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NFL Europe Week 6 Preview


Fans of NFL Europe will have their choice of games to watch, as all three Week 6 contests will be broadcast in the U.S. this weekend.

The Berlin Thunder (5-0), NFL-E's only undefeated team, will travel to Cologne to face the Centurions (1-4) Saturday. Berlin escaped the Week 2 meeting between the two teams in which quarterback Rohan Davey threw for four touchdowns, leading the Thunder to a 35-31 win.

Berlin enters the contest as the league's top scoring team with 130 points through five games. Meanwhile, three Packers (defensive ends Cullen Jenkins and Eric Powell and cornerback Erwin Swiney) hope to give Cologne its second win in franchise history.

The game will be broadcast live at noon on NFL Network, with a tape delay airing at 7 p.m. (CT) Saturday night.

Coming off their first victory of the season last week against the Rhein Fire, the Scottish Claymores (1-4) look to make it two in a row Sunday when they face the defending World Bowl Champions, the Frankfurt Galaxy (4-1).

Frankfurt enters the game having won the last six meetings between the two teams, and through five games this year, has established itself as one of the most potent offenses in the league, averaging 336.8 yards per game.

The Claymores will counter with the league's top defense, allowing just 242.2 yards per game.

The game will be broadcast live at 8 a.m. (CT) on NFL Network, with a tape delay airing at 7 p.m. (CT).

The race for World Bowl XII heats up when two teams with identical 2-3 records -- the Amsterdam Admirals and the Rhein Fire -- face off Sunday.

Packers wide receiver Shockmain Davis and his Fire teammates started the season off strong, winning their first two games but have since dropped the last three, including last week's 13-12 loss to the previously winless Scottish Claymores.

Rhein's offense, averaging 17.8 points per game this season, looks to take advantage of an Admiral defense allowing 22.4 points through five games.

For the first time in three weeks, Packers cornerback Derek Combs, tight end Tony Donald and linebacker Steve Josue and the Amsterdam Admirals will be facing a team with a less than perfect record. In Week 5, the Admirals fell to the undefeated Thunder, 33-29, a week after handing Frankfurt its only loss of the year.

The game will be broadcast live at 9 a.m. (CT) on DirecTV, with a tape delay airing at 4 p.m. (CT) on NFL Network.

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Week 6 TV Information --

*Saturday, May 8, Berlin Thunder (5-0) at Cologne Centurions (1-4) - noon CT (NFL Network); Delay 7 p.m. CT (NFL Network)

*Sunday, May 9, Frankfurt Galaxy (4-1) at Scottish Claymores (1-4) - 8 a.m. CT (DirecTV); Delay 7 p.m. CT (NFL Network)

*Sunday, May 9, Amsterdam Admirals (2-3) at Rhein Fire (2-3) - 9 a.m. CT (DirecTV); Delay 4 p.m. CT (NFL Network)

Week 5 Results --

Berlin 33, Amsterdam 29 (Attendance: 12,909)

Frankfurt 24, Cologne 17 (Attendance: 24,117)

Scotland 13 , Rhein 12 (Attendance: 9,165)

Packers In NFL-E --

Derek Combs, CB (Amsterdam Admirals) -- 12 tackles (11 solo), 1 pass defensed, 3 special teams tackles ... Last Week: Recorded one solo tackle.

Shockmain Davis, WR (Rhein Fire) -- 10 catches for 116 yards; 10 kickoff returns for 257 yards, 1 touchdown (93 yards) ... NFL-E co-Special Teams Player of the Week for Week 1 ... Last week: Started at WR in a three-wide set, recording three catches for 19 yards (6.3 avg.). Had a long of 12 yards. Also had one kickoff return for 16 yards.

Tony Donald, TE (Amsterdam Admirals) -- 17 catches for 211 yards, 3 touchdowns ... Last week: Had two catches for 40 yards, including a 21-yard touchdown grab.

Cullen Jenkins, DE (Cologne Centurions) -- 10 tackles (8 solo), 3 quarterback pressures ... Last week: Made four tackles and had two quarterback pressures.

Jason Jimenez, T (Frankfurt Galaxy) -- 5 games played.

Steve Josue, LB (Amsterdam Admirals) -- 8 tackles (6 solo), 1 sack, 4 special teams tackles ... Last week: Had two assists on defense and two tackles on special teams.

Eric Powell, DE (Cologne Centurions) -- 11 tackles (7 solo), 1 pass defensed, 1 fumble recovery, 1 special teams tackle ... Last week: Made one tackle at defensive end and played on kickoff coverage.

Erwin Swiney, CB (Cologne Centurions) -- 12 tackles (11 solo), 4 passes defensed, 1 fumble recovery ... Last week: Made three solo tackles and two pass breakups.

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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