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NC State in the NFL 2018 Week 5 Recap

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Week 5 of the 2018 NFL season is in the bag, and 13 former NC State players were active. Here’s a breakdown of their performances.

Quarterback Philip Rivers (Starter) had his best performance of the season thus far in the Chargers 26-10 victory over the Raiders on Sunday. He was 22 of 27 (81.5%) for 339 yards and 2 touchdowns (0 interceptions). His QB Rating was a gaudy 143.4

The clip below is vintage Rivers. He calls out the Raiders defense for being set up in ‘base defense’ and tells his receiver to run a seam.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (Starter) also had his best performance of the season thus far in the Seahawks 31-33 loss to the Rams. He was 13 of 21 (62%) for 198 yards and 3 touchdowns (0 interceptions). His QB Rating was an impressive 132.5.

Place Kicker Stephen Hauschka (Starter) connected on both his field goal attempts on Sunday for the Bills (40 & 46), but the last one went through the goal posts as time expired, giving Buffalo a 13-12 victory over the Titans.

Rookie Running Back Nyheim Hines (Starter) started off the year coming off the bench, but has started for the Colts the past two weeks. Last Thursday, Hines had 15 carries for 45 yards, and 7 receptions (9 targets) for 45 yards in Indianapolis’ 24-38 loss to the Patriots. Hines played 56 of the 83 possible offensive snaps (67%).

Linebacker Bradley Chubb (Starter) had 2 tackles and one pass breakup in the Broncos 16-34 loss to the Jets. Chubb played 42 of the 62 offensive snaps (68%).

Defensive End BJ Hill (Starter) had 5 tackles (3 solo/2 assist) in the Giants 31-33 loss to the Panthers on Sunday. He played 32 of the 71 defensive snaps (45%).

Offensive Guard Joe Thuney’s (Starter) start streak continued (43 straight starts) on Thursday in the Patriots 38-24 victory over the Colts. He played all 69 offensive snaps.

Left Guard JR Sweezy (Starter) started for the Seahawks in their 31-33 loss to the Raiders. He played all 60 offensive snaps.

Left Guard Ted Larsen (Starter) started for the Dolphins in their 17-27 loss to the Bengals. It was Larsen’s 4th straight start, and he played 100% of the possible offensive snaps.

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones had one tackle in the Chargers 26-10 victory over the Raiders. Jones played 14 of the 52 defensive snaps (27%).

Safety Josh Jones played in his second game of the season after coming back from injury, and played in only 4 defensive snaps in the Packers 23-31 loss to the Lions.

Cornerback Juston Burris saw action for the Jets for the 2nd time this season in their 34-16 victory over the Broncos. Burris has yet to take a snap at cornerback in 2018, strictly playing special teams.

Running Back Jaylen Samuels played 2 offensive snaps for the Steelers in their 41-17 victory over the Falcons.

Did Not Play
Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Jacoby Brissett
Arizona Cardinals Quarterback Mike Glennon

Inactive
Jacksonville Jaguars Right Tackle Will Richardson
Buffalo Bills Cornerback Dontae Johnson

Injured Reserve
San Francisco 49ers Defensive End Kentavius Street

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49ers Release Former NC State CB Dontae Johnson

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On Monday the 49ers released former NC State Cornerback Dontae Johnson.

Johnson signed with San Francisco on October 3rd of this year, and played in 5 games for them, recording 4 tackles (2 special teams).

This is Johnson’s 6th year in the NFL. He spent his first 4 years in the league in San Fran, after being drafted by them in the 4th round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Last season Johnson spent time in Seattle, Arizona, and Buffalo, but only played 1 game all year, battling injury.

Johnson started this season with the Niners, then was released before the season, played the first 2 games for the Chargers, was released, and picked up by San Fran again (3rd stint), only to be released for the 3rd time.

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NC State in the NFL: Week 10 Report

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13 of the 21 former NC State players on active NFL rosters saw action in Week 10 of the 2019 NFL season. Check out a breakdown of how they did below.

