A Look Abroad

With three games left in the NFL Europe regular season Berlin has already clinched a World Bowl appearance with a victory last weekend, while Frankfurt is on the verge of guaranteeing their spot in the title game.

Two of the seven players Chicago allocated oversees are on the Berlin roster. DE Israel Idonije posted his second sack of the year in Berlin's 33-20 victory against the Rhein Fire. WR Aaron Boone caught two balls for 42 yards including a touchdown.

Brooks Barnard remains the league's leading punter despite averaging just 32.5 yards on two attempts for the Fire.

Linebackers Jerry Schumacher and Marcus Reese are putting together solid tackle totals and faced off when Cologne traveled to Amsterdam.

Reese is among the Centurions leading tacklers and added five to that total in defeat.

Schumacher has shown a good eye for the ball for the Admirals. He recorded nine stops, one pass defensed and his first interception of the year in a 17-10 win over the Centurions. Andre Forde caught one pass for six yards for Amsterdam. Fellow teammates Cliff Washburn is on the Injured Reserve list.

2004 NFL EUROPE LEAGUE STANDINGS
*Berlin 6 1
Frankfurt 6 1
Rhein 3 4 0
Amsterdam 3 4
Cologne 2 5 0
Scotland 1 6

* Clinched Berth in World Bowl XII

Week 7 Results
Amsterdam 17, Cologne 10
Berlin 33, Rhein 20
Frankfurt 27, Scotland 24

Week 8 Schedule
Friday, May 21, 2004
Scotland at Amsterdam 2:00 PM (ET) DIRECTV

Saturday, May 22, 2004
Berlin at Frankfurt 1:00 PM (ET) NFL Network

Sunday, May 23, 2004
Rhein at Cologne 1:00 PM (ET) FOX*

*Three-hour tape delay. Game begins at 10:00 AM (ET)


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