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NC State in the NFL 2018 Week 10 Recap

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Week 10 of the 2018 NFL season is in the bag, and 12 former NC State players were active. Here’s a breakdown of their performances.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (Starter) was dangerous with his arm and his legs in the Seahawks 36-31 loss to the Rams. Wilson completed 17 of his 26 passes for 176 yards (123.2 QB Rating) and 3 touchdowns (0 interceptions). He also rushed for 92 yards, a season-high.

Quarterback Philip Rivers (Starter) led the Chargers to their 6th straight win, defeating the Raiders 20-6 on Sunday. Rivers was 18 of 26 for 223 yards (105.1 QB Rating) and 2 touchdowns (1 interception).

QB Philip Rivers (9 consecutive games) joins Aaron Rodgers (13 games in 2011) and Tom Brady (10 in 2007) as the only QBs in NFL history with 2+ TD passes & a 95+ rating in each of his team’s 1st 9 games to begin a season. (NFL)

Running Back Jaylen Samuels had 5 carries for 7 yards and 3 receptions for 22 yards and a touchdown in the Steelers 52-21 victory over the Panthers . The touchdown was the first of his career. Samuels played 31% of Pittsburgh’s offensive snaps.


Defensive Tackle Justin Jones had 2 tackles and his first career sack (0.5) of his career in the Chargers 20-6 victory over the Raiders on Sunday. Jones played in 11 snaps (17% of the defensive snaps).

Defensive End BJ Hill (Starter) had 4 tackles in the Giants 27-23 victory over the 49ers on Monday Night Football last night.

Defensive Tackle T.Y. McGill played in his first game with the Eagles on Sunday, and his first game since Week 13 last year with the Cleveland Browns. McGill played 15 snaps (22% of the defensive snaps), and had 1 QB Hurry in the Eagles 26-20 loss to the Cowboys.

Place Kicker Stephen Hauschka (Starter) connected on both of his field goal attempts (54 & 31) and all 5 of his PAT attempts in the Bills 41-7 victory over the Jets.

Left Guard Joe Thuney’s (Starter) start string continues, starting in his 48th straight game in the Patriots 34-10 loss to the Titans Sunday. He played 100% of the Patriots’ offensive snaps.

Left Guard JR Sweezy (Starter) started for the Seahawks in their 36-31 loss to the Rams. He has started all 9 games for Seattle this year, and played 100% of the offensive snaps on Sunday.

Running Back Nyheim Hines had 3 carries for 3 yards, and 3 receptions for 19 yards in the Colts 29-26 victory over the Jaguars. Hines played in 36% of the Colts offensive snaps (20).

Running Back Matt Dayes was activated from the Practice Squad by the 49ers yesterday, and played 12 special teams snaps and 1 snap at running back in San Francisco’s 27-23 loss to the Giants last night.

After starting the past two weeks, Tight End David Grinnage played only 6 offensive snaps in the Jaguars 29-26 loss to the Colts.

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Miami Dolphins Left Guard Ted Larsen (neck)

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

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Cleveland Browns Cornerback Juston Burris

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NC State NFL Preseason Week 2 Report: Monday

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Last night, 3 former NC State players put on a show in the Monday Night Football game of Week 2 of the NFL Preseason. If you missed our updates from Thursday & Friday, and Saturday & Sunday, make sure to catch up.

Linebacker Bradley Chubb was the 2nd best graded player in the NFL during the 2nd week of the Preseason last night (PFF). Chubb had 3 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, and 2 QB hits. One of his QB hits, resulted in an interception.

Defensive End Kentavius Street had himself a game as well, racking up 4 tackles, 1.5 sacks, and 2 QB hits.

Cornerback Dontae Johnson also shined, picking up 4 tackles, 2 pass deflections and 1 interception.

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Trea Turner Steals the 150th Base is his Career

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Former NC State All-American shortstop Trea Turner stole the 150th base of his career last Friday night.

Turner’s 26 stolen bases rank 6th in the MLB this year, though he’s only played in 85 games.

On top of that, Trea’s on-base streak was extended to 27 games tonight.

On the year, Turner is batting .294 with 13 home runs.

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NC State NFL Preseason Week 2 Report: Saturday & Sunday

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A handful of former NC State football players were in action on Saturday and Sunday in the 2nd week of the 2019 NFL Preseason. If you missed the report from Thursday and Friday’s games, check it out here.

Wide Receiver Jakobi Meyers is becoming a legend in New England this preseason. He had 6 receptions for 82 yards (6 targets) in the Patriots 22-17 victory over the Titans on Saturday.

Meyers has had 6 receptions in both preseason games thus far.

Meyers went undrafted this Summer, and he’s looking like a WR1.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett was fantastic on Saturday night, completing 8 of 10 for 100 yards and a touchdown (QB Rating: 141.7).

Andrew Luck is still battling an ankle injury, and it’s looking more and more like Brissett could be the Week 1 starter for Indy. The Colts plan on making the decision after the third preseason game.

Running Back Jaylen Samuels had 4 rushes for 26 yards (6.5 yards per carry) and a touchdown in the Steelers 17-7 victory over the Chiefs on Saturday night.

Running Back Nyheim Hines had 1 rush for 9 yards in the Colts 21-18 loss to the Browns on Saturday. He also had 1 tackle, and 1 punt return for 0 yards.

Defensive Tackle Justin Jones had 1 tackle and 1 QB Hit in the Chargers 19-17 loss to the Saints yesterday.

Quarterback Russell Wilson was 6 of 9 for 82 yards in the Seahawks 25-19 loss to the Vikings yesterday. He also had 2 rushes for 9 yards.

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NC State NFL Preseason Week 2 Report: Thursday & Friday

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Week 2 of the 2019 NFL Preseason kicked off on Thursday night, and quite a few former NC State players shined over the past two nights.

Quarterback Ryan Finley was exceptional on Thursday night, completing 20 of his 26 pass attempts for 150 yards and 2 touchdowns (0 interceptions) in the Bengals 23-13 victory over the Redskins. His QB Rating on the night was an impressive 115.9.

At this point, it looks like Finley has established himself as Andy Dalton’s backup.

Linebacker Germaine Pratt had 3 tackles, 1 Pass Deflection, and 1 QB Hit in Cincinnati’s 23-13 victory over Washington.

Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon was targeted twice in the Redskins 23-13 loss to the Bengals, and insanely called for offensive pass interference on both plays.

And YES, this insane catch by Harmon was challenged by the Bengals, and flipped to offensive pass interference.

Harmon reminded the Twitterverse that there are no 50/50 balls thrown his direction. They are 90/10 balls.

Harmon’s coach Jay Gruden doesn’t want him to change a thing.

Quarterback Jalan McClendon was 2-2 for 12 yards in Washington’s 23-13 loss to Cincinnati.

It was cool to see 4 former Wolfpack players chatting it up on Thursday.

Quarterback Mike Glennon was dang near perfect on Thursday night, completing 11 of 14 for 175 yards and 2 touchdowns (0 interceptions) in the Raiders 33-26 victory over the Cardinals.

Glennon is solidifying himself as Derek Carr’s backup.

Punter AJ Cole had a boot on Thursday, averaging 49.4 yards per punt (5 punts) in Oakland’s 33-26 win over Arizona. Cole dropped 3 of his 5 punts inside the 20.

Place Kicker Stephen Hauschka made 1 of his 2 field goal attempts in the Bills 27-14 victory over the Panthers on Friday night, and was 3-3 on extra points. He made a 30-yard field goal, and missed a 48-yarder.

Defensive End B.J. Hill had 2 tackles in the Giants 32-13 victory over the Bears last night.

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