NFL Europe Preview - Week Six

Although Berlin has the upper hand in the NFL Europe standings, the competition is fierce. Three teams are only one game behind the Thunder, and the second half of the season will be a tight battle for a berth in the World Bowl.

NFL EUROPE LEAGUE 2005 STANDINGS

Team
W
L
T
PF
PA
Streak
Home
Road
Berlin Thunder
4
1
0
129
95
W2
3-0
1-1
Amsterdam Admirals
3
2
0
122
118
L1
2-0
1-2
Hamburg Sea Devils
3
2
0
120
79
W3
2-0
1-2
Cologne Centurions
3
2
0
100
107
L2
2-1
1-1
Frankfurt Galaxy
2
3
0
77
117
W1
2-1
0-2
Rhein Fire
0
5
0
96
136
L5
0-2
0-3

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

AMSTERDAM ADMIRALS (3-2)

Head Coach: Bart Andrus (20-25 in NFLEL)

Colours: Orange and blue

OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR: John Allen (2nd season)

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR: Darryl Sims (2nd season)

ALL-TIME FRANCHISE RECORD: 54-51

LAST GAME: Lost 16-27 at Berlin (4/30/05)

OFFENSE: 24.4 pts/game; 367 yds/game (rank 1); 147 yds rush/game (rank 1); 222 yds pass/game (rank 2)

Passing: Kurt Kittner, 567 yds

Rushing: Jonathan Smith, 355 yds

Receiving: Ruvell Martin 19 rec, 330 yds

DEFENSE: 23 pts/game; 300.8 yds/game (rank 2); 115.6 rush yds/game (rank 3); 185.2 pass yds/game (rank 2)

Sacks: Josh Mallard, Omari Hand, Clint Mitchell, 2.0

Interceptions: B.J. Tucker, Norman Lejeune, 2

· THIS WEEK: vs FRANKFURT GALAXY ·

After two weeks on the road, head coach BART ANDRUS takes his team home, where they are unbeaten this season. Saw his team come close to second straight road win at Berlin last week, but says: "We didn’t step up to make plays when we needed to and when the opportunity presented itself. It would have been nice to get that other road win because they are hard to come by in this league."… Andrus stresses the importance of turnovers after committing four last week. "We were up in every category except turnovers and that got us in the end."…. QB KURT KITTNER (Chicago Bears) was intercepted three times during his first start of the season last week … RB JONATHAN SMITH (Kansas City Chiefs) ranks second in the NFLEL in rushing yards … RB JARRETT PAYTON (Tennessee Titans) ranks fourth in NFLEL in rushing yards but saw a three-game scoring streak ended last week… WR RUVELL MARTIN (San Diego Chargers) has scored a touchdown in every game this season , including a 38-yarder last week … WR JOHN BOOTH (Kansas City Chiefs) had 2 catches for 29 yards last week and 1 for 24 at Frankfurt this season… WR ATAVEUS CASH (New York Giants) led the team with 91 yards on 5 catches last week and rushed twice for 17 yards… TE MIKE GOMEZ (Buffalo Bills) caught 3 passes for 39 yards last week. Has 12 catches for the season, including 4 for 55 yards against Frankfurt… French TE YOAN SCHNEE has 3 catches in the last two games after 2 for 8 yards last week….WR CARLOS PEREZ (Philadelphia Eagles) caught 3 passes for 34 yards last week.

DE JOSH MALLARD (Indianapolis Colts) is the joint team leader with 2 sacks… DE OMARI HAND (Jacksonville Jaguars) had his second sack of the season last week and posted 3 tackles… DE CLINT MITCHELL recorded 5 tackles last week and his second sack of the season… LB GREG CAROTHERS recorded
3 tackles and has 26 this season… LB PHIL ARCHER registered 3 tackles last week… Swedish LB CARL-JOHAN BJÖRK has recorded 11 tackles this year after 1 last week. Made 6 tackles against Frankfurt earlier this season … CB JEFF SANCHEZ (Detroit Lions) had 2 tackles and defended 2 passes last week… CB B.J. TUCKER (Seattle Seahawks) had 6 tackles last week … S SCOTT CONNOT (Kansas City Chiefs) had a team-high 7 tackles last week and leads the club with 32 this season… S RON ISRAEL (Pittsburgh Steelers) made a team-high 12 tackles against Frankfurt this year… S NORMAN LEJEUNE (Tennessee Titans) posted 5 tackles last week… K CHRIS SNYDER (Houston Texans) has kicked six FGs in last two games. Last week he was 3 of 4, missing from 24 yards and hitting from 35, 35 and 25. Has 38 points on the season… P RYAN DUTTON (Seattle Seahawks) leads the league with a 41.9-yard average.

