NFL Europe Preview - Week Seven

With four weeks of the 2005 regular season remaining, three teams are tied at the top of the standings while another is just one game back in the race. It means the three contests taking place this weekend will be vitally important to those harboring dreams of reaching the World Bowl in Düsseldorf, Germany, on June 11.

NFL EUROPE LEAGUE 2005 STANDINGS

Team
W
L
T
PF
PA
Streak
Home
Road
Amsterdam Admirals
4
2
0
170
128
W1
3-0
1-2
Cologne Centurions
4
2
0
123
124
W1
3-1
1-1
Berlin Thunder
4
2
0
146
118
L1
3-0
1-2
Hamburg Sea Devils
3
3
0
139
103
L1
2-0
1-3
Frankfurt Galaxy

2

4

0

87

165

L1

2-1

0-3

Rhein Fire

1

5

0

120

150

W1

1-2

0-3

Tied teams separated by: 1: Head-to-head. 2: Points differential in games between tied teams.

AMSTERDAM ADMIRALS (4-2)

Head Coach: Bart Andrus (21-25 in NFLEL)

Colours: Orange and blue

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: John Allen (2nd season)

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Darryl Sims (2nd season)

ALL-TIME FRANCHISE RECORD: 55-51

LAST GAME: Won 48-10 vs Frankfurt (5/8/05)

OFFENSE: 28.3 pts/game; 395 yds/game (rank 1); 177.7 yds rush/game (rank 1); 217.3 yds pass/game (rank 2)

Passing: Kurt Kittner, 771 yds

Rushing: Jonathan Smith, 486 yds

Receiving: Ruvell Martin 21 rec, 344 yds

DEFENSE: 20.8 pts/game; 278.3 yds/game (rank 1); 112.3 rush yds/game (rank 4); 166 pass yds/game (rank 1)

Sacks: Clint Mitchell 3.0

Interceptions: Norman Lejeune 3

· THIS WEEK: at HAMBURG SEA DEVILS ·

Head coach BART ANDRUS takes his team to Hamburg as the top-placed team in the standings and ranked number one in both offense and defense. “This is an intelligent group of players,” he says. “And they have character. They took responsibility when we lost at Frankfurt in Week 3 and have shown that they have learned. Once you have that accountability it is a lot easier to move forward.”.… QB KURT KITTNER (Chicago Bears) made his second start last week and accounted for four touchdowns, passing for three and running for a 1-yard touchdown … RB JONATHAN SMITH (Kansas City Chiefs) leads the league in rushing yards, but had a three-game scoring streak ended last week … RB JARRETT PAYTON (Tennessee Titans) ranks third in NFLEL in rushing yards and is tied for firstin rushing touchdowns… French RB SANDONO OCTOBRE rushed for 94 yards on 13 carries last week, the highest rushing total by a national player in NFLEL history, earning National Player of the Week honors… WR RUVELL MA RTIN (San Diego Chargers) has scored a touchdown in every game this season , including a 6-yarder last week … WR JOHN BOOTH (Kansas City Chiefs) had 4 catches for 57 yards last week and has 12 receptions this season… WR ATAVEUS CASH (New York Giants) caught 3 passes for 27 yards last week, including a 4-yard TD, and ranks third on the team with 15 catches… TE MIKE GOMEZ (Buffalo Bills) had a team-high 6 catches for 51 yards with one TD last week and ranks second on the team with 18 catches… French TE YOAN SCHNEE has 3 catches this season…. Japanese WR NORIAKI KINOSHITA caught his second pass of the year last week…

DE JOSH MALLARD
(Indianapolis Colts) has 2 sacks this year… DE O MA RI HAND (Jacksonville Jaguars) has 2 sacks this season… DE CLINT MITCHELL recorded his team-high third sack of the year last week, among 4 tackles… 3 tackles and has 26 this season… Swedish LB CARL-JOHAN BJÖRK has recorded 12 tackles this year after 1 last week… CB JEFF SANCHEZ (Detroit Lions) had 2 tackles and a fumble recovery last week… S SCOTT CONNOT (Kansas City Chiefs) had 2 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery last week. He leads the club with 34 stops … S RON ISRAEL (Pittsburgh Steelers) made 3 tackles last week for 27 this season… S NORMAN LEJEUNE (Tennessee Titans) is joint league leader after posting his third interception of the year last week… LB DERRICK BALLARD (Chicago Bears) had 4 tackles and his first sack of the year last weej… K CHRIS SNYDER (Houston Texans) ranks second among NFLEL kickers with 50 points, Made 2 of 3 FGs last week and is 10 of 14 for the season… P RYAN DUTTON (Seattle Seahawks) ranks second in the league with a 41.6-yard average.

