Three wide receivers posted big performances for the Texans in the second week of 2004 NFL Europe action.
Wide receiver Chris Taylor caught six passes for 77 yards and one touchdown for Amsterdam, but the Admirals fell 28-17 at home to Berlin. Taylor's 28-yard scoring grab gave Amsterdam a 10-7 lead but the Thunder coasted from there.
Fullback Ed Stansbury caught two passes for seven yards for Berlin and linebacker Kevin De Ronde chipped in with three tackles. Todd Sievers nailed a 22-yard field goal for Amsterdam.
Wide receiver Albert Johnson had another solid game for Cologne, pacing the Centurions with five receptions for 46 yards. But Cologne lost to Frankfurt 20-10, thanks to three interceptions and a blocked punt by wide receiver Jermaine Lewis. Lewis pounced on his block in the end zone to give the Galaxy a 14-3 lead in the fourth quarter. The punter? Fellow Texan Steve Cheek.
Cornerback Rober' Freeman, who earned NFLEL Co-Special Teams Player of the Week honors in Week 1, missed Week 2 with a shoulder injury. That injury is expected to sideline Freeman up to one month.
The league's six-team standings unveil a case of the haves and have-nots: Frankfurt, Berlin and Rhein are 2-0, while Amsterdam, Cologne and Scotland are 0-2.