This is a list of seasons completed by the San Jose SaberCats. The SaberCats are a professional arena football franchise of the Arena Football League (AFL), based in San Jose, California. The team was established in 1995. The SaberCats have won eight division championships, and are the winners of ArenaBowl XVI, ArenaBowl XVIII, and ArenaBowl XXI. Prior to the 2009 season, the AFL announced that it had suspended operations indefinitely and canceled the 2009 season, however the SaberCats stated they "fully intended" to play in 2010.[1]

ArenaBowl Champions ArenaBowl Appearance Division Champions Playoff Berth
Season League Conference Division Regular season Postseason results
Finish Wins Losses
San Jose SaberCats
1995 AFL American Western 1st 8 4 Lost Quarterfinals (Orlando) 55–37
1996 AFL American Western 3rd 6 8
1997 AFL American Western 2nd 8 6 Lost Quarterfinals (Iowa) 68–59
1998 AFL American Western 2nd 7 7 Lost Quarterfinals (Tampa Bay) 65–46
1999 AFL American Western 3rd 6 8
2000 AFL American Western 1st 12 2 Won Quarterfinals (Oklahoma) 63–40
Lost Semifinals (Nashville) 51–42
2001 AFL American Western 1st 10 4 Won Quarterfinals (Arizona) 68–49
Lost Semifinals (Nashville) 71–47
2002 AFL American Western 1st 13 1 Won Quarterfinals (Tampa Bay) 66–41
Won Semifinals (Orlando) 52–40
Won ArenaBowl XVI (Arizona) 52–14
2003 AFL American Western 1st 12 4 Won Quarterfinals (Georgia) 69–48
Lost Semifinals (Arizona) 66–49
2004 AFL American Western 2nd 11 5 Won Quarterfinals (Tampa Bay) 56–52
Won Semifinals (Chicago) 49–35
Won ArenaBowl XVIII (Arizona) 69–62
2005 AFL American Western 2nd 9 7 Lost Conference Semifinals (Colorado) 56–48
2006 AFL American Western 1st 10 6 Won Divisional Round (Arizona) 62–48
Lost Conference Championship (Chicago) 59–56
2007 AFL American Western 1st 13 3 Won Divisional Round (Colorado) 76–67
Won Conference Championship (Chicago) 61–49
Won ArenaBowl XXI (Columbus) 55–33
2008 AFL American Western 1st 11 5 Won Divisional Round (Colorado) 64–51
Won Conference Championship (Grand Rapids) 81–55
Lost ArenaBowl XXII (Philadelphia)
2009 The AFL suspended operations for the 2009 season.[2]
2010 Did not play in 2010.
2011 AFL American Western
Total 136 70 (includes only regular season)
15 9 (includes only the postseason)
151 79 (includes both regular season and postseason)



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