BERLIN THUNDER (4-1)

Head Coach: Rick Lantz (13-2 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: 35-30

LAST GAME: Won 27-16 vs Amsterdam (4/30/05)

OFFENSE: 25.8 pts/game; 315.8 yds/game (rank 2); 128.8 rush yds/game (rank 2); 187 pass yds/game (rank 4)

Passing: Dave Ragone, 858 yds

Rushing: Cal Murray, 286 yds

Receiving: Michael Jennings 20 rec, 251 yds

DEFENSE: 19 pts/game; 313.6 yds/game (rank 4); 137 rush yds/game (rank 5); 176.6 pass yds/game (rank 1)

Sacks: Michael Brown, 2.0

Interceptions: Jermaine Mays, 3

· THIS WEEK: at COLOGNE CENTURIONS ·

Thunder head coach RICK LANTZ is expecting yet another close game after victory over Amsterdam was not decided until the dying seconds. "We don’t panic and we find a way to win. I don’t see any relief. Cologne will be tough. They are a pretty talented team."… QB DAVE RAGONE (Houston Texans) has started all five games and leads NFLEL in touchdown passes … QB BRET ENGEMANN (Oakland Raiders) did not see action last week… QB CHRIS FINLEN (New Orleans Saints) completed 2 of 3 passes for 42 yards last week… RB CAL MURRAY (San Diego Chargers) leads the team in rushing yards but has yet to score a rushing TD… RB LITTLE JOHN FLOWERS (New York Jets) leads the league with 5 rushing touchdowns … FB BRIAN JOHNSON (San Francisco 49ers) had 1 rush for 3 yards last week … WR MICHAEL JENNINGS (New York Giants) caught 6 passes for 64 yards last week and leads the team with 19 receptions this season. Gained 120 yards on 5 kickoff returns last week… WR AARON BOONE (Carolina Panthers) has 8 catches in last two games after 4 for 72 yards last week, giving him 15 on the season… WR TERRENCE STUBBS (New York Jets) has 13 receptions for 141 yards after being held without a catch last week… TE BEN MOA (Miami Dolphins) caught a 14-yard pass last week and has 10 receptions this season… TE JOHN FRIESER (Pittsburgh Steelers) caught 2 passes for 22 yards last week, including his first TD of the season… Finnish TE KLAUS ALINEN has 4 catches for 11 yards this season.

German DE CHRISTIAN MOHR (Seattle Seahawks) has 7 tackles this season…
LB RICH SCANLON (Kansas City Chiefs) made 15 stops last week, the highest single-game total of any player this season. Leads the team with 47 tackles and has been team leader in every game this season… LB JAMAL BROOKS (Cleveland Browns) posted 5 tackles last week and has 21 stops on the season… Head coach
Rick Lantz says of Brooks and Scanlon: "They are both great leaders and I think they could both be playing on Sundays."… LB MICHAEL BROWN (Atlanta Falcons) registered 6 tackles last week and has 20 on the year… CB MICHAEL HARDEN (Seattle Seahawks) recorded 6 tackles last weekend… CB WILLIE FORD (Indianapolis Colts) recorded 6 tackles last week and 3 pass defenses. He leads the team with 6 knockdowns… CB JERMAINE MAYS (Indianapolis Colts) returned an interception for a 100-yard touchdown to clinch victory against Amsterdam last week. He also defended 4 passes, earning Defensive Player of the Week honors. He leads the league with 3 picks, including one that set up Berlin’s game-winning FG in Week 4 and one to seal a 2-point win in Week 2… S ADRIAN MAYES (Arizona Cardinals) recorded 3 tackles last week and has 17 this season… S JACK HUNT (Miami Dolphins) has 9 tackles in two games since coming off IR … CB JAMES THORNTON posted 11 tackles, 1 interception, 3 pass defenses and a forced fumble last week… English DT LORN MAYERS became youngest player in NFLEL history last week when he saw first action of the season as a 19-year-old… K KEVIN MILLER (Seattle Seahawks) has hit on 10 of 11 FGs after making kicks from 35 and 38 yards last week. Ranks second in the league with 41 points.

