This is a list of seasons completed by the Chicago Rush. The Rush are a professional arena football franchise of the Arena Football League (AFL), based in Chicago, Illinois and play their home games at Allstate Arena. The team was established in 2001. The Rush have made the playoffs in every season of their existence, including winning four division championships. The height of the franchise's history came in the 2006 season, when the Rush won ArenaBowl XX, which is their only ArenaBowl appearance to date. Prior to the 2009 season, the AFL announced that it had suspended operations indefinitely and canceled the 2009 season. Later in 2009, it was announced that the Rush would be back for the 2010 season, when the league relaunched.[1]

ArenaBowl Champions ArenaBowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses
Chicago Rush
2001 AFL American Central 4th 7 7 Won Wild Card Round (Orlando) 41–26
Lost Quarterfinals (Grand Rapids) 21–53
2002 AFL American Central 1st 9 5 Won Quarterfinals (Dallas) 60–47
Lost Semifinals (Arizona) 35–46
2003 AFL American Central 3rd 8 8 Lost Wild Card Round (New York) 45–48
2004 AFL American Central 1st 11 5 Won Quarterfinals (Orlando) 59–49
Lost Semifinals (San Jose) 35–49
2005 AFL American Central 2nd 9 7 Won Conference Semifinals (Los Angeles) 52–45
Lost Conference Championship (Colorado) 43–49 (OT)
2006 AFL American Central 3rd 7 9 Won Wild Card Round (Nashville) 55–47
Won Divisional Round (Colorado) 63–46
Won Conference Championship (San Jose) 59–56
Won ArenaBowl XX (Orlando) 69–61
2007 AFL American Central 1st 12 4 Won Divisional Round (Los Angeles) 52–20
Lost Conference Championship (San Jose) 49–61
2008 AFL American Central 1st 11 5 Lost Divisional Round (Grand Rapids) 41–58
2009 The AFL suspended operations for the 2009 season.[2]
2010 AFL National Midwest 2nd 10 6 Lost Conference Semifinals (Milwaukee) 54–64
Total 84 56 (includes only regular season)
9 8 (includes only the postseason)
93 64 (includes both regular season and postseason)


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