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NFL Europe: Week 3 Recap


A shootout in Berlin and a game that tied the league record for fewest points headlined Week 3 action in NFL Europe this weekend.

Still searching for their first win in franchise history, the Cologne Centurions (0-3), who in Weeks 1 and 2 were done in by special teams mishaps, again gave up kick returns of 49 and 45 yards, allowing New England Patriots quarterback Rohan Davey to operate with a shorter field.

In addition to his four touchdowns, Davey completed 19 of 27 attempts for 279 yards for a quarterback rating of 127.9 to lead the Berlin Thunder (3-0) to a 35-31 victory.

Packers defensive end Eric Powell had five tackles (two solo) and one pass defensed for the Centurions, while defensive end Cullen Jenkins made four stops (two solo). Cornerback Erwin Swiney had two tackles and one pass defensed.

Tying the league record for fewest total points scored in a game, the Amsterdam Admirals (1-2) earned their first win of the season, edging the Scottish Claymores (0-3) 3-0, Sunday.

A week of rain in Glasgow made for slippery field conditions, limiting the number of big plays for the two offenses.

The only score of the game came with 29 seconds remaining in the first quarter when Admirals kicker Todd Sievers kicked a 44-yard field goal.

Packers tight end Tony Donald had one catch for 13 yards for Amsterdam. Cornerback Derek Combs had two tackles, while linebacker Steve Josue had one assisted tackle.

A rematch of World Bowl XI pitted two of the league's fiercest rivals, the Frankfurt Galaxy and the Rhein Fire, against each other, Saturday.

In all-time regular season play, the Fire have dominated the series, holding a 13-5 advantage. But it was the Galaxy who emerged victorious in last year's championship game.

Picking up where they left off last season, the Galaxy (3-0), led by Cincinnati Bengals running back Skip Hicks' three touchdowns, defeated the Fire (2-1) 28-10.

Packers wide receiver Shockmain Davis -- the Week 1 co-Special Teams Player of the Week -- had two catches for 9 yards and four kickoff returns for 54 yards for the Fire.

Packers offensive tackle Jason Jimenez, of the Galaxy, remains the lone undefeated Packer in NFL-E.

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Week 3 Results --

Rhein 10, Frankfurt 28 (Attendance: 27,213)

Amsterdam 3, Scotland 0 (Attendance: 10,971)

Cologne 31, Berlin 35 (Attendance: 12,036)

Week 4 Schedule --

(Saturday April 24)

Berlin Thunder at Rhein Fire -- 12:00 p.m. (CT)

Scottish Claymores at Cologne -- 12:00 p.m. (CT)

(Sunday April 25)

Frankfurt Galaxy at Amsterdam Admirals -- 8 a.m. (CT)

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