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  • Rattlers head coach Kevin Guy on National Conference Championship Game: ‘It’s gonna be violent’

    For the fourth straight season, the Arizona Rattlers find themselves hosting the National Conference Championship Game at US Airways Center. For the first time in that span, they’re facing their most bitter rival for the right to advance to ArenaBowl 27. The Rattlers (16-3) entertain the San Jose SaberCats (14-5) Sunday afternoon at “the Snake […]
  • Rattlers advance to National Conference Championship with tight win over Portland

    Beating one opponent three times in the same football season is very difficult. Try doing it four times. The Arizona Rattlers did just that Sunday, defeating the Portland Thunder 52-48 in a National Conference Semifinal in front of 6,753 fans at US Airways Center — and it wasn’t easy. Fullback Alex Singleton scored on a […]
  • Late touchdown dooms Rattlers in season-finale loss to Predators

    The game might not have meant much as far as the 2014 Arena Football League playoff picture was concerned, but that didn’t mean the Arizona Rattlers were going to play it safe in their season finale contest with the Orlando Predators Saturday. Nick Davila threw for 314 yards and six touchdowns, Tysson Poots caught 11 […]
  • Davila celebrates Bonner’s big day with seven touchdown passes, Rattlers end skid

    With two-time ArenaBowl champion Sherdrick Bonner on hand at US Airways Center to have his No. 13 jersey retired, Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila put together quite the tribute performance Sunday. Davila threw for 246 yards and seven touchdowns — including four in the second half — as the Rattlers (15-2) put an end to […]
  • Sherdrick Bonner to return to Arizona and retire a Rattler

    One of the best players in Arizona Rattlers history will return to the team for one more day. The Rattlers announced Monday that Sherdrick Bonner, who quarterbacked the team the team for 14 seasons and led it to championships in 1994 and 1997, will sign a one-day contract so he can retire with the franchise. […]
  • Arizona Rattlers drop second straight in Spokane

    It had been awhile since the Arizona Rattlers tasted defeat. The two-time defending Arena Football League champions saw their 18-game winning streak snapped at the hands of the San Jose SaberCats two weeks ago. Now, they’ve got a streak of another kind — a losing streak. The Spokane Shock scored 23 consecutive points over a […]
  • Rattlers’ perfect mark shattered in blowout loss to Sabercats

    As Kevin Guy and the Arizona Rattlers found out the hard way Friday night, all good things must come to an end at some point. Looking to improve their AFL-best record to a perfect 15-0, the two-time defending champions were routed by the San Jose Sabercats by a final of 62-33 at the SAP Center. […]
  • Arizona Rattlers coach Kevin Guy talks about pursuit of undefeated season

    Kevin Guy’s Arizona Rattlers have won the last two Arena Bowl championships and appear poised to win a third this season. But first, they wouldn’t mind making some history along the way. The Rattlers have won their first 14 games, and with four more victories would become the first team in Arena Football League history […]
  • Rattlers move to 14-0 with blowout win over L.A. Kiss

    Twelve possessions. Twelve touchdowns. That’s the level of efficiency the Arizona Rattlers’ offense reached Saturday night in an 83-47 win over the L.A. Kiss at US Airways Center. Quarterback Nick Davila completed 21-of-28 passes for 373 yards and eight touchdowns in a little more than three quarters of action. It was evident early on that […]
  • How it happened: Arizona Rattlers’ historic start

    The two-time defending AFL champions Arizona Rattlers are off to the best start in league history after winning their first 13 games. They are outscoring their opponents by an average of 65.7 to 47.1. The Rattlers boast the league’s top scoring offense, which is led by quarterback Nick Davila who has thrown 96 touchdown passes […]
  • Rattlers top AFL Coaches’ Poll for 25th straight week

    The Arizona Rattlers have topped the AFL Coaches’ Poll for the 25 consecutive weeks now, dating back to last season. The two-time defending AFL champion Rattlers (12-0), received 13 out of 14 first place votes in the poll with the Cleveland Gladiators (10-1) taking the other. The Rattlers’ next game is against the San Antonio […]
  • Rattlers stay perfect, become second AFL team to start 12-0 with win over Thunder

    In 2014, the Arizona Rattlers aren’t just looking to claim the Arena Bowl League’s first three-peat since 1988-90. No, Kevin Guy’s squad hopes to also reach perfection in the process. The Rattlers took another step toward that goal Friday night with a 70-59 road victory over the Portland Thunder. With the win, Arizona became just […]
  • Don’t believe everything you read: Arizona Rattlers have not signed Will Hill

    Earlier this week, the New York Giants released safety Will Hill, a player facing a third drug-related suspension. Some would have you believe that he wasn’t out of football very long. NFL.com, CBSSports.com and SI.com all reported Friday that Hill has signed a contract with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. Hill did […]
  • Rattlers’ Davila and Dukes earn weekly AFL honors

    Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila and defensive end Cliff Dukes both took home AFL awards for their performances in the team’s Week 12 51-42 win over the San Jose SaberCats. Davila, who is affectionately referred to as the, “Latin Laser,” won the Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week playing just one day after his […]
  • Grieving Nick Davila leads Arizona Rattlers to victory over San Jose

    Playing with a heavy heart following the passing of his father, Nick Davila came off the bench to lead the Arizona Rattlers to a 51-42 win over the San Jose Sabercats before a season-high crowd of 12,094 at US Airways Center Saturday night. Davila’s backup, Jason Murrietta, started the game, but was pulled early in […]