BERLIN THUNDER (4-2)

Head Coach: Rick Lantz (13-3 in

NFLEL, plus 1-0 in World Bowl)

Colours: Black, green and gold

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Don Eck (2nd season)

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Jim Tomsula (2nd season)

ALL-TIME FRANCHISE RECORD: 35-31

LAST GAME: Lost 17-23 at Cologne (5/8/05)

OFFENSE: 24.3 pts/game; 319.7 yds/game (rank 3); 117.5 rush

yds/game (rank 2); 202.2 pass yds/game (rank 3)

Passing: Dave Ragone, 1,050 yds

Rushing: Cal Murray, 307 yds

Receiving: Michael Jennings 25 rec, 416 yds

DEFENSE: 19.7 pts/game; 304 yds/game (rank 3); 136.7 rush yds/game (rank 5); 167.3 pass yds/game (rank 2)

Sacks: Four Players, 2.0

Interceptions: Jermaine Mays, 3

· THIS WEEK: vs. RHEIN FIRE ·

Thunder head coach RICK LANTZ saw his team defeated for the second time this season when they fell to the Cologne Centurions in Week 6. He says of that loss: “ Cologne earned the win. I felt we relaxed too much in the third quarter. Right when we could have put them away, we just didn’t quite do it and they fought back.”… QB DAVE RAGONE (Houston Texans) has started all six games and leads NFLEL in touchdown passes. Has not thrown an interception in his last three starts… QB BRET ENGEMANN (Oakland Raiders) completed 5 of 11 passes for 48 yards last week and has hit on 10 of 20 attempts for 116 yards t his season… QB CHRIS FINLEN (New Orleans Saints) did not attempt a pass last week… RB CAL MURRAY (San Diego Chargers) leads the team in rushing yards but has yet to score a rushing TD. Ranks sixth in NFL Europe in rushing yards… RB LITTLE JOHN FLOWERS (New York Jets) jointly leads the league with 5 rushing touchdowns … FB BRIAN JOHNSON (San Francisco 49ers) caught 3 passes for 19 yards last week and has 9 for 77 yards on the season … WR MICHAEL JENNINGS (New York Giants) caught 5 passes for 165 yards last week and scored on receptions covering 70 and 51 yards. Added 2 kickoff returns for 45 yards. Ranks second in NFL Europe with 25 receptions and third with 416 yards. Leads the league with 845 combined yards (416 receiving, 410 kickoff returns, 19 rushing)… WR AARON BOONE (Carolina Panthers) caught 3 passes for 47 yards last week and turned his only pass attempt of the game into a 51-yard TD completion to Jennings, giving him a passer rating of 158.3. Has 18 catches for 255 yards and 2 touchdowns this season… WR TERRENCE STUBBS (New York Jets) has 15 receptions for 149 yards after catching 2 passes for 8 yards last week… TE JOHN FRIESER (Pittsburgh Steelers) caught a 14-yard pass last week, taking his season total to 6 for 71 yards and a touchdown… Finnish TE KLAUS ALINEN has 4 catches for 11 yards this season…

German DE CHRISTIAN MOHR (Seattle Seahawks) recorded 4 tackles and 1 sack last week, taking his season total to 11 stops and a team-high 2 sacks… DE ISAAC HILTON (Carolina Panthers) recorded 4 tackles and his first 2 sacks of the season last weekend… LB RICH SCANLON (Kansas City Chiefs) recorded 9 tackles and 2 sacks against Cologne to be named NFL Europe’s Defensive Player of the Week. Has led the Thunder in tackles in each of the opening six games of the year and leads the team with 56 tackles… LB JAMAL BROOKS (Cleveland Browns) recorded 2 tackles and knocked down a pass last week. Has 23 tackles to his name this season… LB MICHAEL BROWN (Atlanta Falcons) registered 5 tackles last week and has 25 on the year to rank third on Berlin ’s defense… CB MICHAEL HARDEN (Seattle Seahawks) recorded 3 tackles and 1 pass defense last weekend. Has 2 interceptions this season… CB WILLIE FORD (Indianapolis Colts) recorded 4 tackles last week and jointly leads the Thunder with 6 passes defended… CB JERMAINE MAYS (Indianapolis Colts) leads NFL Europe with 3 interceptions for 113 yards and a touchdown. Jointly leads Berlin with 6 passes defended. Recorded 2 tackles last week and has 9 stops on the year… CB JAMES THORNTON ranks second on the Thunder defense with 26 tackles… S ADRIAN MAYES (Arizona Cardinals) recorded 7 tackles last week and ranks fourth on the Thunder defense with 24 tackles… Russian S SERGEY IVANOV has registered 3 special teams tackles in the past two games – the 19-year-old’s first two appearances of the 2005 campaign … K KEVIN MILLER (Seattle Seahawks) has hit on 11 of 13 FGs after making a 22-yarder but coming up short on a 48-yard attempt last week. Ranks third in NFLEL with 46 points.

