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November 6, 2012

Pack Pros: NFL week nine







NFL Wolfpack players
Player
Position
Team
Played at NC State
Andre Brown
RB
New York Giants
2005-08
The running back scored a rushing touchdown for the third consecutive week, and finished the 6-3 Giants' 24-20 loss to the Steelers with seven rushes for 20 yards ... On the year, Brown has played in eight games with one start, and he has rushed 53 times for 256 yards and six scores ... He has also hauled in seven passes for 57 yards ... His six rushing touchdowns are tied for third in the NFL, while his 4.8 yards per carry is tied for 17th in the league among all runners with at least 20 carries ... Brown is also tied for 40th in the NFL with 38 points scored, which is tied for 10th among non-kickers.
Audie Cole
LB
Minnesota Vikings
2008-11
Was not active in the 5-4 Vikings' 30-20 loss to the Seahawks ... Has appeared in four games, but has not recorded any statistics in the regular season.
Jerricho Cotchery
WR
Pittsburgh Steelers
2000-03
Had his best game of the year in the 5-3 Steelers' 24-20 win over the Giants … Cotchery hauled in four passes for 50 yards ... He tied for the most receptions on the team, despite being targeted just four times ... On the year, he has appeared in seven games and hauled in eight passes for 92 yards.
T.J. Graham
WR
Buffalo Bills
2008-11
The rookie snared two passes for four yards in the 3-5 Bills' 21-9 loss to the Texans ... Graham started his fifth-straight game ... He has appeared in seven games and recorded 14 receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown.
Leroy Harris
OL
Tennessee Titans
2003-06
Harris, who started the first eight games for the 3-6 Titans, was not active in the team's 50-21 loss to the Bears ... The guard said on Monday that he has a partially torn ACL, according to The Tennessean ... He hurt his knee in last week's game and the paper said he was scheduled to get a second opinion on Tuesday.
Steven Hauschka
K
Seattle Seahawks
2007
The 27-year-old kicker made his lone field goal from 40 yards and went 3-of-4 on extra points in the 5-4 Seahawks' 30-20 win over the Vikings ... Hauschka also kicked off six times with three touchbacks for an average of 63.5 yards per attempt ... Through nine games, the kicker is 15-of-18 on field goal attempts with a long of 52 yards, and he has converted on 17 of his 18 point-after attempts ... He has also kicked off 41 times with 21 touchbacks for an average of 65.8 yards per attempt ... He is tied for 13th in the NFL with 15 made field goals and ranks 16th in the league with 62 points scored.
Nate Irving
LB
Denver Broncos
2007-10
The second-year linebacker played, but did not record any statistics, in the 5-3 Broncos' 31-23 win over the Bengals ... Irving has seen action in seven games this year and has recorded seven tackles with one defended pass.
Markus Kuhn
DT
New York Giants
2007-11
The rookie played in the 6-3 Giants' 24-20 loss to the Steelers, but did not record any statistics ... Kuhn has played in every game this year for the defending Super Bowl Champions with one start, and he has tallied eight tackles with three passes defended.
Ted Larsen
OL
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
2006-09
The third-year pro returned to the starting lineup at center and helped the 4-4 Buccaneers to a 42-32 win over the Raiders ... Larsen has played in all eight games this year with five starts, but the previous four had come at guard.
Manny Lawson
LB
Cincinnati Bengals
2002-05
Lawson appeared in the 3-5 Bengals' 31-23 loss to the Broncos, but did not record any statistics ... The strongside linebacker has appeared in eight games with four starts and totaled 22 tackles, one sack and a pass deflection.
Sean Locklear
OL
New York Giants
2000-03
The veteran tackle started the previous eight games for the 6-3 Giants - first at left tackle then on the right side - but moved into the backup role the team envisioned when they signed him as a free agent in this week's 24-20 loss to the Steelers ... Locklear still got credit for the start, although it was as the team's "jumbo tackle," which is a tackle playing the tight end position ... The big man told The New York Daily News after the game that the coaches said he was not benched because of his play, but they did not want regular right tackle David Diehl, who has started much of the last 10 years with the team, to lose his starting job due to a minor injury.
Terrell Manning
LB
Green Bay Packers
2009-11
The rookie played in his fourth game of the season and helped the 6-3 Packers to a 31-17 win over the Cardinals ... He notched his second tackle of the year on special teams.
Philip Rivers
QB
San Diego Chargers
2000-03
Rivers was on fire in the 4-4 Chargers' 31-13 win over the Chiefs on Thursday night ... He complete went 18-of-20 passing for 220 yards, two touchdowns and an interception ... Besides the pick, his only other incompletion was a throw-away ... Rivers was just the sixth quarterback in NFL history to complete at least 90 percent of his throws with a minimum of 20 attempts and, according to ESPN, he was a perfect 8-for-8 for 135 yards and two scores on throws that traveled at least 11 yards in the air ... According to ESPN, he is the first quarterback to ever throw at least six passes of at least 11 yards in the air and complete all of them ... Rivers' 90 percent completion percentage broke the Chargers' single-game record of 88, previously set by Drew Brees in 2004 ... On the year, the signal caller is 175-of-263 (66.5 percent) for 1,866 yards, 12 touchdowns and 10 interceptions ... He has recorded a passer rating of 86.5, which ranks 13th in the NFL ... Meanwhile, his completion percentage ranks sixth and number of touchdown throws is tied for 12th.
J.R. Sweezy
OG
Seattle Seahawks
2009-11
The rookie guard appeared as a reserve in the 5-4 Seahawks' 30-20 win over the Vikings ... Sweezy has appeared in eight games with one start, which came in the season opener.
Stephen Tulloch
LB
Detroit Lions
2003-05
The seventh-year middle linebacker notched five solo tackles and defended a pass in the 4-4 Lions' 31-14 win over the Jaguars ... Tulloch has started every game and notched 50 tackles, including 38 solo stops, 0.5 sacks and five defended passes.
Mario Williams
LB
Buffalo Bills
2003-05
In his first game since having wrist surgery, the star defensive end started to look like his old self - Williams notched a team-best seven tackles, including one sack and two for loss, in addition to a quarterback pressure ... However, the 3-5 Bills still fell to the Texans, 21-9 ... The former No. 1 overall pick has started all eight games and recorded 23 tackles, 4.5 sacks and one deflected pass.
Adrian Wilson
S
Arizona Cardinals
1998-2000
The strong safety made five tackles in the 4-5 Cardinals' 31-17 loss to the Packers ... Wilson missed one game with an injury, but has started the other eight contests and totaled 33 stops, including 24 solo tackles, one sack, five passes defended, one interception and a forced fumble.
Russell Wilson
QB
Seattle Seahawks
2008-10
The rookie signal went 16-of-24 passing for 173 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the 5-4 Seahawks' 30-20 win over the Vikings ... Wilson also rushed nine times for 27 yards ... He has led Seattle to a 4-0 record at home, where he has not thrown an interception yet this year ... On the year, Wilson has gone 145-of-234 (62 percent) for 1,639 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions ... He has recorded a passer rating of 87.2 and also rushed 45 times for 155 yards ... The first-year signal caller is tied for 10th in the NFL with 13 passing scores and ranks 11th in passer rating ... Wilson and Colts' quarterback Andrew Luck, the No. 1 overall pick, are tied among first-year passers for leading their team to the most wins, five, while Wilson leads in touchdown throws and ranks second in passer rating.
Willie Young
DE
Detroit Lions
2006-09
The third-year pro appeared in the 4-4 Lions' 31-14 win over the Jaguars, but did not record any statistics ... He has played in every game this year, and totaled three tackles.








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