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Top 10 Games of the 2016 Arena Football League Season

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10. Predators vs Gladiators, Week 11

The Predators beat the Gladiators on a field goal with two seconds left, 59-56.

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9. Steel vs KISS, Week 18

These two teams were neck and neck all game in the final game of the 2016 Arena Football League regular season. In the end, Steel quarterback Shane Austin found Jared Perry for the game-winning touchdown with six seconds left.

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8. Soul vs Sharks, American Conference Championship Game

In a rematch of last season’s American Conference Championship, the two teams went back and forth. With five seconds left, Dan Raudabaugh found Darius Reynolds for a touchdown to give the Soul a 55-50 lead. A failed lateral by the Sharks allowed the Soul to punch their ticket to ArenaBowl XXIX.

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7. Storm vs Steel, Week 17

A 28-6 Storm lead was down to 41-40 with one minute left. The Steel would chew the clock and then set up for a game-winning field goal. The kick was blocked and the Storm held on to win by a final score of 41-40.

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6. Sharks vs Gladiators, Week 13

Just like they had in their first meeting, the Gladiators overcame a double-digit fourth quarter deficit. With one minute left, the Gladiators had first and goal, down 47-41. Quarterback Arvell Nelson threw a pass to a wide open Quentin Sims in the end zone on second down and Sims dropped it. But on the next play, Devin Wilson scored to tie the game at 47. They took a 48-47 lead with the extra point. The Sharks took over with 43 seconds left. They would drive down the field and, after a couple of calls on the Gladiators, on first and goal, Tommy Grady fumbled the snap and the Gladiators recovered with 10 seconds left to seal the win.

 

5. Gladiators vs Steel, Week 7

The Steel overcame a 48-28 deficit and with just 5.9 seconds left, they had the ball at the Gladiators’ eight yard line. Former Gladiators quarterback Shane Austin, who started the game for the Steel, led the team to a scoring drive to tie the game at 48 at the end of regulation. The extra point went wide left and the game went into overtime. In overtime, Arvell Nelson found his favorite receiver in Collin Taylor for the go-ahead touchdown. The Steel would have a chance to respond, but Gladiators DB Marvin Ross intercepted an Austin pass to secure a 55-48 win.

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4. Predators vs Sharks, First Round Playoffs

After Sharks running back Derrick Ross fumbled the ball at the goal and the Predators recovers with a 21-7 lead, it looked like the Preds wild dominate. That’s when a tipped pass from quarterback Bernard Morris was intercepted by the Sharks and returned for a touchdown. The momentum changed and the game was nowhere near over. Trailing 55-53 with one minute left, the Sharks had a 3rd and 9 on the Predators’ 10. Sharks quarterback Tommy Grady found Joe Hills to give the Sharks a 61-55 lead with 54.1 seconds left.

The Predators would chew the clock and with just 1.6 seconds left and a 4th and goal on the Sharks one yard line, Morris scored a touchdown with no time left in regulation to tie the game at 61. The extra point was missed and the game went into overtime.

After a Predators score to give them a 68-61 lead, the Sharks scored to make it 68-67. They went for two and the pass was incomplete, but a defensive pass interference gave the Sharks a second try. It was good and the Sharks advanced to the American Conference Championship.

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3. Storm vs Rattlers, Week 9

The Rattlers tied the game at 56 with 21 seconds left when quarterback Nick Davila found wide receiver Rod Windsor for a touchdown. On the ensuing drive, quarterback Jason Boltus threw a pass in the end zone and wide receiver T.T. Toliver caught it for a touchdown as time expired, giving the Storm a 63-56 win, their first of the season.

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2. KISS vs Predators, Week 10

With 10 seconds left, the Predators scored a touchdown to tie the game. With a potential extra point to give them a 42-41 lead, the point after was missed. The KISS got the ball down to the Predators 14 yard line. They went for a field goal with just seconds left, but the snap was mishandled and the ball went into the endzone for a safety for the Predators, who won 43-41 with no time left.
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1. Gladiators vs Sharks, Week 6

The Gladiators came back from 19 down (33-14) and Avrell Nelson threw the game-winning TD to Collin Taylor with 34.3 seconds left. The Sharks missed a 29-yard field goal as time expired, giving the Gladiators the 41-40 win

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