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2007 Chicago Rush season

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Head coach  Mike Hohensee
Record  12–4
Home field  Allstate Arena
Division place  1st
2007 Chicago Rush season
Playoff finish  Won Divisional Playoffs (Avengers) 52–20 Lost Conference Championship (SaberCats 49–61

The 2007 Chicago Rush season was the seventh season for the franchise. They looked to win the ArenaBowl again after winning it in 2006 with a 7–9 record. They won the American Conference Central division with a 12–4 record and qualified for the playoffs as the #2 playoff seed in the American Conference, losing in the conference championship to the San Jose SaberCats.

Contents

Coaching

Mike Hohensee started his seventh season as head coach of the Rush.

Week 1: at Kansas City Brigade

at Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri

Scoring summary:

1st Quarter:

  • 11:42 – CHI 18 yd Pass to Bobby Sippio from Matt D'Orazio (Failed PAT)
  • 07:21 – KC 1 yd Run by Raymond Philyaw (PAT by Clay Rush)
  • 02:07 – CHI 24 yd Interception Return TD by DeJuan Alfonzo (PAT by Dan Frantz)
  • 2nd Quarter:

  • 12:11 – KC 5 yd Pass to Jerel Myersfrom Raymond Philyaw (PAT by Rush)
  • 11:29 – KC Safety
  • 06:41 – KC 11 yd Pass to Jerel Myers from Raymond Philyaw (PAT by Rush)
  • 01:10 – CHI 2 yd Pass to Bobby Sippio from Matt D'Orazio (Failed PAT by Dan Frantz)
  • 3rd Quarter:

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    Week 2: vs San Jose Sabercats

    at Allstate Arena, Chicago

    Scoring summary:

    1st Quarter:

  • 10:40 CHI – Bobby Sippio 23 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 7–0 CHI
  • 06:04 SJS – George Williams 5 yd pass from Mark Grieb (A.J. Haglund kick) – 7–7
  • 02:00 CHI – Dan Frantz 56 yd field goal – 10–7 CHI
  • 01:20 SJS – Rodney Wright 43 yd pass from Mark Grieb (A.J. Haglund kick) – 14–10 SJS
  • 00:32 CHI – Jonathan Ordway 57 yd kickoff return (Dan Frantz kick) – 17–14 CHI
  • 2nd Quarter:

  • 03:26 CHI – Bobby Sippio 3 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 24–14 CHI
  • 00:09 SJS – A.J. Haglund 25 yd field goal – 24–17 CHI
  • 00:00 CHI – Dan Frantz 39 yd field goal – 27–17 CHI
  • 3rd Quarter:

  • 11:20 CHI – Andy McCullough 12 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 34–17 CHI
  • 05:42 SJS – George Williams 2 yd pass from Mark Grieb (A.J. Haglund kick) – 34–24 CHI
  • 4th Quarter:

  • 14:14 CHI – Bobby Sippio 9 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 41–24 CHI
  • 09:49 SJS – James Roe 9 yd pass from Mark Grieb (A.J. Haglund kick) – 41–31 CHI
  • 05:58 SJS – James Roe 12 yd pass from Mark Grieb (A.J. Haglund kick) – 41–38 CHI
  • 03:07 CHI – Andy McCullough 8 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 48–38 CHI
  • 00:43 SJS – Ben Nelson 5 yd pass from Mark Grieb (A.J. Haglund kick) – 48–45 CHI
  • Week 3: vs New York Dragons

    at Allstate Arena, Chicago

    Scoring summary:

    1st Quarter:

  • 11:34 NYD – Ja'Mar Toombs 1 yd run (Carter Warley kick) – 7–0 NYD
  • 06:44 CHI – Matt D'Orazio 4 yd run (Dan Frantz kick) – 7–7
  • 02:01 NYD – Mike Horacek 4 yd pass from Rohan Davey (Carter Warley kick) – 14–7 NYD
  • 2nd Quarter:

  • 10:13 NYD – Carter Warley 48 yd field goal – 17–7 NYD
  • 09:50 CHI – Jonathan Ordway 55 yd kickoff return (Dan Frantz kick) – 17–14 NYD
  • 07:27 NYD – Kevin Swayne 25 yd pass from Rohan Davey (Carter Warley kick failed) – 23–14 NYD
  • 05:52 CHI – Bobby Sippio 33 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 23–21 NYD
  • 01:20 CHI – Bobby Sippio 15 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Bobby Sippio rush failed) – 27–23 CHI
  • 00:32 NYD – Mike Horacek 29 yd pass from Rohan Davey (Carter Warley kick) – 30–27 NYD
  • 3rd Quarter:

  • 09:24 NYD – Carter Warley 24 yd field goal – 33–27 NYD
  • 06:42 CHI – Bobby Sippio 24 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 34–33 CHI
  • 00:53 CHI – Ahmad Merritt 9 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 41–33 CHI
  • 4th Quarter:

  • 13:09 CHI – DeJuan Alfonzo 2 yd fumble recovery (Dan Frantz kick failed) – 47–33 CHI
  • 09:11 CHI – Bobby Sippio 12 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 54–33 CHI
  • 05:14 CHI – Bobby Sippio 16 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 61–33 CHI
  • 02:01 NYD – Ja'Mar Toombs 2 yd run (Carter Warley kick) – 61–40 CHI
  • Week 4: at Columbus Destroyers

    at Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio

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    Week 5: vs Los Angeles Avengers

    at Allstate Arena, Chicago

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    Week 6: at Nashville Kats

    at Nashville Arena, Nashville, Tennessee

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    Week 8: at Grand Rapids Rampage

    at Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids, Michigan

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    Week 9: vs Philadelphia Soul

    at Allstate Arena, Chicago

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    Week 10: vs Colorado Crush

    at Allstate Arena, Chicago

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    Week 11: at Dallas Desperados

    at the American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas

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    Week 12: vs Nashville Kats

    at Allstate Arena, Chicago

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    Week 13: at Arizona Rattlers

    at the US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona

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    Week 14: at Los Angeles Avengers

    at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

    Scoring summary:

    1st Quarter:

  • 10:46 LA – Remy Hamilton 26 yd field goal – 3–0 LA
  • 06:20 CHI – Rob Mager 19 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick) – 7–3 CHI
  • 01:47 LA – Terrance Stubbs 10 yd pass from Sonny Cumbie (Remy Hamilton kick failed) – 9–7 LA
  • 2nd Quarter:

  • 14:18 CHI – Matt D'Orazio 6 yd run (Dan Frantz kick) – 14–9 CHI
  • 08:51 LA – Lonnie Ford 1 yd run (Remy Hamilton kick) – 16–14 LA
  • 04:49 CHI – DeJuan Alvonzo 10 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio – 20–16 CHI
  • 00:33 LA – LaShaun Ward 13 yd pass from Sonny Cumbie (Remy Hamilton kick) – 23–20 LA
  • 00:22 LA – Robert Quiroga 0 yd fumble recovery (Remy Hamilton kick) – 30–20 LA
  • 3rd Quarter:

  • 06:40 CHI – Joe Peters 1 yd run (Dan Frantz kick) – 30–27 LA
  • 02:04 LA – Sonny Cumbie 5 yd run (Remy Hamilton kick) – 37–27 LA
  • 4th Quarter:

  • 14:55 CHI – Rob Mager 19 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (DeJuan Alvonzo pass failed) – 37–33 LA
  • 12:31 LA – Rob Turner 21 yd pass from Sonny Cumbie (Remy Hamilton kick) – 44–33 LA
  • 09:12 CHI – Bob McMillen 3 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Dan Frantz kick failed) – 44–39 LA
  • 05:20 LA – Remy Hamilton 33 yd field goal – 47–39 LA
  • 04:16 CHI – Rob Mager 20 yd pass from Matt D'Orazio (Matt D'Orazio rush) – 47–47
  • 00:00 LA – Remy Hamilton 29 yd field goal – 50–47 LA
  • Attendance: 13,142

    Week 15: vs Grand Rapids Rampage

    at Allstate Arena, Chicago

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    Week 16: at Colorado Crush

    at the Pepsi Center, Denver

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    Week 17: vs Kansas City Brigade

    at Allstate Arena, Chicago

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    Round 2: vs (4) Los Angeles Avengers

    at Allstate Arena, Chicago

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    Conference Championship: at (1) San Jose SaberCats

    at HP Pavilion, San Jose, California

    References

    2007 Chicago Rush season Wikipedia


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