Quarterback Ryan Finley (starter) started his first NFL game, completing 16 of 30 for 167 yards and a touchdown (1 interception) in Cincinnati’s 49-13 loss to Baltimore. He also rushed the ball 5 times for 22 yards.

Linebacker Germaine Pratt (starter) started his second career game, playing 49% of the defensive snaps. He had 4 tackles the Bengals’ 49-13 loss to the Ravens.

Offensive Guard J.R. Sweezy (starter) played 100% of the offensive snaps in Arizona’s 30-27 loss to Tampa Bay. Sweezy ranks 8th in the NFL amongst Offensive Guards in Pass Block Win Rate.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (starter) led the Seahawks to a 27-24 victory over the undefeated 49ers in overtime. He was 23 of 34 for 232 yards and a touchdown (1 interception). Wilson also rushed the ball 6 times for 53 yards.

Quarterback Philip Rivers (starter) had the worst game of the season, completing 17 of 31 for 207 yards and 2 touchdowns, along with 3 interceptions in the Chargers 26-24 loss to the Raiders. His QB Rating was 57.5 on the day.

I love Philip, but this pursuit angle after one of his interceptions is priceless.

Also, turning the ball over has been something Rivers has done more often than he’d like over the past couple of years.

Running Back Nyheim Hines rushed the ball 3 times for 14 yards, and had 4 receptions for 30 yards (7 targets) in the Colts’ 16-12 loss to the Dolphins. Hines played in 43% of the offensive snaps.

Running Back Jaylen Samuels (starter) started for the 2nd straight week for the injured James Conner, rushing 14 times for 29 yards, and 3 receptions for 11 yards (7 targets) in the Steelers’ 17-12 victory over the Rams. He played in 55% of the offensive snaps.

Defensive Back Juston Burris (starter) started for the third straight week, but only played in 18% of the defensive snaps for the Browns in their 19-16 victory over the Bills.

Defensive End B.J. Hill had 2 tackles in the Giants’ 34-27 loss to the Jets. He played 28% of the defensive snaps.

Punter A.J. Cole (starter) punted the ball 4 times for an average of 42.5 yards in Oakland’s 26-24 win over Los Angeles.

Center Garrett Bradbury (starter) played in 100% of the offensive snaps in Minnesota’s 28-24 victory over Dallas.

Offensive Lineman Ted Larsen played 3 special teams snaps in the Bears’ 20-13 victory over the Lions.

Place Kicker Stephen Hauschka had a rough day, missing both field goal attempts (34 & 53) in the Bills’ 19-16 loss to the Browns.

DNP

Defensive Tackle T.Y. McGill (Chargers)
Quarterback Mike Glennon (Raiders)

Injured

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones (shoulder)
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (knee)

BYE

Offensive Guard Joe Thuney (Patriots)
Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers (Patriots)
Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon (Redskins)
Offensive Lineman Will Richardson (Jaguars)

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Linebacker Bradley Chubb (Broncos) – knee
Defensive End Kentavius Street (49ers) – knee

 

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Jacoby Brissett OUT for Week 10

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After spraining his MCL last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, former NC State quarterback Jacoby Brissett has been ruled OUT of the Colts’ matchup against the Dolphins tomorrow.

» Brissett suffered an injury to his left knee early in the second quarter of last Sunday’s Week 9 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers; he was rolled up on by left guard Quenton Nelson, who was knocked back into the quarterback’s leg by a Steelers defender. An MRI on Monday confirmed Brissett had a sprained MCL, but indicated he had sustained no serious damage. While Brissett, who was originally ruled questionable for Sunday’s game against the Dolphins, was a limited participant in all three practices this week, the team was also giving quarterback Brian Hoyer — who had three touchdown passes in relief work last week — extra practice reps just in case; Hoyer is in line to get his 38th-career start — and first with the Colts — on Sunday. The team on Saturday also announced it had elevated quarterback Chad Kelly to the active roster from the practice squad. (NFL)

Tomorrow as going to be an epic day for NC State…aka…QBU.