COLOGNE CENTURIONS (4-2)

Head Coach: Peter Vaas (27-29 in

NFLEL, plus 2-0 in World Bowl)

Colours: Black, red and white

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Bob Bicknell (2nd season)

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: David Duggan (2nd season)

ALL-TIME FRANCHISE RECORD: 8-8

LAST GAME: Won 23-17 vs. Berlin (5/8/05)

OFFENSE: 20.5 pts/game; 295 yds/game (rank 5); 116.2 rush yds/game (rank 3); 178.8 pass yds/game (rank 5)

Passing: Kevin Thompson, 835 yds

Rushing: Kory Chapman, 333 yds

Receiving: Carl Morris 19 rec, 196 yards

DEFENSE: 20.7 pts/game; 286.3 yds/game (rank 2); 80.2 rush yds/game (rank 2); 206.2 pass yds/game (rank 4)

Sacks: Greg White, Jamaine Winborne, 3.0

Interceptions: Lin-J Shell, 1

· THIS WEEK: at FRANKFURT GALAXY ·

Centurions moved into a three-way tie for first place in the NFLEL standings with a big home win over the Berlin Thunder last week, snapping a two-game losing streak. Head coach PETER VAAS says: “The feeling you have after you win is a lot better than after you lose. We are happy to have come out on top against a very well-coached Thunder team and now we look forward to Frankfurt.”… QB KEVIN THOMPSON (Buffalo Bills) has started all six games for the Centurions this season but has not thrown a touchdown pass in half of those contests. Has played in five games where he has not thrown an interception… QB CHRIS LEWIS (Arizona Cardinals) attempted 2 passes without a completion last week. Has thrown for 296 yards and 2 interceptions this season… RB KORY CHAPMAN (New England Patriots) ranks fifth in the league in rushing and gained a season-high 94 yards last week… RB KEYLON KINCADE (Dallas Cowboys) ranks seventh in NFLEL in rushing yards. Leads all running backs with 19 receptions and leads Centurions with 3 rushing touchdowns… WR JAMIN ELLIOTT (Chicago Bears) caught 5 passes for 85 yards with a long of 56 last week and ranks third on the team with 12 receptions for 184 yards… WR C.J. JONES (Cleveland Browns) caught 2 passes for 15 yards last week and has 9 for 114 yards and a touchdown this season… WR ROMBY BRYANT (Atlanta Falcons) caught a 19-yard pass last week and has 10 receptions for 194 yards and a touchdown this term… WR JAMES ADKISSON (Oakland Raiders) also reeled in a 19-yard pass last weekend and has 10 receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown through six games… Japanese WR MICHIHIRO OGAWA caught a 22-yard pass vs. Berlin and has 3 receptions for 45 yards this season… German TE WERNER HIPPLER played his 83rd career game in NFL Europe last week, four behind the all-time record of former Scottish Claymores wide receiver Scott Couper. Has career receiving figures of 85 for 884 yards (third all-time among national players) and 3 touchdowns…

DE GREG WHITE
jointly leads the Centurions with 3 sacks. Recorded 2 tackles and knocked down a pass last week… DT DELBERT COWSETTE (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) recorded 1 tackle last week. Has 9 tackles and 2 sacks on the season… DT BRYAN SAVE (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) recorded 4 tackles and 1 sack last week. Has 15 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble in 2005… LB BOBBY BROOKS ranks second on the team with 27 tackles after adding 4 last week. Leads the club with 8 pass breakups… LB JOE TUIPALA (Washington Redskins) took over the team lead in tackles with 28 after adding 6 stops last weekend… LB ANTHONY DUNN (Houston Texans) recorded 2 tackles last week and has 13 on the season… CB JAMAINE WINBORNE (Baltimore Ravens) recorded 3 tackles and his team-leading third sack of the season last week. Has recorded 15 tackles and 3 pass defenses in 2005… CB KEVIN HOUSE (Seattle Seahawks) recorded 4 tackles last week. Ranks second on the team with 6 passes defended… CB LIN-J SHELL (Philadelphia Eagles) has Cologne ’s only interception of the season against Hamburg in Week 1. Recorded 4 tackles last week and has 19 on the season… S ED CANONICO (Kansas City Chiefs) made 2 tackles last week and ranks third on the club with 23 stops… K JIMMY KIBBLE made a 38-yard field goal last week but missed one of his 3 PATs. Has connected on 11 of 13 field goals, 45 long, this season and added 12 of 13 PATs to rank fourth in NFLEL with 45 points


