AFL's Inside the Numbers: Week 12
The 10-0 Club - Should the Philadelphia Soul get to 10-0 in Week 12, they would be the sixth team in AFL history to reach that point. They would be just four wins away from the first perfect regular season ever. A win would leave Philly just one victory shy of the all-time record for consecutive regular season wins and consecutive total wins including the postseason.
Most Consecutive Wins to Start a Season in AFL History 2014 Arizona Rattlers: 14 2002 San Jose SaberCats: 12 2015 San Jose SaberCats: 11 1994 Orlando Predators: 11 1988 Chicago Bruisers: 10 2017 Philadelphia Soul: 9 2014 Cleveland Gladiators: 9 2008 Philadelphia Soul: 9
Most Consecutive Wins (Including Playoffs) in AFL History 2013-14 Arizona Rattlers: 18 1995-96 Tampa Bay Storm: 17 2016-17 Philadelphia Soul: 16 1992-93 Detroit Drive: 16
Most Consecutive Regular Season Wins in AFL History 2000-01 San Jose SaberCats: 15 2007-08 Dallas Desperados: 15 2013-14 Arizona Rattlers: 15 1995-96 Tampa Bay Storm: 14 2016-17 Philadelphia Soul: 13 1992-93 Detroit Drive: 13 2001-02 San Jose SaberCats: 13 2011 Jacksonville Sharks: 13
Turning 'Em Over - With their two forced turnovers last week against the Tampa Bay Storm, the Soul have forced at least one turnover in 23 consecutive games, the longest active streak in the AFL. In that span, Philadelphia has turned opponents over 46 times, an average of right at two turnovers per game.
Benson Ready To Overtake Bowden - The list of men who have rushed for over 100 touchdowns in AFL history may as well be a Mount Rushmore of some of the league's best players ever. Mykel Benson is fresh off of a four-touchdown game in Week 11, and with his next TD, he'll catch Hall of Famer, Andre Bowden for the third most rushing touchdowns in AFL history.
Most Rushing Touchdowns in AFL History Derrick Ross: 195 Barry Wagner: 127 Andre Bowden: 103 Mykel Benson: 102 Odie Armstrong: 101
Nearly Halfway There - Meanwhile, Jeramie Richardson is still searching for his 50th career rushing touchdown. Richardson has been held out of the end zone in two consecutive games, but he'll have a chance to get that 50th career rushing score when the Cleveland Gladiators take on Richardson's former team, the Soul in Week 12. Richardson also needs just four rushing scores to run down Marlion Jackson (29) for the most rushing touchdowns in Cleveland's history.
Nickel For Your Thoughts - Shaun Kauleinamoku didn't have to do much in Week 11 for the Soul. He had just one reception for three yards on the day. Still, Dan Raudabaugh spreads the ball around more than any other quarterback in the league, and SK won't be kept down forever. With 10 catches in Week 12, he'll join a list of five other active players to have 500+ career receptions, joining T.T. Toliver (1,219), Reggie Gray (729), Joe Hills (692), Mike Washington (578) and Brandon Thompkins (527). Ryan McDaniel (396) and Darius Reynolds (391) are both inching closer to 400 career receptions, a mark that just eight active players have in the AFL.
McDaniel's the Man - Every single one of McDaniel's 396 receptions have come as a member of the Soul. He's just one catch shy of the franchise record in catches, a mark that currently belongs to Tiger Jones. Jones finished his three seasons with the Soul as the team's leader in receptions (397), receiving yards (5,742) and receiving touchdowns (117).
McGinnis Eying Cleveland Sack Mark - Willie McGinnis has 20.5 sacks while playing for the Gladiators in his career, currently tying him for the most in team history with Robert Stewart. The next time he meets the quarterback, he'll be the team's all-time leader in sacks.
Belton Still Searching for Pick #50 - Washington Valor defensive back, Tracy Belton has been stuck on 49 INTs for over two months now. He's desperately trying to become the seventh man in AFL history to rack up 50 interceptions, and he'll have another shot to get to this milestone this week against the Baltimore Brigade.
Most Interceptions in AFL History Kenny McEntyre: 97 Clevan Thomas: 81 Rayshaun Kizer: 67 Marquis Floyd: 60 Eddie Moten: 56 Durwood Roquemore: 50 Tracy Belton: 49
Sack Masters - The Cleveland/Philadelphia game in Week 12 will feature two of the best sack artists in AFL history. Beau Bell had 1.5 sacks last week against Tampa Bay to move into a tie for the league-lead in sacks with seven, and he now has 45 sacks for his career. Derrick Summers meanwhile, is just three sacks behind.
Most Sacks in AFL History 7: Francis Maka: 46.5 8: B.J. Cohen: 45.5 9: Beau Bell: 45 10: Earnest Allen: 44 11: Sylvester Bembery: 43 T-12: John Moyer: 42.5 T-12: Bryan Robinson: 42.5 T-14: Jason Stewart: 42 T-14:
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