NFL Europe Review: Week 7

While gaining experience is the top priority for players across the pond, striving for consistency isn't far behind. A pair of quarterbacks, allocated by the Bears, took a step back on Saturday.

Kurt Kittner and Ryan Dinwiddie squared off when the Amsterdam Admirals traveled to Hamburg.

Starting for the third straight week, Kittner struggled mightily. He was picked off four times as the Admirals fell to the Sea Devils 30-24.

Consistent pressure on Kittner played a part in the poor performance, as he was sacked six times. He finished the day 14-of-32 with 203 yards passing and one touchdown.

For the season, Kittner has nine interceptions compared to six touchdowns.

Dinwiddie didn't fair much better coming off the bench, throwing for 178 yards on 12-of-27 with one touchdown and two interceptions.

Sea Devils RB Zack Abron averaged 5.4 yards per carry on 10 attempts and also caught one pass for 14 yards.

Derrick Ballard started at weak-side linebacker for the Admirals and had four tackles to go with one special teams stop.

The Cologne Centurions traveled to Frankfurt and came away with a 20-17 victory over the Galaxy.

Cliff Washburn is becoming a mainstay at left tackle for Frankfurt. The converted defensive lineman, started at the position for the fourth consecutive week.

Jamin Elliott caught five balls for 62 yards and averaged 19.0 yards on two kickoff returns.

Starting RE Greg White came up with his fourth sack of the season, which puts him among the league leaders in the category. He also produced three tackles.

The Berlin Thunder held serve at home against the Rhein Fire in a 24-15 decision.

Nicholas Setta accounted for 7 of the Fire's 15 points with field goals of 27 and 35 yards respectively and remained perfect on extra points, connecting on all 14 attempts this season.

A.J. Ricker started at center and helped to open the way for a Rhein ground game that rushed for 168 yards. Bryan Anderson also made a contribution in a reserve role.

With three games left in the regular season, Cologne and Berlin are tied for first place at 5-2, while Hamburg and Amsterdam are one game back.

Week 8 of the schedule could go a long way toward determining the June 11th World Bowl match-up.

The Thunder travel to Hamburg to face the Sea Devils and the Admirals will host the Centurions.

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