In his first season at the Centurions champion head coach Peter Vaas had won in Duesseldorf by 2310, but the Fire bounced back in Cologne with a 1628, what did spoil a secure World Bowl berth.
And the Rhein Fire was so proud to play in that new 210 million Euro arena.
NFL Commissiones Paul Tagliabue had been a very special guest at Rhein Fire`s opening game inside the newly completed €210 million arena and in front of 25,304 fans.
Quarterback Scott Mcbrien had completed 10 from 18 passes for 141 yards and 1 TD in addition to 7 rushing yards and 1 interception, what gave him a 76.4 qb rating, which was the best on the field.
Quarterback Kevin Thompson had shown this very fine TD jump and he could complete 9 from 21 passes for 95 yards and 1 TD. He also rushed for 2 TDs what gave him a 56.6 rating.
Kicker Jimmy Kibble was one of the match winners with 9 points scored.
Born on November 25 in 1977
College: Virginia Tech
Head coach Pete Kuharchek had looked fairly depressed after the second loss of his team and Peter Vaas was giving his old rival a hug. But the Rhein Fire fans had to face even 3 more defeats until the Sea Devils allowed a first victory in week 6.