FRANKFURT GALAXY (2-4)

Head Coach: Mike Jones (9-7) in NFLEL, plus 0-1 in World Bowl.

Colours: Purple, orange, red and white

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Whitey Jordan (1st season)

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Ed O’Neil (2nd season)

ALL-TIME FRANCHISE RECORD: 67-59

LAST GAME: Lost 10-48 at Amsterdam (5/8/05)

OFFENSE: 14.5 pts/game; 254.8 yds/game (rank 6); 105.3 rush yds/game (rank 5); 149.5 pass yds/game (rank 6)

Passing: Kevin Eakin, 479 yds

Rushing: Ahmaad Galloway, 373 yds

Receiving: Jamal Jones, 19 rec, 272 yds

DEFENSE: 27.5 pts/game; 382.7 yds/game (rank 6); 187 rush yds/game (rank 6); 195.7 pass yds/game (rank 3)

Sacks: Four players, 2.0

Interceptions: Lamont Brightful, 2

· THIS WEEK: vs COLOGNE CENTURIONS ·

Head coach MIKE JONES is looking for his team to bounce back from last week’s heavy loss in Amsterdam, saying: “We can rebound and move on but it is going to take a great effort. We have got to find a way to dig ourselves out of the hole we have put ourselves in.”… QB AKILI SMITH (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) did not see action last week … QB KEVIN EAKIN (New York Jets) started his second game last week, completing 7 of 19 passes for 80 yards with 0 touchdowns and 1 interception… RB AHMAAD GALLOWAY (San Diego Chargers) ranks fourth in NFLEL in rushing yards , Faces the team against whom he had his season low rushing total in Week 3… RB J.R. NIKLOS (Oakland Raiders) gained 52 yards on 7 carries last week, including his second TD of the season. Led the team with 73 yards on 13 carries against Cologne this year… WR JAMAL JONES (Green Bay Packers) is the team’s leading receiver after five weeks of the season but has yet to score a touchdown and was held without a catch last week…WR HUBERT WHITTAKER (Jacksonville Jaguars) has 11 catches for 153 yards this year, including 2 for 36 against Cologne … WR SAM BREEDEN (Green Bay Packers) caught 1 pass for 10 yards last week and had 2 catches for 20 yards against Cologne in Week 3… English WR MARVIN ALLEN has 5 receptions for 55 yards on the season after a 6-yard catch last week… TE MARK ANELLI (Atlanta Falcons) led the team with 3 catches for 46 yards last week and is second on the team with 16 for the season… TE BROCK EDWARDS caught 2 passes for 18 yards last week…

DE SEANTE WILLIAMS
(Green Bay Packers) jointly leads the Galaxy with 2 sacks and posted 3 tackles last week… DT LOUIS GACHELIN has 2 sacks in 2005… DT AHMAD CHILDRESS (New York Giants) posted 4 tackles last week… LB KELLEN BRANTLEY (Buffalo Bills) ranks third on the team with 27 tackles… LB GRANT STEEN (New England Patriots) recorded a team-high 9 tackles last week and ranks first on the team with 38 stops… CB LAMONT BRIGHTFUL (New York Giants) leads the team with 2 interceptions and 9 passes defended… S RAYMOND PERRYMAN (Jacksonville Jaguars) ranks second on the team with 27 tackles after adding 5 last week… S WOODROW DANTZLER (Dallas Cowboys) returned 8 kickoffs for 145 yards last week… K STEVE SCALDAFERRI (Indianapolis Colts) connected on a 38-yard FG last week and has 20 points on the season… P MIKE BARR (Pittsburgh Steelers) averaged 43.3 yards on 4 punts last week and ranks fourth in the league with a 39.3-yard average.

