Week 8 of NFL Europe

With just two weeks left, the NFL Europe schedule is coming to a close. However, several Bears are still busy trying to help their team to a birth in the World Bowl.

QB Henry Burris, Berlin Thunder - did not play due to injury.

DB Travis Coleman, Berlin Thunder - started versus Rhein.

DT Curry Dawson, Berlin Thunder - saw action against Rhein.

C Josh Warner, Berlin Thunder - started versus Rhein.

TE Bryan Fletcher, Berlin Thunder - started, catching one pass for five yards.

FB Tyree Foreman, F.C. Barcelona Dragons - carried two times for eight yards and caught one pass for seven yards versus Frankfurt.

CB Teddy Gaines, Rhein Fire - started and recorded four tackles and two passes defensed.

G Shane Grice, F.C. Barcelona Dragons - started against Frankfurt.

G/T Jeff Grzeskowiak, Amsterdam Admirals - started against Scotland.

RB Maurice Hicks, Scottish Claymores - carried four times for 33 yards and returned a kickoff 18 yards.

DE Roshaun Matthews, Berlin Thunder - did not play due to injury.

WR Edell Shepherd, Scottish Claymores - started, catching three passes for 71 yards versus Amsterdam.

WR Elijah Thurmon, Berlin Thunder - caught four passes for 79 yards.

A look at scenarios for World Bowl XI with two weeks remaining…

F.C. Barcelona Dragons (5-3) – Need to win final two games to be certain of World Bowl berth. Can qualify with one win and combination of other results.

Frankfurt Galaxy (5-3) – Can clinch a World Bowl berth in Week 9 by beating Rhein. Victory in Week 10 could also clinch berth, depending on other results. Can qualify with two losses, pending outcomes of other games.

Rhein Fire (5-3) – Earn World Bowl berth with two wins. Can clinch in Week 9 with win against Frankfurt and a Scotland loss to Barcelona. Can qualify with one win in final two games, depending on other results.

Scottish Claymores (4-4) – Can clinch World Bowl berth by winning final two games, but need Frankfurt to win or lose each of its last two games to avoid a tie that includes the Galaxy. Then, World Bowl berth could depend on points differential against Barcelona.

Amsterdam Admirals (3-5) and Berlin Thunder (2-6) have been eliminated from World Bowl contention.

Tied teams separated by: 1. Head to head. 2. Points differential in games between tied teams.

Week 8 Results
Frankfurt 47, F.C. Barcelona 13
Rhein 28, Berlin 21
Scotland 31, Amsterdam 20

Week 9 Schedule
Saturday, May 31, 2003
Scotland at F.C. Barcelona
Berlin at Amsterdam
Sunday, June 1, 2003
Rhein at Frankfurt

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