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Frankfurt Galaxy
vs. Rhein Fire 2001

51.700 fans had enjoyed a huge NFL Fiesta with Brazilian Dancers on the field during a tremendous pre-game show.

In fact, it was the biggest event in the entire history of the NFL Europe and the game ended with a 13–17 loss for the Galaxy after also the home match was lost with 5–22 in front of 30.500 fans.

By the end of the season the balance was 3-7, what took the team on 6th place, what was one of the poorest results of all times.

Galaxy videos

photo head coach Doug Graber

Before the match the new Frankfurt Galaxy head coach Doug Graber had given an interview.

Doug Graber pre-game interview 2001
Video

 

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Galaxy vs. Rhein Fire 2001

The Galaxy offense produced 291 yards against only 167 yards generated by the Rhein Fire offense.

In fact it wasn't a bright day for Saints QB Phil Stambaugh, who had scored 4 rushing yards with 3 attempts while 11 from his 20 passes had arrived for 110 yards and 1 interception.

Watch the original game video clip from the year 2001 when 56k modem lines were the bottleneck for Internet TV.
Video

HC Douglas Graber

Photo from head coaches Galen Hall and Dick Curl

Galaxy head coach Douglas Graber had been in his first season and there wasn´t much to win for him against the Rhein Fire in 2001.

Douglas Graber video interview and photos

 

QB Kevin Thompson

QB Kevin Thompson

Quarterback Kevin Thompson from the Cleveland Browns was enjoying the impressive atmosphere in Duesseldorf.

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Daniel Greer

Daniel Greer 49ers

Robert Barr had problems protecting Kevin Thompson while Daniel Greer from the 49ers had once again been fast, furious and very energetic with 2 tackles and 1 assist during the game.

 

 

Running backs

Rhein Fire offense

Jason Brookins had shown 3 attempts for 0 yards while Pepe Pearson`s 22 attempts did result in 83 yards besides one fumble at the 1 yard line. In fact, the Galaxy Defense had scored 38 Tackles, 18 Assists, 5 Sacks and they gained 19 yards.

 

RB Denvis Manns

Dallas Cowboys Denvis Manns

Highly impressive had been running back Denvis Manns from the Dallas Cowboys with 49 yards and 1 TD from 17 attempts in addition to 7 receptions for 41 yards against the best defense in the League.

Photos and video interview from Denvis Manns

WR Andy McCullough

Andy Mccullough

Galaxy WR Andy Mccullough from the Cardinals had been another top gun, who had shown 5 receptions for 65 yards.

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Interception

Kevin Thompson interception

Galaxy QB Kevin Thompson went more friendly with the home team by throwing an interception in front of Fire head coach Pete Kuharchek and LB coach Ed O`Neil, who had commented the scene on video after the game.

 

 

CB Corey Harris

Corey Harris interception

Unfortunately he did throw the ball right into the arms of CB Corey Harris from the Saints, who did not hesitate and went straight for the match-breaking TD.

Later in the press conference he said, that this big play will always remain unforgettable as even a 100.000 play-off crowd in Houston he could not remember as loud as Firetown.

CB Jordan Younger

Rhein Fire Jordan Younger

Corner Jordan Younger from the Arizona Cardinals had shown one punt return for 2 yards and a fine kickoff return for 18 yards.

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Tuthill & Williams

James Tuhill and Rodney Williams

Special teams at Rhein Fire were featuring Kicker James Tuthill from the 49ers and Punter Rodney Williams from the New York Giants.

 

 

 

 

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