NFL Europe Review: Week 9

The final week of the NFL Europe regular season will not matter in terms of the standings, as the World Bowl match-up is set.

Amsterdam clinched their place in the title game with a 27-10 victory over the Hamburg Sea Devils.

Kurt Kittner threw touchdown passes of 13, 25, and 37 yards in the second half. He finished the game with 107.8 QB rating after completing 19-of-35 for 268 yards and no interceptions.

Derrick Ballard made three tackles in his ninth start at weak-side linebacker for the Admirals.

In backup duty, Ryan Dinwiddie was unable to equal the production of Kittner.

Dinwiddie threw for 130 yards, connecting on 13-of-25 pass attempts with one touchdown and two interceptions for the Sea Devils.

RB Zack Abron started for the second straight week. He led the Hamburg rushing attack, carrying 10 times for 55 yards. Abron also hauled in five passes.

Berlin also wrapped up a spot in the World Bowl with a 31-24 victory at Frankfurt.

After starting the last five games, Cliff Washburn went back to a reserve role for the Galaxy.

The upset of the weekend came as the Rhein Fire went to Cologne and beat the Centurions 28-16.

The loss eliminated Cologne from the World Bowl race at 5-4.

Although Nicolas Setta didn't try a field goal, he converted all four of his extra point attempts.

A.J. Ricker started at center for the Fire, while Bryan Anderson contributed off the bench.

In a losing effort, Jamin Elliott caught five passes for 67 yards, including a 29-yard touchdown. He also returned a kickoff 18 yards.

Starting RE Greg White finished with seven tackles and a special teams stop.

The regular season will draw to a close with Frankfurt traveling to Hamburg, Berlin hosting Cologne and Amsterdam at Rhein.

Amsterdam and Berlin will square off in World Bowl XIII on Saturday, June 11th.

The allocated Bears not playing for the championship will quickly find themselves back at Halas Hall participating in Organized Training Activities throughout June. The team has 14 sessions scheduled before taking a break for training camp, which is slated to open on July 23rd.

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