LIVESTREAM Germany: Braunschweig New Yorker Lions @ Berlin Rebels, June 19, 15:00 CET (3 pm, 09:00 am ET)

The Berlin Rebels (0-1) will host the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions (1-0) in a rematch of last week’s GFL matchup.

This time however, the Rebels will be on their home turf. The capital city squad aims to bounce back from the season opening 31-0 defeat and pull of the upset against the defending German Bowl champions.

The New Yorker Lions started their season off in style with last week’s convincing 31-0 win at home. New quarterback Jake Kennedy played like a veteran finding his receivers downfield as he fit right into an cohesive offensive unit. Exavier Edwards filled in at running back finishing the day with 110 yards and a touchdown. The former Thonon Black Panthers defensive back seemed like a natural runner and will be tough to tackle once again today.

Braunschweig New Yorker Lions @ Berlin Rebels, June 19, 15:00 CET (3 pm, 09:00 am ET)

Lions’ defensive backs Marcel Gaal and Robin Papke were able to help shutout this Rebels offense through tight coverage and solid tackling. Watch for this strong secondary paired with a fierce pass rush from Samuel Kragel and play well again today on the road.

The Rebels will aim to build on their zero points last week as new quarterback Darius Wade will expects to get his Berlin squad on the scoreboard today. Look for the Rebels to involve running back Andreas Betza more. The athletic Frenchman has the potential to burn this Lions defense if he gets the ball in space.

Defensively, Berlin will rely on veterans Rory Johnson and Paul Morant to try and contain a Lions offense that revolves around running the ball and play action passes. Expect for British defensive tackle Remi Daniels to add some pass rush.

The Rebels expected to play much better in their season opener, lucky for them they will have a chance to redeem themselves on their home turf. On the other sideline the Lions want to show the German Football League that they are still the team to beat.

Watch the game live here. Braunschweig New Yorker Lions @ Berlin Rebels, June 19, 15:00 CET (3 pm, 09:00 am ET)

New Yorker Lions roster

 

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