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NFL Europe: Week 2 Recap


With solid performances on offense, defense and special teams, the Rhein Fire remained undefeated Saturday, beating Scotland 31-3 for their seventh consecutive home victory over the Claymores.

Led by Dallas Cowboys quarterback Chad Hutchinson, who completed 14 of 18 passes for 141 yards and one touchdown, the Fire took advantage of good field position, after a blocked punt in the fourth quarter, as running back Joffrey Reynolds scored his second touchdown of the day.

Packers wide receiver Shockmain Davis had 1 catch for 11 yards, also returning a kickoff for 29 yards.

Meanwhile, the Amsterdam Admirals were unable to find the win column for the second consecutive week, falling to the Berlin Thunder, 28-17, despite a team-high 5 tackles from Packers cornerback Derek Combs.

Packers tight end Tony Donald had 4 catches for 38 yards while linebacker Steve Josue had 1 special teams tackle.

Former Packers wide receiver Jorg Heckenbach, who in 2003 was unable to find the field after being sidelined for the majority of the Packers' training camp with a kidney disorder, had 95 yards on two receptions -- both for touchdowns -- from Thunder starting quarterback Rohan Davey, who finished the day 12-of-18 with 164 yards.

For the second consecutive week, special teams problems haunted the Cologne Centurions as Steve Cheek's punt was blocked by Frankfurt's Chad Hayes and recovered in the end zone by Galaxy wide receiver Jermaine Lewis.

The Galaxy remained undefeated, beating the Centurions 20-10, while the Cologne has yet to win a game.

Packers cornerback Erwin Swiney and defensive end Cullen Jenkins each had 1 tackle, while defensive end Eric Powell contributed 2 stops.

In Week 3 action, two undefeated teams will clash Saturday when the Frankfurt Galaxy (2-0) host the Rhein Fire (2-0), while one team will find the win column for the first time this year as Amsterdam (0-2) travels to Scotland (0-2), Sunday. The Thunder (2-0) and the Cologne Centurions (0-2) will also face off Sunday at Berlin.

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Week 2 Results

Berlin 28 , Amsterdam 17 (Attendance: 10,763)

Frankfurt 20 , Cologne 10 (Attendance: 9,134)

Rhein 31, Scotland 3 (Attendance: 17,176)

Week 3 Schedule

(Saturday, April 17)

Rhein at Frankfurt, 12:00 PM (CT)

(Sunday, April 18)

Amsterdam at Scotland, 8:00 AM (CT)

Cologne at Berlin, 9:00 AM (CT)

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