Packers in NFL Europa

Brewster leads receivers with seven catches in Thunder's season opening victory

Wide receiver Carlton Brewster had a game-high seven catches for 95 yards and the Berlin Thunder topped the Rhein Fire 15-3 in a NFL Europa season opener Saturday in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Brewster, allocated to the Thunder by the Green Bay Packers, averaged 13.6 yards per catch, including a 37-yard reception in the first half from Seattle Seahawks-allocated quarterback Travis Lulay. Lulay completed 22 of 32 passes for 189 yards and put the game out of Rhein's reach with a 61-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter.

Brewster's seven catches tied for most in the league during opening weekend with British wide receiver Scott McCready of the Hamburg Sea Devils.

Linebacker Tim Goodwell, who plays for the Thunder, and cornerbacker Antonio Malone (Rhein Fire) did not have any tackles in the game. Both players were allocated by the Packers.

Other Packers in NFL Europa include safety Alvin Nnabuife (Cologne Centurions) and offensive lineman Adam Stenavich (Amsterdam Admirals). Cologne beat the Hamburg Sea Devils 24-18 in Hamburg, Germany, but Nnabuife did not play. Stenavich started at left guard for Amsterdam in the Admirals' 30-14 loss to the Frankfurt Galaxy in Frankfurt, Germany.

NFL Europa teams play a 10-game regular-season schedule, which continues through Sunday, June 17. The top two teams in the standings will play for the league championship in Yello Strom World Bowl XV on Saturday, June 23, at Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt, Germany.

NFL Network will broadcast all 30 regular-season games (some live and some tape-delayed), culminating with a live broadcast of the World Bowl.

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