COLOGNE CENTURIONS (3-2)

Head Coach: Peter Vaas (26-29 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: 7-8

LAST GAME: Lost 6-23 at Hamburg (4/30/05)

OFFENSE: 20 pts/game; 302.8 yds/game (rank 4); 112.4 rush yds/game (rank 4); 190.4 pass yds/game (rank 3)

Passing: Kevin Thompson, 681 yds

Rushing: Kory Chapman, 239 yds

Receiving: Carl Morris 19 rec, 196 yards

DEFENSE: 21.4 pts/game; 275 yds/game (rank 1); 84 rush yds/game (rank 2); 191 pass yds/game (rank 3)

Sacks: Greg White, 3.0

Interceptions: Lin-J Shell, 1

· THIS WEEK: vs. BERLIN THUNDER ·

Centurions have now lost two in a row after opening the year with a 3-0 record. Head coach PETER VAAS had a simple explanation for last week’s loss to Hamburg, saying: "They scored more points than we did and we turned it over more than they did. It stands to reason that they won."… QB KEVIN THOMPSON (Buffalo Bills) has started all four games for the Centurions this season but only attempted 2 passes last week before he suffered a hand injury… QB CHRIS LEWIS (Arizona Cardinals) completed 19 of 31 passes for 239 yards, 0 touchdowns and 2 interceptions last week and has thrown for 296 yards this season… Japanese QB KENTARO NAMIKI attempted 3 passes last week but failed to complete one and threw 1 interception… RB KORY CHAPMAN (New England Patriots) ranks sixth in the league in rushing but has seen his rushing total decline each week since gaining a season-high 83 yards in Week 2… RB KEYLON KINCADE (Dallas Cowboys) gained 29 yards on 13 carries last week and added a team-leading 5 receptions for 38 yards. Ranks fourth in NFLEL with 384 total yards (210 rushing, 174 receiving)… WR CARL MORRIS (San Diego Chargers) ranks fourth in NFLEL with 19 receptions . Has 54 career catches in NFLEL. Missed last week’s game through illness… WR C.J. JONES (Cleveland Browns) caught 2 passes for 39 yards last week and has 7 for 99 yards and a touchdown this season… WR ROMBY BRYANT (Atlanta Falcons) caught 2 passes for 22 yards last week… WR JAMES ADKISSON (Oakland Raiders) caught 2 passes for 55 yards last week and ranks third on the Centurions squad with 9 receptions for 114 yards and a touchdown… Japanese WR MICHIHIRO OGAWA has made 2 receptions for 23 yards this season… WR JAMIN ELLIOTT (Chicago Bears) caught 3 passes for 35 yards last week… German TE WERNER HIPPLER played his 82nd career game in NFL Europe last week, five 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 TDs…

DE GREG WHITE had 2 sacks among 3 tackles last week and now leads Cologne with 3 sacks on the season… DT DELBERT COWSETTE (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) recorded 3 tackles and his second sack of the season last week… LB BOBBY BROOKS leads the team with 23 tackles after adding 2 last week… LB JOE TUIPALA (Washington Redskins) recorded 4 tackles and knocked down a pass last week, taking his season tally to 22 stops – good for second on the team… CB JAMAINE WINBORNE (Baltimore Ravens) recorded 2 tackles and knocked down a pass last week. Has recorded 12 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 pass defenses in 2005… CB KEVIN HOUSE (Seattle Seahawks) knocked down 3 passes last week and leads Cologne with 6 pass deflections in five games… CB LIN-J SHELL (Philadelphia Eagles) has Cologne’s only interception of the season against Hamburg in Week 1. Recorded 3 tackles last week and has 15 on the season… S KALVIN PEARSON (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) recorded 1 tackle last week, taking his half-season total to 15… S ED CANONICO (Kansas City Chiefs) had a team-high 5 tackles last week and ranks second on the club with 22 stops… K JIMMY KIBBLE made field goals of 39 and 41 yards last week. His average of 8 points per game means he could challenge the single-season NFLEL scoring record of 85 points (Barcelona K Scott Szeredy, 1995). Ranks third in NFLEL with 40 points in five games.

