The Philadelphia Soul are one win away from showing the sports world why they have been the winningest sports team in the city of brotherly love since 2004. If they win ArenaBowl XXIX on Friday against the Arizona Rattlers, the Soul would have won their second ArenaBowl title. Here are a few reasons why the Soul will win ArenaBowl XXIX on Friday night.
1. Defense Wins Championships
Some call it a myth, some call it a fact. Nonetheless, the Soul’s defense could definitely lead them to a win Friday. The Soul are first and second in the league interceptions (Tracy Belton has nine and Dwayne Hollis has eight) and first in sacks (Jake Metz has seven). The league-leading defense looks like they could shut down Arizona and win the championship.
2. Soul Superteam
The Soul’s defense may arguably be the best in the Arena Football League in 2016. The same could be said for the offense. The Soul have such a great offense led by quarterback Dan Raudabaugh. He has two big targets in Darius Reynolds and Shaun Kauleinamoku. Behind Raudabaugh is also the second-leading rusher in the league in Jeramie Richardson. The Soul will have a great offense and great defense, adding up to possibly the perfect formula for success.
3. Revenge on the Brain
The Soul lost to the Rattlers in ArenaBowl XXV and ArenaBowl XXVI. They have yet to defeat the Rattlers in the ArenaBowl. They will have revenge on their minds after what happened two consecutive seasons in 2012 and 2013. They will be looking to turn the tables in 2016.