Four former Wolfpack quarterbacks were set to start in Week 10, but Brissett will not be joining Philip Rivers (Chargers), Russell Wilson (Seahawks) and Ryan Finley (Bengals).

Finley will be starting his first career game tomorrow against the Ravens.

It looks like we will have to wait until Week 13 for the chance to see 4 former NC State players starting at Quarterback in 2019. Wilson has a bye in Week 11 and Rivers has a bye in Week 12.

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NC State in the NFL: Week 9 Report

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16 of the 21 former NC State players on active NFL rosters saw action in Week 7 of the 2019 NFL season. Check out a breakdown of how they did below.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (starter) went bananas, throwing for 378 yards (67%) and 5 touchdowns (0 interceptions) in Seattle’s 40-34 victory over Tampa Bay in overtime. He posted a QB Rating of 133.7.

Wilson has officially done what no QB has ever done through the first 9 games.

Running Back Jaylen Samuels (starter) set a Steelers record for receptions by a running back in a single game, snagging 13 passes for 80 yards in Pittsburgh’s 26-24 victory over Indy. He also had 8 rushes for 10 yards. Jay Sam played in 65% of the offensive snaps.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (starter) went down with a sprained MCL in the Colts’ 26-24 loss to the Steelers.

Before going down, Brissett was 4 of 5 for 59 yards. He was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, which is a sign he might be good to go for Sunday.

Quarterback Philip Rivers was 21 of 28 for 294 yards in the Chargers’ 26-11 victory over the Packers. His QB Rating was 108.3.

Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon (starter) had 1 reception for 6 yards (2 targets) in Washington’s 24-9 loss to Buffalo. Harmon started the 3rd game of his career, playing 50% of the snaps. He also picked up a fumble recovery.

Offensive Guard Joe Thuney (starter) played 100% of the offensive snaps in the Patriots’ 37-20 loss to the Ravens.

Offensive Guard J.R. Sweezy (starter) played 100% of the offensive snaps in Arizona’s 28-25 loss to the 49ers last Thursday night.

Center Garrett Bradbury (starter) played 100% of the offensive snaps in the Vikings’ 26-23 loss to the Chiefs.

Defensive Back Juston Burris (starter) started his 3rd game of the season, and his second consecutive game in the Browns’ 24-19 loss to the Broncos. He didn’t record any stats, playing in 24% of the defensive snaps.

Running Back Nyheim Hines had 1 rush for 7 yards, and 1 reception (3 targets) for 21 yards in the Colts’ 26-24 loss to the Steelers. He played in 29% of the offensive snaps.

Place Kicker Stephen Hauschka (starter) connected on his only field goal attempt from 42 yards, and made all 33 extra point attempts.

Punter A.J. Cole punted the ball 2 times for an average of 48 yards in the Raiders’ 31-24 victory over the Lions.

Offensive Tackle Will Richardson played in 45% of the offensive snaps in Jacksonville’s 26-3 loss to Houston.

Defensive End B.J. Hill had 1 tackle in the Giants’ 37-18 loss to the Cowboys, playing in 25% of the defensive snaps.

Defensive Tackle T.Y. McGill had 1 tackle, playing 20% of the defensive snaps in Los Angeles’ 26-11 victory over Green Bay.

Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers played in only 1 offensive snap in New England’s 37-20 loss to Baltimore. The addition of Mohamed Sanu is going to significantly cut into Jakobi’s playing time.

BYE

Linebacker Germaine Pratt (Bengals)
Quarterback Ryan Finley (Bengals)

DNP

Offensive Lineman Ted Larsen (Bears)
Quarterback Mike Glennon (Raiders)

Injured

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones (shoulder)

IR

Linebacker Bradley Chubb (Broncos) – knee
Defensive End Kentavius Street (49ers) – knee

 

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