FRANKFURT GALAXY (2-3)

Head Coach: Mike Jones (9-6) 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: 67-58

LAST GAME: Won 23-20 vs Rhein (4/30/05)

OFFENSE: 15.4 pts/game; 272.6 yds/game (rank 6); 105.8 rush yds/game (rank 5); 166.8 pass yds/game (rank 6)

Passing: Akili Smith, 402 yds

Rushing: Ahmaad Galloway, 352 yds

Receiving: Jamal Jones, 19 rec, 272 yds

DEFENSE: 23.4 pts/game; 352.2 yds/game (rank 6); 158.2 rush yds/game (rank 6); 194 pass yds/game (rank 4)

Sacks: Four players, 2.0

Interceptions: Lamont Brightful, 2

· THIS WEEK: at AMSTERDAM ADMIRALS ·

The Galaxy head to the Netherlands in high spirits following their last-gasp defeat of the Rhein Fire last weekend. Head coach MIKE JONES was pleased with his team’s victory but is pushing for more improvement in the second half of the season, saying: "We made some errors in the Rhein game and for the most part they didn’t cost us. We have to continue to work to get better and we have to play smart and be patient. Hopefully we will get better in that area and have a strong end to the season." … QB AKILI SMITH (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) only played in the third quarter of last week’s defeat of the Fire but threw his second touchdown pass of the season after hitting on 9 of 11 passes. Added 21 rushing yards on 2 attempts. Completed 9 of 12 passes in last meeting with Admirals… QB KEVIN EAKIN (New York Jets) completed 10 of 21 passes for 116 yards, 1 touchdown and 1 interception last week, including game-winning throw with 16 seconds remaining… … RB AHMAAD GALLOWAY (San Diego Chargers) ranks third in NFL Europe in rushing yards after gaining 117 yards on 23 attempts last week. Earned Offensive Player of the Week honors in Week 2 meeting with the Admirals when he rushed for 161 yards and 1 touchdown on a season-high 33 attempts… RB J.R. NIKLOS (Oakland Raiders) rushed for 15 yards and a touchdown on 2 carries last week and has 120 yards on the season. Also has 5 catches for 73 yards and a touchdown to his name… 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. Caught season-high 5 passes against Amsterdam in Week 2… WR HUBERT WHITTAKER (Jacksonville Jaguars) caught 4 passes for 44 yards last week and has 11 for 153 yards and a touchdown on the season… WR SAM BREEDEN (Green Bay Packers) did not catch a pass last week and has 7 for 97 yards on the season… English WR MARVIN ALLEN caught a 15-yard pass last week but lost a fumble. Has 4 receptions for 49 yards on the season… TE MARK ANELLI (Atlanta Falcons) ranks second on the team with 13 receptions after grabbing 3 passes for 41 yards last week… TE BROCK EDWARDS caught 3 passes for 16 yards and scored on touchdown receptions covering 3 and 11 yards, the latter proving to be the game-winner with 16 seconds remaining…

DE SEANTE WILLIAMS (Green Bay Packers) jointly leads the Galaxy with 2 sacks… DE DERRICK CRAWFORD (Cincinnati Bengals) recorded 3 tackles and 1 sack last week… DT LOUIS GACHELIN recorded 2 tackles and 1 sack last week and has made 13 tackles and 2 sacks in 2005… DT MATT MITRIONE recorded 1 tackle and 1 pass defense last week… DT AHMAD CHILDRESS (New York Giants) marked his return from IR last week by recording 5 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 forced fumble… LB KELLEN BRANTLEY (Buffalo Bills) recorded 6 tackles last week. Ranks third on team with 26 tackles… LB GRANT STEEN (New England Patriots) recorded a team-high 8 tackles against the Fire last week and ranks second on the team with 29 stops… CB ERIC JOYCE (Atlanta Falcons) recorded 1 tackle, knocked down 1 pass and recorded 1 interception for 20 yards last week… CB LAMONT BRIGHTFUL (New York Giants) intercepted 2 passes for 47 yards last week and added 3 tackles and 4 passes defended. Has season totals of 17 tackles, 2 interceptions and 9 passes defended… S RAYMOND PERRYMAN (Jacksonville Jaguars) leads the team with 32 tackles after adding 7 last week. Faces his old team as had 43 tackles for Amsterdam in 2002… S WOODROW DANTZLER (Dallas Cowboys) recorded 5 tackles and returned 3 kickoffs for 54 yards last week… K STEVE SCALDAFERRI (Indianapolis Colts) connected on his only field goal of the game last week – from 28 yards – but did miss a PAT against the Fire. Has 16 points on the season… P MIKE BARR (Pittsburgh Steelers) has averaged 38.6 yards on a league-high 23 punts this season, dropping 7 inside the opponent’s 20-yard line.

