American Football League of China 2016

American Football League of China Logo [References: 11]

Final Standings

AFLC American Football League of China East 2016

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
14001.0001264284W4
23100.75016048112W3
32200.5001156649W1
42200.500844836L1
51300.25030142-112L3
60400.00026195-169L4

AFLC American Football League of China South 2016

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
13100.750634617L1
22200.500714823L1
32200.5004748-1W2
42200.5003742-5W1
51300.2505084-34L1

AFLC American Football League of China West 2016

PosTeamWLTPctPFPANet PtsStreak
13100.75016238124W3
23100.7501289038L1
30400.00030192-162L4

Playoff Schedule

American Football League of China Playoffs 2016

Regular Season Schedule

AFLC American Football League of China 2016

Match Day Week 2
(Week 2)
12 - 28

Beijing Iron Brothers (AFLC) vs Shanghai Warriors

(Week 2)
32 - 8

Shanghai Titans vs Shanghai Nighthawks

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
20 - 22

Shanghai Dragoons vs Hefei Crocodiles

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
16 - 34

Shanghai Titans vs Shanghai Warriors

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
0 - 30

Hefei Crocodiles vs Beijing Iron Brothers (AFLC)

(Week 5)
81 - 0

Shanghai Nighthawks vs Shanghai Dragoons

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
48 - 0

Shanghai Titans vs Hefei Crocodiles

(Week 7)
28 - 0

Beijing Iron Brothers (AFLC) vs Shanghai Dragoons

(Week 7)
6 - 20

Shanghai Nighthawks vs Shanghai Warriors

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
14 - 20

Beijing Iron Brothers (AFLC) vs Shanghai Nighthawks

Match Day Week 9
(Week 9)
8 - 44

Hefei Crocodiles vs Shanghai Warriors

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
6 - 64

Shanghai Dragoons vs Shanghai Titans

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
16 - 12

Chongqing Dockers vs Chengdu Pandaman

Match Day Week 4
(Week 4)
14 - 40

Chongqing Centaurs vs Chongqing Dockers

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
0 - 56

Chongqing Centaurs vs Chengdu Pandaman

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
58 - 8

Chongqing Dockers vs Chongqing Centaurs

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
56 - 14

Chengdu Pandaman vs Chongqing Dockers

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
38 - 8

Chengdu Pandaman vs Chongqing Centaurs

Match Day Week 1
(Week 1)
24 - 18

Hong Kong Warhawks vs Guangzhou Apaches

Match Day Week 3
(Week 3)
0 - 9

Guangzhou Apaches vs Hong Kong Cobras

(Week 3)
36 - 20

Guangzhou Tigers vs Hong Kong Combat Orcas

Match Day Week 5
(Week 5)
20 - 0

Hong Kong Warhawks vs Hong Kong Cobras

Match Day Week 6
(Week 6)
20 - 12

Guangzhou Apaches vs Hong Kong Combat Orcas

Match Day Week 7
(Week 7)
18 - 19

Guangzhou Tigers vs Hong Kong Warhawks

Match Day Week 8
(Week 8)
0 - 14

Hong Kong Cobras vs Guangzhou Tigers

(Week 8)
10 - 0

Hong Kong Combat Orcas vs Hong Kong Warhawks

Match Day Week 10
(Week 10)
9 - 3

Guangzhou Apaches vs Guangzhou Tigers

(Week 10)
28 - 8

Hong Kong Cobras vs Hong Kong Combat Orcas

Recap

Former NCAA Division III star Idris McClain of Amherst College in Massachusetts received the MVP (Most Valuable Player) Award as Shanghai Titans dominated in a 28-6 triumph over Shanghai Nighthawks to capture the Titans first ever American Football League of China Championship at Luwan Stadium in Shanghai.

The 14-team League was extremely competitive with the teams broken into 3 Divisions: East, with four teams in Shanghai, one in Beijing and one in Hefei; South, with three teams in Hong Kong and two in Guangzhou; and West, with two teams in Chongqing and one in Chengdu.

The East Division was dominated by the Shanghai teams with three of the teams from China’s biggest city reaching the Playoffs: Shanghai Warriors undefeated on 4-0, Shanghai Titans in second on 3-1, and Shanghai Nighthawks winning the head-to-head with Beijing Iron Brothers after both teams finished on 2-2. Rounding out the East Division were Hefei Crocodiles (1-3) and Shanghai Dragoons (0-4).

