NFL Europe: Week 4 Recap


Clawing their way back to .500, the Amsterdam Admirals (2-2) put an end to Frankfurt's unbeaten streak with a 21-17 overtime victory over the Galaxy (3-1), Sunday.

Down 7-0 in the first quarter, Packers tight end Tony Donald ended a 90-yard, five-minute drive for the Admirals, catching a 1-yard shovel pass for a touchdown from quarterback Clint Stoerner (Miami) to tie the game 7-7.

For the day, Donald had five catches for 44 yards, while Stoerner threw for 219 yards and one touchdown. Admirals running back Chris Downs (Oakland) ran for 86 yards on 20 carries, including a 6-yard touchdown late in the fourth quarter to send the game to overtime.

In the extra period, the Admirals took four plays and 21 seconds to move from their own 23-yard line, giving kicker Todd Sievers a chance at redemption after missing two field goals earlier in the game. Sievers connected on the 51-yard field goal with three seconds remaining in overtime to give the Admirals their second victory in as many weeks.

Packers linebacker Steve Josue had two solo tackles and two special teams tackles for the Admirals, while cornerback Derek Combs had one unassisted tackle.

Led by quarterback Rohan Davey (New England), the Berlin Thunder (4-0) engineered a come-from-behind victory Saturday over the Rhein Fire (2-2) to become the only undefeated team remaining in NFL-Europe this year.

Trailing 10-0 in the fourth quarter, Davey led the Thunder to two late scores, the first a touchdown pass to running back Ed Iremia-Stansbury (Houston), which cut the lead to 10-7. The Thunder grabbed their first lead of the day when running back Eric McCoo (Philadelphia) scored on a 3-yard run with less than six minutes to play in the game.

On the day, Davey completed 17-of-26 passes for 198 yards and one touchdown. Fire quarterback Chad Hutchinson (Dallas) finished 16-of-27 for 172 yards.

Packers wide receiver Shockmain Davis had two catches for 38 yards and three kickoff returns for 65 yards for the Fire.

The Cologne Centurions (1-3) climbed out of the cellar Saturday, earning their first win in franchise history with a 17-3 victory over the Scottish Claymores (0-4).

Centurions wide receiver Todd Devoe (Baltimore) caught two touchdown passes (15 and 33 yards) from Ryan Van Dyke (NYG), who completed 15-of-18 passes for 159 yards.

Avon Cobourne (Detroit), the leading rusher in NFL-E, rushed for 116 yards on 18 carries.

Packers cornerback Erwin Swiney had four tackles (two solo) and one pass defensed, while defensive end Cullen Jenkins had one tackle and two passes defensed. Defensive end Eric Powell had one special teams tackle.

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Week 4 Results --

Amsterdam 21, Frankfurt 17 (OT) (Attendance: 10,684)

Berlin 14, Rhein 10 (Attendance: 20,242)

Cologne 17, Scotland 3 (Attendance: 8,761)

Week 5 Schedule --

(Saturday, May 1, 2004)

Cologne at Frankfurt -- 12:00 PM (CT)

Sunday, May 2, 2004

Rhein at Scotland -- 8:00 AM (CT)

Amsterdam at Berlin -- 9:00 AM (CT)

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