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NFL Europe Week 6 Recap


The Frankfurt Galaxy regained a share of first place in NFL Europe over the weekend, thanks in part to a pair of Green Bay Packers, but at the expense of four others.

Frankfurt's 33-27 overtime win over the Scottish Claymores improved the Galaxy to 4-2, while dropping the Claymores to 2-4.

Punter Tim Morgan was called upon five times by the Galaxy and averaged 35.6 yards per effort, including a long of 47 yards. Defensive back Jeremy Unertl provided three solo tackles, including one for a 2-yard loss.

At the other end was a quartet of Packers, including Claymores quarterback Craig Nall, who completed 13 of 24 passes (54.1 percent) for 212 yards and two touchdowns, with two interceptions.

Linebacker Isaac Keys had a season-high five tackles and also forced and recovered a fumble. Safety Bobby Jackson had a pair of tackles, plus two special teams tackles. And linebacker Jermaine Petty also turned in two tackles.

For Nall it was an up and down performance. After Maurice Hicks (Chicago Bears) made a 58-yard touchdown run on the Claymores' first possession, Nall put Scotland up 14-0 when he capped off a six-play, 68-yard drive with a 37-yard touchdown pass to Ken Simonton (Buffalo Bills).

But backup quarterback Shane Stafford (New England Patriots) took over in the second quarter, and when Nall returned to open the third, any momentum seemed to have disappeared.

After helping the Claymores to the Frankfurt 25-yard line with a 39-yard pass to Edell Shephard (Chicago Bears) and a 16-yard strike to Rodney Trafford (New England Patriots), Nall was intercepted by Daniel Benetka.

On the Claymores' following possession, Nall's pass went off the hands of tight end Rashod Kent (Houston Texans) and was picked off by Calvin Spears.

With the win, Frankfurt now stands in a three-way tie for first place with the Barcelona Dragons and Rhein Fire.

Scotland is tied for fourth with the Amsterdam Admirals and Berlin Thunder.

Barcelona was defeated by Berlin, 24-14, over the weekend. Rhein topped Amsterdam, 34-27. Packers receiver Travis Williams didn't play for the Admirals.

Only four regular season games remain, followed by World Bowl XI, June 14.

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