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Goodman strikes like lightning against Thunder

In his best game yet in NFL Europe, Packers running back Herbert "Whisper" Goodman rushed for 174 yards and a long scoring run, but the Scottish Claymores were shaded 24-23 by the Berlin Thunder Sunday in Scotland.<p>

Goodman has totaled 805 yards on 183 carries (4.4 yard avg.) in the NFL's spring league. His 36-yard touchdown run against the Thunder was his longest of the season, but Scotland fell to 4-5.

Goodman will be battling for a roster spot in training camp against third-year pro Rondell Mealey and second-year pro Jason Brookins behind starter Ahman Green.

With Berlin (5-4) trailing 23-10 entering the fourth quarter, Denver Broncos quarterback Todd Husak guided Berlin on a pair of touchdown drives, the second capped by a one-yard scoring run by Arizona Cardinals running back Adrian White with 4:31 remaining, giving Berlin a 24-23 advantage.

Scotland's hopes were dashed when Lawrence Tynes' 52-yard field goal attempt fell short with 1:18 remaining.

"This was a tough, hard-fought game," Husak said. "We stayed together as a team and made the plays we needed to."

Packers cornerback Hurley Tarver started and had four tackles and a forced fumble for the Claymores.

Husak completed 17 of 25 attempts for 163 yards and one touchdown on the day. The Broncos' quarterback leads the NFL Europe League with 2,171 yards passing and 13 touchdowns this season.

Here's how other Packers fared last weekend in NFL Europe action:

Frankfurt Galaxy fullback Joey Dozier started and had a three-yard reception in a 3-0 loss against Rhein.

Defensive tackle John Gilmore had two tackles for the Amsterdam Admirals in their 45-31 win over F.C. Barcelona. Linebacker Paris Lenon started for the Admirals and had three tackles and a special teams tackle.

Guard Tim Stuber started for F.C. Barcelona against Amsterdam.

Guard Ed Kehl (Rhein Fire) was placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee during Week 7 action.


Scotland at F.C. Barcelona 11:30 a.m. (ET), Saturday DIRECTV, Chan. 704

Amsterdam at Rhein, 1 p.m. (ET), Sunday, DIRECTV, Chan. 704

Frankfurt at Berlin, 1 p.m. (ET), Saturday *, FOX Sports Net

* Check local listings for broadcast time in your area

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