HAMBURG SEA DEVILS (3-3)

Head Coach: Jack Bicknell (64-62 in NFLEL, 2-5 in post-season)

Colours: Dark blue, teal, red

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Vince Martino (1st season)

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Dan Daniel (1st season)

ALL-TIME FRANCHISE RECORD: 3-3

LAST GAME: Lost 19-24 at Rhein (5/7/05)

OFFENSE: 23.2 pts/game; 320 yds/game (rank 2); 75.2 rush yds/game (rank 6); 244.8 pass yds/game (rank 1)

Passing: Casey Bramlet, 1,106 yds

Rushing: Zack Abron, 212 yds

Receiving: Scott McCready 37 rec, 474 yds

DEFENSE: 17.2 pts/game; 308.2 yds/game (rank 4); 78.8 rush yds/game (rank 1); 229.3 pass yds/game (rank 6)

Sacks: Kevin Emanuel, 3.0

Interceptions: Marcell Allmond, 3

· THIS WEEK: vs. AMSTERDAM ADMIRALS ·

After seeing his team’s winning streak end at three with last week’s loss at Rhein, Sea Devils head coach JACK BICKNELL praised his players, saying: “I am really happy with my team – I have no complaints about what we’re trying to do and how we’re going about it. It just didn’t work out for us in this particular game.”…. QB CASEY BRAMLET (Cincinnati Bengals) ranks second in NFL Europe with a passer rating of 89.0. Leads the league with 95 completions. Threw 2 touchdowns in a game for the first time this season last week… QB RYAN DINWIDDIE (Chicago Bears) hit on 11 of 27 passes for 177 yards last week. Has completed 37 of 81 attempts for 498 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception this season… RB LARRY CROOM (Arizona Cardinals) rushed for 26 yards on 10 carries last week and has 200 rushing yards in the season’s opening six games… RB ZACK ABRON (Chicago Bears) leads the Centurions with 212 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns after gaining 10 yards on 4 carries last week… English WR SCOTT McCREADY leads the league in receptions and receiving yards. Leading national receiver in NFLEL history with 141 career receptions for 1,593 yards. Suffered a season-ending knee injury at Rhein last week just minutes after scoring his first touchdown of 2005… WR DEREK McCOY (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) caught 5 passes for 71 yards and a touchdown last week… WR CHRIS COLLINS (Pittsburgh Steelers) caught 6 passes for 100 yards last week having totalled 101 receiving yards in the opening five games of the season. Now has figures of 17 receptions for 201 yards… WR TERRANCE METCALF (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) caught 5 passes for 66 yards last week and is averaging 17.2 yards on 11 receptions this year… TE BOBBY BLIZZARD (Atlanta Falcons) leads all NFL Europe League tight ends in receptions … TE BEN MILLER (Cleveland Browns) has 5 receptions for 91 yards this season and has added 4 special teams stops…

DE KEVIN EMANUEL (Seattle Seahawks) leads Hamburg with 3 sacks and recorded 2 tackles last week…
DE SACHA LANCASTERhas 13 tackles and 1 sack this season… DE AARON HUNT (Denver Broncos) recorded 4 tackles last week, taking his season total to 16 tackles and 2 sacks… LB SCOTT GENORD (Detroit Lions) recorded 1 tackle last week. Ranks fifth on the team with 20 tackles in 2005… LB NICK McNEIL (Green Bay Packers) ranks second on the team with 32 tackles after adding a game-high 11 at Rhein last week… LB SHAWN MORGAN (Green Bay Packers) notched 7 tackles last week to take his season tally to 17… CB MARCELL ALLMOND (Jacksonville Jaguars) leads the Sea Devils with 35 tackles and 3 interceptions after recording 6 tackles against the Fire… CB RUFUS BROWN (Washington Redskins) recorded 1 tackle last week, taking his season total to 13. Leads NFL Europe with 12 pass deflections in 2005… S SHAWN MAYER (Atlanta Falcons) recorded 5 tackles last week and ranks third on the team with 24 this season… S ERIC CROUCH (Kansas City Chiefs), a former Heisman Trophy -winning QB, has recorded 20 stops to rank fourth on the team… K TODD FRANCE (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) leads NFL Europe with 61 points after six games. Last week he made 2 of 3 field goals, long 47, and 1 of 1 PAT. Has converted 16 of 19 field goals and 12 of 12 PATs this season. He is on pace to smash the single season records for field goals attempted (27), converted (23) and points scored (85) set by Scott Szeredy of the Barcelona Dragons in 1995… P B.J. SANDER (Green Bay Packers) has averaged 41.0 on 18 kicks this season with a long of 65.

