Connect with us

Pack in the Pros

Philip Rivers and the Chargers Defeat the Ravens 23-17 to Advance

Published

on

Former NC State quarterback Philip Rivers led the Chargers to a 23-17 victory over the Ravens yesterday in the Wild Card round of the playoffs, setting up a matchup against the Patriots in the Divisional Round next weekend.

Rivers had a quiet performance, completing 22 of his 32 passes for 160 yards (0 touchdowns and 0 interceptions).

His 9-yard run and celebration thereafter were probably my favorite moments of the game.

You gotta love this guy.

Rivers’ record in the playoffs is now 5-5, but he will have to go up to New England, and beat Tom Brady and Patriots to bump that to a winning record.

This will be the 8th time Rivers has faced Brady, and he’s yet to walk away with a victory.

“It’s exciting to get another chance,” Rivers said. “I think it just goes to show, unless you’re the Patriots and I know there’s some other teams that get in the postseason a lot, it’s hard. They’ve been in the conference championship I think seven or eight in a row or whatever, but for most of us it’s not that easy to get in and when you get in and now you know you’re one of eight teams, that’s all you can ask for is a chance.” (Chargers)

Rivers is joined by two other former NC State football players in Defensive Tackles Justin Jones (Rookie) and T.Y. McGill (4th season).

McGill recorded a tackle for loss against the Ravens, and Jones finished with 2 tackles, 1 tackle for loss and 1 sack.

The Chargers and the Patriots are set to kickoff next Sunday at 1:05pm on CBS.

Pack in the Pros

5 NC State Players have Advanced to the NBA Finals

Published

on

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)

Photo Credit

Continue Reading

Pack in the Pros

Garrett Bradbury Set to Play Center for Vikings

Published

on

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.”

ProFootballTalk

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

Photo Credit


Continue Reading

Pack in the Pros

Torin Dorn Participates in Agent Pro Day in Phoenix

Published

on

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.

Continue Reading

Pack in the Pros

Josh Jones Wants Packers to Trade Him

Published

on

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.

NFL

Continue Reading

Trending