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NFL Europe: Week 10 Recap


Just six days before the two teams will meet in World Bowl XII, the Berlin Thunder (9-1) made history Sunday, capturing their first shutout in team history with a 41-0 victory over the Frankfurt Galaxy (7-3).

In front of a record 19,175 fans, the Thunder equaled the NFL-E record mark with nine wins in a season, while also posting the largest margin of victory since they entered the league in 1999.

Quarterbacks Rohan Davey (New England) and Marc Dunn (Kansas City) combined for 269 yards and three touchdowns, as Berlin outgained the Galaxy's offense 433 yards to 192 yards.

The game wasn't the only thing lost for the Galaxy. Berlin running back Eric McCoo (669 yards), who rushed for 122 yards Sunday, captured the league's rushing title from Frankfurt running back Skip Hicks (661 yards), who had been NFL-E's leading rusher for much of the season but was held to just 50 yards by the league's top run defense.

Frankfurt, after also losing to the Thunder in Week 8, will look for redemption next week when the two collide in World Bowl XII Saturday, June 12 at noon CT.

In other NFL-E action, Packers defensive end Eric Powell and the Cologne Centurions (4-6) ended their first season on a high note with a 28-20 victory over the Scottish Claymores (2-8), Saturday.

Powell finished with five tackles, including 1.5 sacks and forced one fumble. Cornerback Erwin Swiney had one tackle, while defensive end Cullen Jenkins had one pass defensed.

The Centurions also made history Saturday when Japanese quarterback Kentaro Namiki became the first national to complete a pass in NFL-E. Namiki completed 5-of-6 passes for 38 yards.

Packers cornerback Derek Combs got his first interception of the season as the Amsterdam Admirals (5-5) claimed third place in the final standings with a 22-12 victory over the Rhein Fire (3-7), Sunday.

On defense, Combs also had five tackles, while returning three kickoffs for 76 yards.

Linebacker Steve Josue had three tackles and one pass defensed and tight end Tony Donald had two catches for 27 yards.

For the Fire, Packers wide receiver Shockmain Davis had one reception for 18 yards, two punt returns for 4 yards and one kickoff return for 27 yards.

Running back Walter Williams, who missed much of the season after breaking his hand in Week 1, rushed 16 times for 63 yards in the loss.

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Week 10 Results

Cologne Centurions 28, Scottish Claymores 20 (Attendance: 10,013)

Berlin Thunder 41, Frankfurt Galaxy 0 (Attendance: 19,175)

Amsterdam Admirals 22, Rhein Fire 12 (Attendance: 15,874)

Word Bowl XII TV Information

Saturday June 12, Arena AufSchalke, Gelsenkirchen -- noon CT (FOX)

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