NFL Europe: World Bowl XI Preview


Two Packers will continue the chase for the World Bowl XI Championship Saturday, as the Frankfurt Galaxy will square off with the Rhein Fire in the NFL Europe title game at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland.

The two teams split their series during the regular season. The Galaxy are making their first trip to the championship game since 1999 while Rhein plays in their second consecutive World Bowl after losing last year's game at home to the Berlin Thunder.

The Galaxy (6-4) have Packers safety Jeremy Unertl, who tied for the league lead in interceptions, and were the first team to clinch a birth in the championship game, holding the tie-breaker over both Rhein (6-4) and Scotland (6-4).

Despite a league-leading 18 touchdowns and 95.9 rating, Packers quarterback Craig Nall and the Scottish Claymores were unable to find their way into the final round, needing Rhein to fall at the hands of Barcelona last week.

Unertl, who moved from safety to cornerback because of several injuries on the team, will join Packers and Frankfurt teammate Tim Morgan, third in league in punting average at 41.1 yards per game, for the final contest of the season.

Viewers in more than 150 countries will be able to catch the action on television, with the game reaching an estimated audience of 200 million. In the U.S., FOX will air World Bowl XI live at 11 a.m. (CT) for the eighth straight year.

World Bowl XI TV Information -

Saturday, June 14, Frankfurt Galaxy (6-4) vs. Rhein Fire (6-4) - 11 a.m. CT (FOX)

Week 10 Results -

Berlin 27, Frankfurt 14

Rhein 33, Barcelona 7

Scotland 31, Amsterdam 14

Packers In NFLE -

Bobby Jackson, S (Scottish Claymores) - Third on the team with 37 tackles (32 solo, 5 assist) ... 4 passes defensed ... 7 special teams tackles ... Last week: 1 assist vs. Amsterdam.

Isaac Keys, LB (Scottish Claymores) - 26 tackles (18 solo, 8 assist) ... 1 forced fumble ... Last week: 2 tackles, 1 pass defensed, 3 special teams tackle vs. Amsterdam.

Tim Morgan, P (Frankfurt Galaxy) - Third in league in punting average at 41.1 yards with 37 attempts for 1,522 yards ... 9 inside the 20-yard line ... long of 58 yards ... NFLE special teams player of the week in Week 2 ... Last week: 6 punts for 243 yards (40.5 avg.) vs. Berlin.

Craig Nall, QB (Scottish Claymores) - Second in league with 2,050 yards ... league-leader with 18 touchdowns and 95.9 quarterback rating ... completed 151-of-258 passes (58.5 percent) ... 7 interceptions, but just 1 in last four games ... Last week: 13-of-21 for 147 yards and 2 touchdowns, 1 interception for 94.7 QB rating vs. Amsterdam.

Jermaine Petty, LB (Scottish Claymores) - 14 tackles (10 solo, 4 assist), 5 special teams tackles ... Last week: No stats vs. Amsterdam.

Jeremy Unertl, CB/S (Frankfurt Galaxy) - Tied for league lead with 4 interceptions ... 29 tackles (26 solo, 3 assist) ... 9 passes defensed ... playing cornerback because of team's injury situation ... Last week: 4 tackles, 1 interception, 2 passes defensed vs. Berlin.

Travis Williams, WR (Amsterdam Admirals) - 7 receptions for 80 yards ... Last week: No stats vs. Scotland.

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