NFL Europe: Nall Shines In Week 4


As if reassuring the Green Bay Packers that quarterback wasn't a position needing to be addressed in the 2003 NFL Draft, 2002 draftee Craig Nall put together perhaps his finest performance of the NFL Europe season Sunday.

Leading his Scottish Claymores (2-2) to a 34-17 win over the Berlin Thunder (0-4), Nall completed 17-of-30 passes (56 percent) for 238 yards and three touchdowns, against only one interception.

Nall was at his best in the second half, hitting on nine of 13 attempts and leading the Claymores on scoring drives of 49 and 94 yards.

Nall's first touchdown pass, a 10-yarder to wide receiver Anthony Bright (Houston Texans), capped off a 70-yard drive and put the Claymores ahead 14-7 going into the second quarter.

The Claymores were only up by 3 in the third when Nall dished to running back Ken Simonton (Buffalo Bills) for a 23-yard score.

Nall's final touchdown pass was an 11-yarder to wide receiver Edell Shepherd (Chicago Bears) that brought the game to its ultimate 17-point margin.

The Claymores had started the drive on their own 6-yard line, but Nall brought them near midfield with a 52-yard completion to receiver Scott McCready (New England Patriots) on first down.

Packers safety Bobby Jackson was a leader on defense with seven tackles for the Claymores. Linebacker Jermaine Petty made four tackles, including his two special teams stops. Isaac Keys also made a tackle.

Also over the weekend, the Frankfurt Galaxy (3-1) suffered their first loss at the hands of the Amsterdam Admirals (2-2), 20-16.

Packers receiver Travis Williams started for the Admirals, but was held without a catch.

Green Bay punter Tim Morgan was utilized twice by the Galaxy and boomed punts of 50 and 48 yards, the latter downed inside the Amsterdam 20-yard-line.

Finally, in a game without Packers participants, the Barcelona Dragons improved to 3-1 with an 11-3 win over the Rhein Fire (2-2).

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