388 35.4 38.8 W 2
x-Sacramento Attack 4 6 0 .400 354 395 35.4 39.5 W 1
Arizona Rattlers 4 6 0 .400 324 420 32.4 42 L 1
San Antonio Force 2 8 0 .200 268 461 26.8 46.1 L 2

z – clinched homefield advantage

y – clinched division title

x – clinched playoff spot

PlayoffsEdit

Quarterfinals Semifinals ArenaBowl VI
         
1 Orlando 50
8 Cleveland 12
1 Orlando (OT) 24
4 Tampa Bay 21
4 Tampa Bay 41
5 Cincinnati 36
1 Orlando 38
2 Detroit 56
2 Detroit 48
7 Sacramento 23
2 Detroit 57
3 Dallas 14
6 Albany 45
3 Dallas 48

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Richard Oliver (June 17, 2012). "Force's 50–0 loss 20 years ago stands alone". www.mysanantonio.com. Hearst Communications Inc. Retrieved March 26, 2013.