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NFL Europe Week 5 Preview


The league's only undefeated team, the Berlin Thunder, will put their 4-0 record on the line when they host the Amsterdam Admirals (2-2) Sunday as NFL Europe enters Week 5.

Led by quarterback Rohan Davey (New England) -- the leading passer in NFL-E -- the Thunder topped the Admirals 28-17 in their first meeting in Week 2, and now have sole possession of first place in the standings.

Packers tight end Tony Donald will look to be a factor in ending Berlin's perfect streak, coming off a team-high 5-reception, 55-yard performance last week.

The Scottish Claymores (0-4) will look to end their winless streak Sunday when they host the Rhein Fire (2-2), who have lost their last two games since opening the season with a 2-0 record. The game will be broadcast live on DirecTV at 8 a.m. CT, with a delayed broadcast airing on NFL Network at 7 p.m. CT.

Packers wide receiver Shockmain Davis leads the Fire in kickoff returns with nine attempts for 241 yards (26.8 avg.), including a 93-yard return for a touchdown in Week 1, earning NFL-E co-Special Teams Player of the Week honors.

Coming off their first win in franchise history, the Cologne Centurions (1-3) will look to continue their winning ways against the Frankfurt Galaxy (3-1), Saturday. The Galaxy, last year's World Bowl champions, suffered their first loss of the season last week at the hands of the Admirals with a 21-17 overtime defeat at home. NFL Network will air the game live at noon CT, and will replay the game at 7 p.m. CT.

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Week 5 TV Information --

*Saturday, May 1, Cologne Centurions at Frankfurt Galaxy - noon CT (NFL Network); Delay 7 p.m. CT (NFL Network).

*Sunday, May 2, Rhein Fire at Scottish Claymores - 8 a.m. CT (DirecTV); Delay 7 p.m. CT (NFL Network).

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)

Packers In NFL-E --

Derek Combs, CB (Amsterdam Admirals) -- 11 tackles (10 solo), 1 pass defensed, 3 special teams tackles ... Last Week: 1 tackle vs. Frankfurt.

Shockmain Davis, WR (Rhein Fire) -- 7 catches for 97 yards; 9 kickoff returns for 241 yards, 1 touchdown (93 yards) ... NFL-E co-Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 1 ... Last week: Started the game at WR, coming up with 2 catches for 38 yards (19.0 avg.) with a long of 20 yards. Also had 3 kickoff returns for 65 yards (21.7 avg.), with a long of 32 yards.

Tony Donald, TE (Amsterdam Admirals) -- 15 catches for 171 yards, 2 touchdown ... Last week: Led team with receptions with 5 catches for 55 yards, averaging 11 yards per catch and a long of 21. Also scored 1 touchdown on a 1-yard reception.

Cullen Jenkins, DE (Cologne Centurions) -- 7 tackles (4 solo), 1 quarterback pressure ... Last week: Had 1 tackle for a loss.

Jason Jimenez, T (Frankfurt Galaxy) -- 4 games played.

Steve Josue, LB (Amsterdam Admirals) -- 6 tackles (6 solo), 1 sack ... Last week: Recorded 2 solo tackles on defense and 2 special teams tackles.

Eric Powell, DE (Cologne Centurions) -- 10 tackles (6 solo), 1 pass defensed, 1 fumble recovery, 1 special teams tackle ... Last week: Made his first start of the year at defensive end and had 1 quarterback pressure. Also made 1 tackle on kickoff coverage.

Erwin Swiney, CB (Cologne Centurions) -- 9 tackles (8 solo), 2 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery ... Last week: Posted a season-high 4 tackles and had 1 pass defensed.

Walter Williams, RB (Rhein Fire) -- 3 carries, 1 yard ... suffered broken hand in Week 1 ... Last week: out 4-6 weeks (broken hand, 4/4).

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