LVIESTREAM Germany: Berlin Adler @ Potsdam Royals, Aug. 13, 16:00 CET (4 pm, 10 am ET)

The Potsdam Royals (7-0) will be trying to preserve their perfect unbeaten record when they play host to the Berlin Adler (4-3), Saturday, August 13 as the German Football League heads into the home stretch.

The last time these two teams faced each other, Potsdam embarrassed the Adler in Berlin, beating them 51-17.

To say the Royals are having a great season this year is an understatement, as they have been perfect through all seven games so far. With another win (against another playoff hopeful team in the North), they will be one step closer to becoming the fourth team since 1999 to have at least one undefeated regular season (the other three being the Munich Cowboys in 2000 and 2001, Braunschweig New Yorker Lions in 2002, 2014, 2017 and 2019 as well as the Schwäbisch Hall Unicorns, 2021, 2019. 2018, 2017, 2016, 2014 and 2011).

Postdam has the second ranked rushing offense in the GFL, with running back Karri Parjarinen leading the way, rushing for 804 yards and nine touchdowns. The Royals also boast the league’s best passing offense with quarterback Chris Helbig’s league high 355.1 yards per game and 24 passing touchdowns for the season. Most of those passes are aimed at his dynamic duo of wide receivers Brandon Polk (921 yards, 9 TDs) and Jared Wolfe (1,043 yards, 13 TDs), who have amassed 22 touchdowns and 1,964 yards combined for the year.

After losing at home to the Royals back in late May, Berlin won three straight games, taking care of business against three teams below them in the standings.  But they then dropped two in a two, losing 31-17 to the Braunschweig New Yorker Lions and then 49-44 to the Berlin Rebels.

Berlin’s quarterback, Zach Cavanaugh, had an outstanding season so far having thrown for 1,962 yards and 16 touchdowns and is second only to Helbig. The 35-year-old American has played well, as his abilities in the pocket and clutch plays late in games have been a major reason for Berlin’s success after being promoted from the second division.  He has been aided by standout receivers, including Max Zimmerman (39/711 yds/8 TDs) and veteran Patrick Donahue, who has 43 catches for 630 yards and three scores. Berlin’s offense has carried them to four victories on the season, and they are looking to make it five this weekend.

This is a crucial game for the Adler who haven’t won a game since June 25. With the Cologne Crocodiles, Berlin Rebels and Dresden Monarchs all hot on their heels for a playoff spot, the Adler need a win in this game. Potsdam, on the other hand, will be determined to keep their unbeaten record intact.

Berlin Adler @ Potsdam Royals, Aug. 13, 16:00 CET (4 pm, 10 am ET)

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