HAMBURG SEA DEVILS (3-2)

Head Coach: Jack Bicknell (64-61 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: 3-2

LAST GAME: Won 23-6 vs Cologne (4/30/05)

OFFENSE: 24 pts/game; 308.6 yds/game (rank 3); 82.6 rush yds/game (rank 6); 226 pass yds/game (rank 1)

Passing: Casey Bramlet, 921 yds

Rushing: Zack Abron, 202 yds

Receiving: Scott McCready 29 rec, 380 yds

DEFENSE: 15.8 pts/game; 303.8 yds/game (rank 3); 74.8 rush yds/game (rank 1); 229 pass yds/game (rank 6)

Sacks: Four players, 2.0

Interceptions: Marcell Allmond, 3

· THIS WEEK: at RHEIN FIRE ·

Head coach JACK BICKNELL praised his team following last week’s third win in a row, stating: "It was a tough game and Cologne was good on defense. I thought we played really well. When you start off 0-2, the only thing you can hope for is to be 3-2 after the first half of the season, and that’s not easy."…. QB CASEY BRAMLET (Cincinnati Bengals) leads the league with a 94.6 passer rating . Also tops the league with 921 passing yards from 79 completions. Attempted a season-low 17 passes last week… QB RYAN DINWIDDIE (Chicago Bears) hit on 3 of 9 attempts for 33 yards last week. Has season totals of 26 completions from 54 attempts for 321 yards, 3 touchdowns and 1 interception… RB LARRY CROOM (Arizona Cardinals) rushed for 35 yards on 7 carries last week and has 174 rushing yards in the season’s opening five games… RB ZACK ABRON (Chicago Bears) leads the Centurions with 202 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns after gaining 65 yards on 9 carries last week… English WR SCOTT McCREADY leads the league in receptions and receiving yards . Leading national receiver in NFLEL history with 133 career receptions for 1,499 yards. Caught 9 passes for 101 yards in last meeting with Fire… WR DEREK McCOY (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) caught 2 passes for 16 yards last week… WR RICKY BRYANT (New England Patriots) did not catch a pass last week due to injury. Ranks second in receiving touchdowns this season with 4. Has 14 receptions for 199 yards in 2005… WR CHRIS COLLINS (Pittsburgh Steelers) caught a 23-yard pass last week and has 11 receptions for 101 yards this season… WR TERRANCE METCALF (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) caught an 11-yard pass last week and averages 20.5 yards on his 6 receptions this season… TE BOBBY BLIZZARD (Atlanta Falcons) leads all NFL Europe League tight ends in receptions . Scored his only touchdown of the season in previous meeting with the Fire in Week 3… TE BEN MILLER (Cleveland Browns) has 5 receptions for 91 yards this season…

DE IVORY McCOY
jointly leads the Sea Devils with 2 sacks. Recorded 2 tackles and knocked down a pass last week.… DE KEVIN EMANUEL (Seattle Seahawks) made 2 tackles against Cologne… DE SACHA LANCASTER recorded 5 tackles last week… DE AARON HUNT (Denver Broncos) is tied for the team lead with 2 sacks. Recorded 4 tackles and recovered a fumble last week… German DT BASTIAN LANO faces his old team having played for the Fire in 2000-01 & 2003. Made 1 tackle and knocked down a pass last week… LB SCOTT GENORD (Detroit Lions) recorded 4 tackles and a fumble recovery last week. Ranks fifth on the team with 19 tackles in 2005… LB NICK McNEIL (Green Bay Packers) ranks second on the team with 21 tackles after adding 4 last week. Scored on a 28-yard interception return against the Centurions last week… CB MARCELL ALLMOND (Jacksonville Jaguars) leads the Sea Devils with 29 tackles and 3 interceptions after recording 3 tackles and 2 picks vs. Cologne… CB RUFUS BROWN (Washington Redskins) recorded 3 tackles and 4 pass defenses last week. Leads NFL Europe with 12 pass deflections in 2005… S SHAWN MAYER (Atlanta Falcons) led the Sea Devils with 10 tackles last week and has 19 stops this season… S ERIC CROUCH (Kansas City Chiefs), a former Heisman Trophy-winning QB, had 5 tackles and 1 pass defense last week and has recorded 20 stops in his first five games as a pro safety to rank third on the team… K TODD FRANCE (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) leads NFL Europe with 54 points after five games. Last week he made 3 of 3 field goals, long 42, and 2 of 2 PATs to be named Special Teams Player of the Week for the third time in 2005. 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) ranks second in the NFLEL with a 41.1-yard average on 17 kicks.

