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Philip Rivers Passes for Over 4,000 Yards for the 10th Time, 3rd in NFL History to do so

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Last night wasn’t a good night for Philip Rivers and the Chargers (11-4). In fact, it was Rivers’ worst game of the season.

The Ravens (9-6) beat the Chargers 22-10, and Rivers was 23 of 37 for 181 yards and 2 interceptions (0 touchdowns). Yesterday was the first time all season that Rivers didn’t throw a touchdown in a game. His QB rating of 51.7 marked his lowest rating in a single game since Week 14 of last season (49.2 vs. the Chiefs).

While it wasn’t a game Rivers will like to remember, it was a historical day for the former NC State legend.

Rivers has once again passed for 4,000+ yards in a season, needing only 49 yards entering the contest. In doing so, he became only the 3rd Quarterback in NFL history to record 10 seasons or more of 4,000 yards.

1) Peyton Manning – 14
2) Drew Brees – 12
3) Philip Rivers – 10

Rivers has made a lot of history in his 15th season.

In Week 1, he moved into 6th place in NFL history in touchdown passes.

In Week 4, he passed John Elway, moving into 8th place all-time in career passing yards.

In Week 9, he started his 200th consecutive game, becoming only the 4th player in NFL history to do so.

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5 NC State Players have Advanced to the NBA Finals

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The Kawhi Leonard led Raptors defeated the Bucks 100-94 last night, resulting in Toronto advancing to their 1st ever NBA Finals appearance. They will only have to beat the Warriors, who will be looking to 3-peat, and have now advanced to 5-straight NBA Finals.

While no former NC State players will be playing in the NBA Finals this year, 5 former Wolfpacker players have played in the Championship series in the past.

  • 1) Josh Powell – 3 times (06, 09, 10)
  • 2) Chuck Nevitt – 2 times (85 & 88)
  • 3) Nate McMillan – 1 time (96)
  • 3) Chucky Brown – 1 time (95)
  • 3) John Richter – 1 time (60)

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Garrett Bradbury Set to Play Center for Vikings

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When Minnesota drafted former NC State Consensus All-American Garrett Bradbury with the 18th overall pick last month, there was debate whether he would continue to play Center at the next level, or get shifted somewhere else on the line.

Well, it looks like the debate is over before there was a chance to have one.

Bradbury played center at North Carolina State and lined up there with the media watching at Wednesday organized team activity.

Pat Elflein had been the starting center, but he’s now at left guard.

“I’m just focusing on left guard,” Elflein said, via the Pioneer Press. “It feels great. I played there in college. That was always one of my things. Just being able to play both positions.”

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Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins is looking forward to taking snaps from Bradbury for quite some time.

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Torin Dorn Participates in Agent Pro Day in Phoenix

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Former NC State Forward Torin Dorn worked out at an Agent Pro Day in Phoenix today in front of NBA Scouts and executives, along with two other former Wolfpacker’s: Cody and Caleb Martin (Transferred to Nevada).

Dorn impressed at the Portsmouth Invitational a month ago.

I would be shocked to see Dorn drafted, but workouts like these could help him get an invite to the NBA Summer League or get a G-League contract.

Dorn has always defied the odds, as he so perfectly laid out in the tweet below accompanied by a highlight reel.

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Josh Jones Wants Packers to Trade Him

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Former NC State Safety Josh Jones wants to be traded from the Packers according to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.

According to Demovsky, Jones is skipping voluntary OTA’s, and working out on his own in Florida.

I’m guessing Jones didn’t appreciate Green Bay drafting Safety Darnell Savage in the 1st Round a month ago, with the 21st overall pick.

Obviously Jones would like to be traded to a team where he can start, but there are plenty of other Safeties on the market.

Jones was drafted by the Packers with the 61st overall pick, in the 2nd Round of the 2017 NFL Draft, after leaving NC State after his Junior year.

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