NFL Europe Review: Week 10

The regular season came to an end with Frankfurt clinching a berth in World Bowl XIV. Three Bears will suit up in the title game on the other side of the field for Amsterdam.

Frankfurt Galaxy 14, Berlin Thunder 13
The Galaxy had to overcome a 13-point deficit at Berlin to finish 7-3 and earn their trip to the World Bowl. Arizona running back Roger Robinson rushed for 133 yards and Butchie Wallace added a pair of touchdown runs to help complete the comeback.

In reserve duty, QB B.J. Symons completed 7-of-14 passes for 91 yards and one touchdown for Berlin (2-7-1).

Hamburg Sea Devils 34, Amsterdam Admirals 21
In a meaningless game for the Admirals, the Sea Devils found a way to win their third straight game to close the season at 3-6-1.

A pair of defensive touchdowns sparked the effort. New York Giants safety Jason Shivers returned a fumble 45 yards for a touchdown and linebacker Scott Genord scored on a 42-yard interception return for a Hamburg defense that added two sacks and forced four turnovers on the day.

Reserve LB Justin Smith added two tackles, a fumble recovery and a special teams stop. CB Willie Amos also saw the field for Hamburg.

WR Craig Bragg started for the seventh time this season and came up with four receptions for 53 yards, including a 26-yard touchdown catch. CB Abraham Elimimian had three tackles and a special teams stop, while LB Jeremy Cain had two tackles.

Rhein Fire 21, Cologne Centurions 10
Needing a win to have a shot at going to the World Bowl, Rhein upheld its end of the bargain.

Buffalo running back Fredrick Jackson rushed for 154 yards on 22 carries, opening the scoring with an 80-yard touchdown run on Rhein's first offensive play. Rhein concluded the year at 6-4, but with Amsterdam and Frankfurt both finishing 7-3 it wasn't good enough.

World Bowl XIV between the Admirals and Galaxy will take place Saturday in Dusseldorf, Germany. During the regular season, Amsterdam beat Frankfurt twice.

Note: NFL Europe allocations are expected to participate in the June mini-camp.


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