RHEIN FIRE (0-5)

Head Coach: Pete Kuharchek (21-24 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: 55-50

LAST GAME: Lost 20-23 at Frankfurt, (4/30/05)

OFFENSE: 19.2 pts/game; 302 yds/game (rank 5); 115.4 rush yds/game (rank 3); 186.6 pass yds/game (rank 5)

Passing: Scott McBrien, 878 yds

Rushing: Joe Smith, 387 yds

Receiving: Cedric James 21 rec, 341 yds

DEFENSE: 26.2 pts/game; 323.4 yds/game (rank 5); 122.4 rush yds/game (rank 4); 201 pass yds/game (rank 5)

Sacks: Sean Guthrie, 4.0

Interceptions: Blue Adams, Jonathan Cox, 1

· THIS WEEK: vs HAMBURG SEA DEVILS ·

Rhein Fire head coach PETE KUHARCHEK is demanding hard work from his winless team in order to get their season back on track. The fifth-year head coach says: "We just have to keep working through this. We’re making mistakes in critical situations – it’s just a little bit of everything. You can’t just point to one thing and say we need a new defensive tackle or quarterback or wide receiver."… QB SCOTT McBRIEN (Green Bay Packers) leads NFL Europe in interceptions thrown after throwing 3 picks in last week’s loss to Frankfurt. Threw for a season-high 325 yards and 2 touchdowns in last meeting with the Sea Devils in Week 3… QB ANDY HALL (Philadelphia Eagles) did not see playing time last week. Has a passer rating of 58.7 on the season… RB JOE SMITH (Tennessee Titans) leads NFL Europe in rushing yards and enjoyed his best game of the season last week, gaining 152 yards on 28 carries to win Offensive Player of the Week honors. Has rushed for 272 yards and 2 touchdowns in the past two games… FB JOE HALL (Kansas City Chiefs) has 8 receptions in five games this season. Did not catch a pass last week… WR CEDRIC JAMES (New England Patriots) ranks second in the league in receiving yardage after catching 4 passes for 52 yards and his third touchdown of the season last week. Is averaging 16.2 yards per catch… WR GLENN MARTINEZ (Detroit Lions) caught 1 passes for 14 yards last week and has 13 receptions for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns on the season… WR JERIS McINTYRE (Kansas City Chiefs) caught 2 passes for 45 yards last week and ranks fourth in the NFLEL with 294 yards on 13 catches. His 22.6-yard average per catch would beat the NFLEL single-season record (21.8, Sean LaChapelle, Scotland 1996) if maintained for the year… TE JASON RADER has 13 catches this season after reeling in an 11-yard pass last weekend…

DE GREG SCOTT (Cincinnati Bengals) ranks second on the Fire with 2 quarterback sacks in 2005. He made 2 tackles last weekend… DE SEAN
GUTHRIE leads NFL Europe with 4 quarterback sacks after adding 2 among 4 tackles last week… DE DEMETRIOS WALKER (Kansas City Chiefs) made 4 tackles last week, taking his season tally to 16… DT EDDIE FREEMAN (Carolina Panthers) recorded 1 tackle against Frankfurt and has 12 stops this season… LB TONY GILBERT (Jacksonville Jaguars), who played in 16 games for the Jaguars in 2004, leads the Fire with 42 tackles after adding a team-high 11 stops last week… LB EDWARD THOMAS (Oakland Raiders) registered 7 tackles last week and ranks second on the team with 35 takedowns… LB TERRENCE ROBINSON (Seattle Seahawks) registered 1 tackle and knocked down 1 pass last week, taking his season total to 18 stops… CB BLUE ADAMS (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) recorded 6 tackles and 1 interception for 13 yards last weekend… CB JONATHAN COX (San Diego Chargers) recorded 3 tackles and forced a fumble last week. Also added 2 special teams stops.… German S RICHARD YANCY recorded 5 tackles last week, for a season total of 22, placing him third among Fire defenders. Was named National Player of Week 5… S CHRIS DAY (Green Bay Packers) ranks second in NFL Europe with a 21.8-yard kickoff return average and leads the NFLEL with 480 KO return yards with a long of 48… K NICHOLAS SETTA (Chicago Bears) converted field goals of 42 and 21 yards last week but missed from 43 yards… P TRAVIS DORSCH (Minnesota Vikings) punted 3 times for a 45.7-yard average last week and ranks third in NFL Europe in 2005 with an average of 40.9 on 17 punts.


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