20,598 Fire fans saw a close win 27:24 against the Berlin Thunder and they were delighted about the work of the new head coach Jim Tomsula.
The Rhein Fire offense had gained a total of 515 yards from which 360 yards were claimed by the receivers, who had also scored all 3 TDs.
Impressive was QB Timmy Chang with his 2 TD passes of which one over 52 yards while he had completed 4 from 6 passes for 141 yards.
Another striking force for the Rhein Fire had once again been WR Chris Samp, who had converted a 30 yards pass from QB Timmy Chang into the opening TD.
The Berlin Thunder defense had earned 33:24 minutes possesion time with in particular an impressive 9:45 minutes in the 3rd quarter.
37 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 interception and 12 yards gain had been their main contributions, however Rhein Fire`s defensive stats had even looked slightly better with 43 tackles, 3 sacks and 28 yards gain.
Green Bay Packers qb talent Brian Wrobel had completed 4 from 8 passes for 24 yards in addition to 2 rushing attempts that resulted in 3 yards loss, what did lower his rating down to 52.6 while Lang Campbell got rated with a 102.5 yards for his 2 TDs and 175 yards after 17 from 28 passes completed.
Much better were the ratings for the Fire quarterbacks with a 113 for Drew Henson and 107 for Timmy Chang.
Drew Henson had thrown for 219 yards and Chang for 141, what had truly entertained the 20.000 fans in the arena.
Head coach Jim Tomsula had won his second very close home game after also the previous one against the Sea Devils was decided in the 4rth quarter.
Quarterback Lang Campbell came from the Cleveland Browns to the Thunder and from 28 passes he had completed 17 for 175 yards and 2 TDs. On the downside he got sacked 2 times.
Guard Julius Franklin from the Giants and Thunder`s Little John Flowers, who had been the teams best rusher with 1 TD and 7 carries for 37 yards. Nevertheless Berlin`s total of 69 rushing yards had not been as convincing as Rhein Fire`s rushing squad with 155 yards.