The South Division, was very close with Hong Kong Warhawks picking up the honours on 3-1. Three teams then tied for second on 2-2, so a three-way tie-breaker was invoked, with Guangzhou Tigers (1-1, +8) and Guangzhou Apaches (1-1, -3) making the playoffs ahead of Hong Kong Cobras (1-1, -5). Hong Kong Combat Orcas finished bottom of the Division on 1-3 but were by no means disgraced having been the only team to have defeated the Warhawks in the Regular Season (10-0 on Week 8).

The West Division was a two-horse race between Chengdu Pandaman and Chongqing Dockers who both finished 3-1. The Pandaman won the tie-breaker having defeated Dockers 56-14 (giving them a 21-point Plus for that game and +17 overall – the differential was capped at 21) in their second game after the Dockers had won the first 16-12.

The Playoffs saw two First Placed seeds go out in the First Round as Shanghai Nighthawks shocked the Previously undefeated Shanghai Warriors 28-14 and Guangzhou Tigers knocked out Hong Kong Warhawks 20-8. In the other two Round 1 games Chengdu Pandaman made sure there would be no third exit for a first placed seed as they defeated Guangzhou Apaches 26-16 and Shanghai Titans made light work of Chongqing Dockers 38-6.

The Semi-Finals saw the two Shanghai teams secure close victories by a touchdown or less, as Shanghai Titans squeaked by Guangzhou Apaches 24-23 and Shanghai Nighthawks came off 20-14 victors over the Pandaman at Chengdu. Both Shanghai teams needed fourth quarter heroics to see them into the Championship Game which was a repeat of the 2014 Final. Nighthawks won 26-24 on that day, but were not to repeat the feat as the Shanghai Titans came hot at the right time entering the playoffs. The 2016 season was the fourth season of the AFLC.

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References

[1] AFLC (2018) Standing [Internet] Available from: http://www.aflcfootball.com/index.php/standing [Accessed 20 January 2018]

[2] AFLC Wayback Machine (2016) Standing [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20161010092024/http://aflcfootball.com/index.php/standing [Accessed 20 January 2018]

[3] AFLC Wayback Machine (2016) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20161010074856/http://aflcfootball.com/index.php/schedule [Accessed 20 January 2018]

[4] American Football International / Danny Zhang (2016) Shanghai Warriors, Hong Kong Warhawks lead in early American Football League of China season [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootballinternational.com/american-football-league-china-now-full-swing/ [Accessed 19 November 2021]

[5] American Football International / Danny Zhang (2016) Busy Month for American Football League of China [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootballinternational.com/busy-month-american-football-league-china/  [Accessed 19 November 2021]

[6] American Football International / Danny Zhang (2016) American Football League of China Playoffs Looming [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootballinternational.com/aflc-playoffs-china-looming/ [Accessed 19 November 2021]

[7] AFLC Wayback Machine (2016) Schedule [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20161010074856/http://aflcfootball.com/index.php/schedule [Accessed 20 January 2018]

[8] American Football International / Danny Zhang (2016) American Football League of China Down to Final Four [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootballinternational.com/american-football-league-china-final-four/ [Accessed 19 November 2021]

[9] American Football International / Danny Zhang (2016) American Football League of China Semis Filled with Fourth Quarter Drama [Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootballinternational.com/aflc-semifinal-recap-nail-biting-fourth-quarter-drama/ [Accessed 19 November 2021]

[10] American Football International / Danny Zhang (2016) Shanghai Titans win first ever American Football League of China Crown in Convincing Fashion[Internet] Available from: https://www.americanfootballinternational.com/shanghai-titans-win-first-ever-american-football-league-china-crown-convincing-fashion/ [Accessed 19 November 2021]

Logo references

[11] AFLC Wayback Machine (2016) logo [Internet] Available from: http://web.archive.org/web/20161010092024im_/http://aflcfootball.com/themes/default/images/aflcpic/logo.png [Accessed 20 January 2018]

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Thanks to Peter Comerford and Eoin O’Fearghaill.

Researched, compiled and written by Enda Mulcahy for the

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Last Updated: 19 November 2021

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