32.000 Fans had come out on a sunny Sunday afternoon to see the team of the reigning champion Berlin Thunder and some impressive forthcoming starters for the Oakland Raiders such as Tim Johnson and Terdell Sands.
QB Todd Husak pre-game interview 2002
Peter Vaas pre-game interview
Many turnovers and no points were seen during the second quarter and the time of possession had clearly spoken for the visiting team: Thunder: 38:30 - Fire: 21:30
But the Fire had been more efficient to win the game by 24-14.
Oakland Raiders top gun Terdell Sands and Freddie Moore from the Cincinnati Bengals had stormed with a lot of confidence into the Arena.
Quarterback Todd Husak from the New York Jets had been a target for Atlanta Falcon Brandon Miller. Overall Todd Husak was able to impress with 28 from 46 passes completed for 285 yards, 2 TDs and 3 interceptions
Brandon Miller had shown 3 tackles and 2 Assists.
Quarterback Tim Hasselbeck from the Eagles completed all of his 7 passes for 44 yards to take the Thunder up to a remarkable score of 329 yards while their opponent was held down to as little as 94 yards.
Raiders quarterback Tee Martin did rush for 1 yard with 2 attempts and he completed 10 from his 16 pässes for 94 Yards after QB Romario Miller had thrown for over 200 yards in the week before.
Linebacker Tim Johnson from the Oakland Raiders had made the All-NFL Europe team in 2002 what did open the gate to a long career in the NFL
After only 4 minutes 49ers RB Jamal Robertson had come up with a 4 TD yards run and also Kicker Manni Burgsmueller was able to complete his mission. In fact Jamal Robertson had been the sharpest weapon with 14 attempts for 108 Yards and 1 TD.
Jordan Younger had produced the action of the day with his giant 81 Yards Kick-Off Return, which was supported by some great blocking action.
Running back Anthony White from Arizona Cardinals was enjoying the wild Fire atmosphere.
Receiver Dane Looker from the Rams was able to convert a 14 yards pass from Todd Husak to equalize for 14:14 and with 12 catches for 100 yards he had been the best on the field.
Offensive tackle Derrick Chambers did come from the Jaguars to protect the quarterbacks.
Thunder had tackle Bill Duff from the Cleveland Browns and national player Lelan Brickus on the case.