The top-seeded Philadelphia Soul are only two games away from repeating as Arena Football League champions. In the semifinals of the AFL playoffs, the Soul will face the Baltimore Brigade on Saturday at 4 p.m. in Philadelphia.
Dan Raudabaugh tossed five touchdown passes to lead the Soul past the streaking Tampa Bay Storm, 62-41, at the Wells Fargo Center to stay undefeated five games out from the playoffs.
They clinched a playoff spot with the 59-49 win.
The Soul remain undefeated after Washington’s late rally ended with a failed extra point attempt.
After a back-and-forth struggle, the Soul got revenge on the Jacksonville Sharks on Sunday night at the PPL Center in Allentown, winning the conference championship and advancing to ArenaBowl XXIX.
Receiver Darius Reynolds caught three touchdown passes in the win.
The Soul scored two touchdowns with less than a minute remaining to remain undefeated.
The Soul improved to 4-0 behind eight touchdown passes from Dan Raudabaugh.
Dan Raudabaugh connected with Ryan McDaniel on five touchdown passes, and the Soul defeated the Baltimore Brigade 69-34 in their home opener at the Wells...
Dan Raudabaugh threw five touchdown passes, and the Soul beat the Tampa Bay Storm, 56-52, on the road to begin its ArenaBowl title defense.
The Soul won its second Arena Football League championship in its 12-year history back in August with a thrilling victory over the heavily favored Arizona Rattlers. But Philadelphia's team will defend its title in a league that will look drastically different in 2017.
THE SOUL won their second ArenaBowl championship Friday night, holding off the high-powered Arizona Rattlers for a 56-42 victory at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.
The Soul, who entered the playoffs as the top seeds in the American Conference, rolled to a 63-41 victory over the fourth-seeded Tampa Bay Storm in the first round of the Arena Football League playoffs Sunday night at the PPL Center in Allentown.
The Soul's last regular-season home game will be Saturday due to renovations at the Wells Fargo Center, which will host the Democratic National Convention. Their remaining eight games will be on the road, including two "home" game at Trenton and Allentown.