RHEIN FIRE (1-5)

Head Coach: Pete Kuharchek (22-24 in NFLEL, 0-2 in World Bowls)

Colours: Burgundy, black and white

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Scott Milanovich (1st season)

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Adrian White (2nd season)

ALL-TIME FRANCHISE RECORD: 56-50

LAST GAME: Won 24-19 vs. Hamburg, (5/7/05)

OFFENSE: 20 pts/game; 306.7 yds/game (rank 4); 112.7 rush yds/game (rank 4); 194 pass yds/game (rank 4)

Passing: Scott McBrien, 1,109 yds

Rushing: Joe Smith, 483 yds

Receiving: Cedric James 25 rec, 419 yds

DEFENSE: 25 pts/game; 331.7 yds/game (rank 5); 109.5 rush yds/game (rank 3); 222.2 pass yds/game (rank 5)

Sacks: Sean Guthrie, 4.0

Interceptions: Four Players, 1

· THIS WEEK: at BERLIN THUNDER ·

Rhein Fire head coach PETE KUHARCHEK was delighted to see his team snap a nine-game losing streak last weekend, saying: “I’m proud of the job we did today. We really mixed things up at the beginning of the game and we won with a total team effort.”… QB SCOTT McBRIEN (Green Bay Packers) leads NFL Europe in interceptions thrown but did not throw a pick last week and leads the league in passing yards and touchdown passes. Threw for 198 yards and a touchdown in last meeting with Thunder… RB JOE SMITH (Tennessee Titans) has carried the football more times than any other player in 2005 and ranks second in NFL Europe in rushing yards. Gained one of his two 100-yard rushing games in first clash with Thunder… FB BRANDON MIREE (Denver Broncos) saw his first extensive playing time of 2005 last week and caught 4 passes for 81 yards, scoring on a 55-yard catch and run… WR CEDRIC JAMES (New England Patriots) ranks second in the league in receiving yardage after catching 4 passes for 78 yards and his fourth touchdown of the season last week. Is averaging 16.8 yards per catch. Has only played in two games this year in which he didn’t score a touchdown and one was against Berlin … WR GLENN MA RTINEZ (Detroit Lions) caught 4 passes for 64 yards last week and has 17 receptions for 214 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season… WR JERIS McINTYRE (Kansas City Chiefs) caught 1 pass for 8 yards last week and ranks fifth in the NFLEL with 302 yards on 14 catches. His 21.6-yard average per catch would rank second in NFLEL history (21.8, Sean LaChapelle, Scotland 1996) if maintained for the year… TE JASON RADER has 13 catches this season…

DE GREG SCOTT
(Cincinnati Bengals) recorded 1 tackle last weekend and has 19 and 2 sacks this season… DE SEAN GUTHRIE leads NFL Europe with 4 quarterback sacks. Added 3 tackles last week to take his season total to 14… DE DEMETRIOS WALKER (Kansas City Chiefs) recorded 4 tackles and recovered a fumble last week… DT EDDIE FREEMAN (Carolina Panthers) recorded 3 tackles and 2 sacks last weekend, giving him season totals of 16 tackles, 3 sacks and 1 forced fumble… LB TONY GILBERT (Jacksonville Jaguars), who played in 16 games for the Jaguars in 2004, leads the Fire with 44 tackles after adding 2 last week, as well as an interception and 2 pass defenses… LB EDWARD THOMAS (Oakland Raiders) registered 7 tackles last week and ranks second on the team with 42 takedowns… CB BLUE ADAMS (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) recorded 3 tackles and knocked down a pass last weekend… CB JONATHAN COX (San Diego Chargers) notched a teamhigh 9 tackles and batted down 3 passes last week. Has 26 tackles on the season.… German S RICHARD YANCY recorded 4 tackles last week, for a season total of 26, placing him joint-third among Fire defenders. Leads all national defenders through six games… S CHRIS DAY (Green Bay Packers) has returned a league-high 27 kickoffs for 596 yards (22.1 average) this season. Recorded 1 tackle las t week and ran back 5 kickoffs for 116 yards… K NICHOLAS SETTA (Chicago Bears) converted a 27 yard field goal but missed from 43 yards last week. Has hit on 7 of 11 field goals and 13 of 13 PATs for a total of 34 points this season… P TRAVIS DORSCH (Minnesota Vikings) leads NFL Europe with an average of 41.9 yards on 22 punts with a long of 60 yards.


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