Running back Herbert Goodman leads the race for top rusher after totaling 174-yards, coming 2 yards short of the Claymores' single-game rushing record, while also adding a touchdown in Scotland's 24-23 loss to the Berlin Thunder this past weekend. The Graceland College product has 805 yards on 183 attempts, including four touchdowns, for a 4.4-yard average going into Week 10 of the NFLEL.
Battling for the rushing crown with Goodman are Curtis Alexander (Frankfurt, 782 yards on 140 carries, 6 TD, 5.6 avg.) and Jamal Robertson (Rhein, 762 yards on 144 carries, 8 TD, 5.3 avg.), both of whom have led the league in rushing at some stage this season. The trio will be considered among the best to play in the NFLEL.
Also in the Claymores' loss, cornerback Hurley Tarver started for Scotland and posted four tackles and a forced fumble against Berlin.
Linebacker Paris Lenon started for the Amsterdam Admirals and registered three tackles and one special teams stop in the 45-31 victory over F.C. Barcelona while defensive tackle John Gilmore posted two tackles against the Dragons. Amsterdam snapped a six-game losing streak, but is already eliminated from World Bowl contention. Running back Joey Dozier had a 3-yard reception for the Frankfurt Galaxy in the 3-0 loss to Rhein. Rhein has already clinched a World Bowl berth.
Offensive lineman Tim Stuber started for F.C. Barcelona in the 45-31 loss to Amsterdam and guard Ed Kehl (Rhein) remains on injured reserve due to a knee injury.
WEEK NINE RESULTS
Amsterdam Admirals 45, F.C. Barcelona Dragons 31
Berlin Thunder 24, Scottish Claymores 23
Rhein Fire 3, Frankfurt Galaxy 0
WEEK TEN SCHEDULE
Scottish Claymores at F.C. Barcelona Dragons - 10:30 a.m. (CT), Sat. June 15 - DIRECTV, Chan. 704
Amsterdam Admirals at Rhein Fire - 12:00 p.m. (CT), Sat. June 15 - DIRECTV, Chan. 704
Frankfurt Galaxy at Berlin Thunder - 12:00 p.m. (CT), Sat. June 15 - FOX Sports Net
*Check local listings for air time and channel number.
NFL EUROPE LEAGUE STANDINGS
RECORD CROWDS SHOW IN FRANKFURT
Last weekend's NFLEL game in Frankfurt, Germany, between the Frankfurt Galaxy and Rhein Fire attracted 58,572 fans - the largest crowd ever to witness a NFLEL regular-season game. Saturday's crowd was the second-largest crowd for any team sporting even in the world for that weekend. The Japan vs. Russia World Cup match accumulated the largest crowd of the weekend with 66,108 fans.
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
Offense: RB, Rafael Cooper, Amsterdam (Tennessee Titans) - Rushed for 169 yards and scored 4 touchdowns in 45-31 win over F.C. Barcelona.
Defense: Rhein Fire Defense - Surrendered only 9 first downs and recorded first shutout since 1999 in 3-0 victory over Frankfurt.
Special Teams: P, Gabe Lindstrom, Frankfurt (New York Giants) - Punted 10 times and averaged 44.0 yards per punt in 3-0 loss to Rhein.
National: DB, Lelan Brickus, Berlin - Had a fourth quarter interception that set up a game-winning 1-yard touchdown and added three tackles and two passes defensed in 24-23 win over Scotland. This is the second consecutive
week he's earned the award.
DirecTV will broadcast two games per weekend and FOX Sports Net will televise a "Game of the Week" all season followed by World Bowl X on June 22. Current and former NFL players will be in the broadcast booth throughout the season.
Sat. June 15, Scotland at F.C. Barcelona
Talent: Nick Halling, Sean Jones
Sat. June 15, Amsterdam at Rhein
Talent: Ron Pitts, Brian Baldinger
Sat. June 15, Frankfurt at Berlin
Talent: Eric Collins, Rich Baldinger
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