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The 2008 San Jose SaberCats season is the 14th season for the franchise. The SaberCats looked to improve on their 13-3 record from 2007 and defend their ArenaBowl title. Finishing the regular season with an 11-5 record, though not as successful as the previous season, still won them a third consecutive Western Division title, and they went into the playoffs as the 2nd seed in the American Conference. In their Divisional round game, they defeated the Colorado Crush, 64-51, to advance to the American Conference Championship. In that game, the SaberCats defeated the Grand Rapids Rampage 81-55, to advance to their second consecutive ArenaBowl. The SaberCats played the Philadelphia Soul in ArenaBowl XXII, which they lost, 59-56.


2008 San Jose SaberCats season
Head Coach Darren Arbet
Home Field HP Pavilion at San Jose
Results
Record 11-5
Place 1st
Playoff Finish Won Divisional Playoffs (Crush) 64-51
Won Conference Championship (Rampage) 81-55
Timeline
Previous season Next season
2007 2011

StandingsEdit

Team W L PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
y-San Jose SaberCats 11 5 .688 945 875 6–0 9–1 6–2 5–3
x-Arizona Rattlers 8 8 .250 842 907 1–5 3–7 3–5 5–3
x-Utah Blaze 6 10 .375 941 959 2–4 6–4 4–4 2–6
Los Angeles Avengers 5 11 .313 847 1004 3–3 4–6 4–4 1–7

y - Clinched division
x - Clinched playoff berth


Regular season scheduleEdit

Week Date Opponent Home/Away Result
1 March 3 Chicago Rush Away L 47-70
2 March 10 Grand Rapids Rampage Away W 66-58
3 March 15 Arizona Rattlers Home W 63-43
4 March 22 Dallas Desperados Home L 56-59
5 March 29 Kansas City Brigade Away W 44-36
6 April 5 New Orleans VooDoo Away L 43-72
7 April 12 Philadelphia Soul Home L 57-58
8 April 18 Utah Blaze Away W 61-40
9 April 26 Los Angeles Avengers Home W 70-42
10 May 3 Orlando Predators Away L 35-61
11 May 9 Arizona Rattlers Away W 63-42
12 May 17 Utah Blaze Home W 74-64
13 May 24 Colorado Crush Home W 59-42
14 May 31 Los Angeles Avengers Away W 66-56
15 Bye Week
16 June 14 Tampa Bay Storm Home W 73-70
17 June 21 Georgia Force Home W 68-62

Playoff schedule Edit

Round Date Opponent Home/Away Result
AC Divisional July 7 Colorado Crush Home W 64-51
AC Championship July 12 Grand Rapids Rampage Home W 81-55
ArenaBowl XXII July 27 Philadelphia Soul Neutral L 56-59

CoachingEdit

RosterEdit

Uniform # Player Position Height Weight (lb)

StatsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Week 1: at Chicago RushEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
SJ 14 13 7 13

47

CHI 14 14 14 28

70

at Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois

  • Date: March 3
  • Game time: 9:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,409

Week 2: at Grand Rapids RampageEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
SJ 14 21 14 17

66

GR 13 17 14 14

58

at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Date: March 10
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 5,833

Week 3: vs. Arizona RattlersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
ARZ 7 0 7 29

43

SJ 10 17 12 24

63

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: March 15
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,625

Week 4: vs. Dallas DesperadosEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
DAL 13 16 6 24

59

SJ 7 21 7 21

56

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: March 22
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,472

Week 5: at Kansas City BrigadeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
SJ 14 10 14 6

44

KC 7 14 7 8

36

at Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri

  • Date: March 29
  • Game time: 6:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,146

Week 6: at New Orleans VooDooEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
SJ 7 10 7 19

43

NO 14 27 14 17

72

at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: April 5
  • Game time: 7:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,236

Week 7: vs. Philadelphia SoulEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
PHI 0 14 14 30

58

SJ 20 13 7 17

57

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: April 12
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12462

Week 8: at Utah BlazeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
SJ 7 27 3 24

61

UTA 10 17 6 7

40

at EnergySolutions Arena, Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Date: April 18
  • Game time: 9:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,701

Week 9: vs. Los Angeles AvengersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
LA 14 9 13 6

42

SJ 20 19 10 21

70

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: April 26
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,083

Week 10: at Orlando PredatorsEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
SJ 7 0 21 7

35

ORL 17 10 14 20

61

at Amway Arena, Orlando, Florida

  • Date: May 3
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,733

Week 11: at Arizona RattlersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
SJ 7 21 14 21

63

ARZ 7 20 8 7

42

at US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

  • Date: May 9
  • Game time: 10:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 11,514

Week 12: vs. Utah BlazeEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
UTA 14 28 7 15

64

SJ 14 28 15 17

74

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: May 17
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,252

Week 13: vs. Colorado CrushEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
COL 14 14 7 7

42

SJ 14 21 7 17

59

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: May 24
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 13,147

Week 14: at Los Angeles AvengersEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
SJ 14 10 14 28

66

LA 0 14 14 28

56

at Staples Center, Los Angeles, California

  • Date: May 31
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 15,174

Week 15Edit

Bye Week

Week 16: vs. Tampa Bay StormEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
TB 14 21 7 28

70

SJ 7 31 14 21

73

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: June 14
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,042

Week 17: vs. Georgia ForceEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
GA 14 21 21 6

62

SJ 14 21 20 13

68

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: June 21
  • Game time: 10:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12,866

PlayoffsEdit

American Conference Divisional: vs. (5) Colorado CrushEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
(5) COL 7 17 0 27

51

(2) SJ 13 20 3 28

64

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: July 7
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 12,479

American Conference Championship: vs. (6) Grand Rapids RampageEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
(6) GR 7 7 14 27

55

(2) SJ 14 24 10 33

81

at HP Pavilion at San Jose, San Jose, California

  • Date: July 12
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 14,072

ArenaBowl XXII: vs. (1) Philadelphia SoulEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
(2) SJ

0

(1) PHI

0

at New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: July 27
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EST

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