NFL Europe Review: Week 5

The Bears sent a group of unknown players across the pond to gain experience, but the biggest name will not finish the season. The Frankfurt Galaxy placed OL Qasim Mitchell on injured reserve.

Mitchell was placed on IR last week with an undisclosed injury. After being inactive for the majority of the 2005 regular season, he went to Europe with hopes of getting accustomed back to guard. He had started three of the first four games of the season for the Galaxy at guard, but his future with the Bears is uncertain.

Amsterdam Admirals 35, Rhein Fire 31
Three Bears helped the Admirals win their fourth straight game and move into a first place tie with the Fire at 4-1.

CB Abraham Elimimian, who has started all five games at cornerback for Amsterdam, finished with three tackles and two tipped passes in the win over Rhein. LB Jeremy Cain posted five tackles, one pass defensed and two special teams stops. WR Craig Bragg caught two passes for 24 yards.

Frankfurt Galaxy 17, Hamburg Sea Devils 13
Frankfurt moved above .500 (3-2) with their win over the Sea Devils, who remain the only team in NFL Europe without a victory at 0-4-1.

Hamburg CB Willie Amos came up with two tackles and two special teams stops. Reserve LB Justin Smith had one tackle.

Berlin Thunder 24, Cologne Centurions 13
Midway through the season Berlin is 2-2-1 after winning for the second straight week.

Despite appearing in a reserve role, LB Josh Dean led the Centurions with 7 tackles. He also had a tipped pass, but it wasn't enough as Cologne dropped to 1-4.

Week 6 will see Amsterdam at Rhein, Berlin travel to Frankfurt and Cologne hosting Hamburg.

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