ArenaBowl XXIX was the championship game of the 2016 Arena Football League season. It was played between the American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the National Conference Champion Arizona Rattlers. The game was played at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

ArenaBowl XXIX
ArenaBowl XXIX logo.gif
1234 Total
PHI 287714 56
ARI 714147 42
DateAugust 26, 2016
ArenaGila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona
MVPShaun Kauleinamoku, Philadelphia
Attendance13,390
Winning coachClint Dolezel
Losing coachKevin Guy
TV in the United States
NetworkESPN
AnnouncersAri Wolfe, Sherdrick Bonner and Tina Cervasio

This was the Arizona Rattlers' tenth ArenaBowl appearance and the Philadelphia Soul's fourth appearance. It was the Soul's second ArenaBowl victory.[1]

VenueEdit

The game was played at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona due to the Rattlers' usual home arena of Talking Stick Resort Arena being the site of a WNBA game between the Phoenix Mercury and Dallas Wings on the same day.[2][3][4]

TelevisionEdit

This was the third consecutive ArenaBowl televised on ESPN.

BackgroundEdit

The Philadelphia Soul finished the regular season with a 13–3 record and the number one seed in the American Conference. The Soul then beat the Tampa Bay Storm in the American Conference Semifinals and the Jacksonville Sharks in the American Conference Championship. The Arizona Rattlers finished the regular season with a 13–3 record and the number one seed in the National Conference. The Rattlers then beat the Portland Steel in the National Conference Semifinals and the Cleveland Gladiators in the National Conference Championship.

Box scoreEdit

1 2 34Total
Soul (AC) 28 7 71456
Rattlers (NC) 7 14 14742

at Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

  • Date: August 26, 2016
  • Game time: 7:00 p.m. EDT
  • Game attendance: 13,390
  • Referee: Tom McCabe
Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP PHI ARI
1 12:36 4 45 2:24 PHI Darius Reynolds 16-yard touchdown reception from Raudabaugh, Frevert kick good 7 0
1 9:00 PHI Hollis 49-yard fumble return touchdown, Frevert kick good 14 0
1 7:55 PHI Belton net recovery touchdown off kickoff, Frevert kick good 21 0
1 5:24 4 41 2:31 ARI Purify 16-yard touchdown reception from Davila, Pertuit kick good 21 7
1 1:20 4 45 3:22 PHI McDaniel 22-yard touchdown reception from Raudabaugh, Frevert kick good 28 7
2 13:54 3 32 1:58 ARI Benson 1-yard touchdown run, Pertuit kick good 28 14
2 1:54 3 45 2:02 PHI Reynolds 25-yard touchdown reception from Raudabaugh, Frevert kick good 35 14
2 0:02 5 31 0:48 ARI Benson 1-yard touchdown run, Pertuit kick good 35 21
3 12:24 4 38 0:00 ARI Windsor 3-yard touchdown reception from Davila, Pertuit kick good 35 28
3 4:38 9 48 7:02 PHI Kauleinamoku 12-yard touchdown reception from Raudabaugh, Frevert kick good 42 28
3 3:01 2 11 0:58 ARI Windsor 2-yard touchdown reception from Davila, Pertuit kick good 42 35
4 14:50 3 41 1:08 ARI Purify 6-yard touchdown reception from Davila, Pertuit kick good 42 42
4 10:27 6 45 3:42 PHI Kauleinamoku 11-yard touchdown reception from Raudabaugh, Frevert kick no good 48 42
4 4:04 3 30 1:42 PHI Kauleinamoku 30-yard touchdown reception from Raudabaugh, 2-point run by McDaniel good 56 42
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 56 42

Source:[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Soul Defeat Rattlers, 56-42, to Claim AFL Crown". arenafootball.com. August 26, 2016. Archived from the original on August 28, 2016. Retrieved August 28, 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Klapper, Clayton (August 14, 2016). "Arizona Rattlers to host ArenaBowl XXIX in Glendale on August 26". abc15.com. Archived from the original on August 18, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ Sunnucks, Mike (August 17, 2016). "Football fix: Glendale to host ArenaBowl, Cards' last practice on same day". bizjournals.com. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  4. ^ Obert, Richard (August 17, 2016). "Rattlers expect large crowd for ArenaBowl in Glendale". azcentral.com. Retrieved August 17, 2016.
  5. ^ "Philadelphia Soul vs Arizona Rattlers (Aug 26, 2016)". www.afldigital.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved September 15, 2017.