For the second time this season, Packers wide receiver Shockmain Davis returned a kickoff for a touchdown -- this time for 87 yards -- but it wasn't enough as the Rhein Fire (3-4) fell to the Berlin Thunder, 33-20, Sunday.
Quarterback Rohan Davey (New England), the league's leading passer, continued his dominance in NFL-E, completing 16-of-27 passes for 242 yards and two touchdowns. Davey, who did not throw an interception, logged a 113.5 passer rating before giving way to David Rivers at halftime.
Rhein quarterback Chad Hutchinson (Dallas) completed 26-of-42 passes for 305 yards and one touchdown in the losing effort.
With a record of 6-1, Berlin became the first team in NFL-E league history to clinch a World Bowl berth as early as Week 7. The Thunder's only loss of the season thus far came in Week 6 vs. the Cologne Centurions, 28-27.
Packers tight end Tony Donald had five receptions for 53 yards and one touchdown as the Amsterdam Admirals (3-4) kept their World Bowl hopes alive, defeating the Centurions (2-5), 17-10, Saturday.
Admirals quarterback Clint Stoerner (Miami) completed 17-of-26 passes for 204 yards and two touchdowns, while Cologne quarterback Ryan Van Dyke completed 20-of-32 attempts for 273 yards and one touchdown in the loss.
Two Green Bay Packers posted interceptions in the game, the first by Admirals linebacker Steve Josue in the end zone midway through the second quarter.
Cornerback Erwin Swiney, who led Cologne on defense with six tackles, dove to intercept a pass from Amsterdam quarterback Gibran Hamdan late in the third quarter. But the Admirals returned the favor on the ensuing drive, forcing the fourth Centurions turnover of the game as John Nix recovered Antwon McCray's fumble at the Cologne 42-yard line.
The Frankfurt Galaxy improved to 6-1 and remained tied for first place as they defeated the Scottish Claymores (1-6), 27-24, Sunday.
Galaxy quarterback J.T. O'Sullivan (New Orleans) completed 13-of-20 passes for 182 yards and one touchdown. Running back Skip Hicks (Cincinnati) had 16 caries for 123 yards and two touchdowns.
Claymores running back Maurice Hicks (San Francisco) also had two touchdowns on eight carries for 43 yards in the loss.
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Week 7 Results
Amsterdam 17, Cologne 10 (Attendance: 14,437)
Berlin 33, Rhein 20 (Attendance: 15,429)
Frankfurt 27, Scotland 24 (Attendance: 26,879)
Week 8 Schedule
Friday, May 21, 2004
Scotland at Amsterdam -- 1:00 PM (CT)
Saturday, May 22, 2004
Berlin at Frankfurt -- 12:00 PM (CT)
Sunday, May 23, 2004
Rhein at Cologne -- 12:00 PM (CT)