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NC State in the NFL 2018 Week 1 Recap

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Week 1 of the 2018 NFL season is in the bag, and 11 former NC State players were active. Here’s a breakdown of their performances.

QB Philip Rivers (Starter) was 34 of 51 for 424 yards and 3 touchdowns (1 interception) in the Chargers 28-38 loss to the Chiefs. His QB Rating was 103.7 in Week 1.

Had San Diego’s receivers actually been able to resist the urge to drop his passes, Rivers would have thrown for over 600+ yards and 6 touchdowns. Over 5 of the dropped passes would have gone for 30+ yards, and 3 of them would have been touchdowns.

RB Nyheim Hines had the most surprising performance of any Pack Pro in Week 1. Hines was 3rd on the depth chart heading into the game, and he ended up playing 37 snaps, and was targeted in 14 of them. He had 5 carries for 19 yards and 7 receptions (9 targets) for 33 yards in the Colts 23-24 loss to the Bengals. Maybe changing his number from #42 to #21 heading into the opener boosted his confidence.

QB Russell Wilson (Starter) was 19 of 33 for 298 yards and 3 touchdowns (2 interceptions) in the Seahawks 24-27 loss to the Broncos. His QB Rating was 92.7 in Week 1.

Rookie LB Bradley Chubb (Starter) had 3 tackles and 0.5 sacks in the Broncos 27-24 victory over the Seahawks. Chubb’s half-sack was against former Wolfpack quarterback Russell Wilson. He played 54 of the 57 defensive snaps, which was more than any other member of the Broncos front seven.

Rookie DE BJ Hill (Starter) had 4 tackles, including this tackle for loss, in the Giants 15-20 loss to the Jaguars.

Rookie DT Justin Jones had an impressive debut for the Chargers, picking up 3 tackles off the bench.

This comes after not playing a single snap in the preseason due to injury.

LG Joe Thuney (Starter) has started every single game for the Patriots since he was drafted by them, and he did so once again on Sunday when New England defeated Houston 27-20.

RG JR Sweezy (Starter) was 2nd on the depth chart, but DJ Fluker was hurt last week, and the former NC State defensive tackle started for the Seahawks in their 24-27 loss to the Broncos.

PK Stephen Hauschka connected on a 35-yard field goal, but missed a 52-yarder in the Bills 3-47 loss to the Ravens.

C Ted Larsen played as a reserve in the Dolphins 27-20 victory over the Titans.

CB Juston Burris played as a reserve in the Jets 48-17 victory over the Lions, but didn’t record any stats.

CB Dontae Johnson was supposed to start for the Seahawks on Sunday, but he was put on the Injured Reserve list after injuring his groin in practice last week.

Pack Pro’s who were Inactive in Week 1

Seahawks CB Dontae Johnson (injury)
Packers S Josh Jones (injury)
49ers DE Kentavius Street (injury)
Chargers DT TY McGill
Steelers RB Jaylen Samuels
Colts QB Jacoby Brissett
Cardinals QB Mike Glennon
Jaguars RT Will Richardson

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Philip Rivers Tied for 2nd Best Odds to Win 2019 NFL MVP

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Football season is creeping up on us, and Vegas is itching for people to chuck money their way. According to some very early betting lines, NC State legend, Los Angeles Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers is tied for the 2nd best odds to win the 2019 NFL MVP Award.

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At the age of 36, Rivers’ QB Rating of 105.5, 32 touchdowns, and 68.5% completion percentage, were all tied for the 2nd best marks of his 15 year career.

Last year Rivers ranked 8th in Completion Percentage (68.3%), 8th in passing yards (4,308), 6th in passing touchdowns (32), and 5th in QB Rating (105.5).

Rivers led the Chargers to a 12-4 record last year.

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TJ Warren, Terry Henderson & Malik Abu Invade Local Summer League

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The Ultimate Basketball Association, a local Pro-Am League, is currently in session, and 3 former NC State players have come back to the Triangle to show out.

TJ Warren is on a team with Terry Henderson, and in the video below, the two of them face off against Malik Abu’s squad.

Compliments to the Hoop State Network for the video released Monday.

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Will Wilson Signs Contract with Los Angeles Angels

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Former NC State Shortstop Will Wilson has officially signed his contract with the Los Angeles Angels after being taken 15th overall in the 2019 MLB Draft.

The shortstop from North Carolina State will receive an under-slot bonus of $3.4 million, said a club official who was not authorized to publicly comment. The value of the 15th pick with which the Angels chose Wilson was $3,885,800.

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Wilson became the first player in NC State history to earn ACC Defensive Player of the Year honors this year, and also has picked up All-American honors.

It was fitting that Wilson was in attendance at the Angels game tonight, making an appearance on the big screen.

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Trea Turner Leads the MLB in Walk-Off Hits in 2019

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Former NC State Shortstop Trea Turner hit his 2Nd walk-off home run of the season last night.

Turner has hit 3 home runs this year, and the past two have been of the walk-off variety.

Last nights home fun was Turner’s first since returning from the IL, and his first since the third game of the year.

Turner is the only player in the majors to have two walk-off hits in 2019, and both left the park.

Turner has three walk-off home runs in his career.

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