The San Jose SaberCats became the first team in the 2015 Arena Football season to have reached a spot in the AFL playoffs. The team reached a 12-1 record while also not only scoring more points than anyone else in the league but also being the only team to have given up less than 500 points. This is all still with plenty of time left to go in the regular season.
The SaberCats have been on a massive tear this year. The team has scored at least 60 points seven times so far this season. This includes an 83-28 victory on the road against the Spokane Shock. The team’s sole loss was a major upset at home as they lost to the Los Angeles Kiss 48-42 in overtime. This is one of only two victories for the Kiss at this point in the season.
The SaberCats also have one of the most proficient passers in the game. Erik Meyer has thrown for more than 2,800 passing yards and has a 64.3% pass completing rating. He is also one of only a handful of players in the AFL to have a hundred rushing yards or more. Fellow SaberCat Odie Armstrong has also reached this plateau and has fifteen rushing touchdowns to go with it.
This is all paired with a highly proficient defense. Francis Maka has eight sacks while Jason Stewart has 7.5. Ken Fontenette also has ten interceptions, the second-highest total in the entire league.
One amazing part of the San Jose SaberCats season is that the team has not ever gotten to both of its bye weeks just yet. This gives the SaberCats more than enough time to get ready for the playoffs. The fact that the team is well ahead of the 4-8 Spokane Shock and 3-9 Portland Thunder in the division standings makes it so the team will certainly have a good advantage for the rest of the regular season as they prepare to head out into the playoffs with a guaranteed home game.