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January 7, 2014

Pack Pros: NFL wild card weekend







Former Wolfpack players in the NFL Playoffs
Player
Position
Team
Played at NC State
Zach Allen
OL
Indianapolis Colts
2010-12
The rookie free agent was signed to the AFC South Champion Colts' practice squad on Dec. 16 ... He also spent four week on the Seahawks' practice squad earlier this year ... Indianapolis beat Kansas City in the Wild Card round, 45-44, and will face New England on Saturday night at 8:15 on CBS.
Steven Hauschka
K
Seattle Seahawks
2007
Hauschka and the 13-3, NFC West Champion Seahawks were off last weekend and will host the Saints on Saturday at 4:35 p.m. on FOX ... The kicker finished the year with several career-highs, including made field goals (33), field goals attempted (35), field goal percentage (94.3) and extra points made (44), while he made every PAT for the third time in his career ... He also set a career-high with 143 points scored, which ranked fourth in the NFL for the regular-season ... He also ranked second in the league for field goal percentage and tied for fifth in made field goals ... He was 14-of-15 on attempts from 40 yards or more.
Nate Irving
LB
Denver Broncos
2007-10
Irving and the 13-3, AFC West Champion Broncos enjoyed a first-round bye and will host the Chargers on Sunday at 4:40 p.m. on CBS ... The third-year linebacker played in 15 games with four starts this year and totaled 41 stops with a sack and one defended pass ... The backup linebacker is expected to play a big role for the Broncos in the playoffs, especially on running downs, following the loss of Pro Bowl starter Von Miller, who is out with a torn ACL.
R.J. Mattes
OL
New England Patriots
2009-12
Mattes was signed to the AFC East Champion Patriots' practice squad on Dec. 30 ... The rookie spent some time in training camp with the squad ... New England will host Indianapolis this weekend on Saturday at 8:15 on CBS.
Terrell Manning
LB
San Diego Chargers
2009-11
Manning is on the 9-7 Chargers' practice squad ... San Diego recorded a 27-10 victory over Cincinnati in the wild card round and will travel to Denver for a 4:40 kickoff on Sunday with coverage provided by CBS ... He played in one game for the team during the regular season, but did not record any statistics.
Tobais Palmer
WR
San Diego Chargers
2011-12
Palmer is on the 9-7 Chargers' practice squad ... San Diego recorded a 27-10 victory over Cincinnati in the wild card round and will travel to Denver for a 4:40 kickoff on Sunday with coverage provided by CBS ... He played in one game for the Jaguars earlier this year, but did not record any statistics.
Philip Rivers
QB
San Diego Chargers
2000-03
Rivers helped lead the 9-7 Chargers to a 27-10 victory over the AFC North Champion Bengals in the wild card round ... The signal caller went 12-of-16 passing for 128 yards and a touchdown for a passer rating of 118.8 ... Up next for the Pro Bowler and San Diego is a 4:40 kickoff in Denver on Sunday ... During the regular season, Rivers completed a career-best 69.5 percent of his attempts (378-544) for 4,478 yards and 32 touchdowns against 11 interceptions ... He notched a passer rating of 105.5 on the year, which tied a career-high, set in 2008 ... It marked the quarterback's first 4,000-yard passing campaign since 2011 and the fifth of his career ... Rivers led the league in completion percentage, ranked fourth in touchdown throws and passer rating, and finished fifth in passing yards ... He surpassed both 30,000 passing yards and 200 touchdowns in his career this season and was elected to his fifth Pro Bowl ... He and Russell Wilson are the first quarterbacks from the same school to be elected to the same Pro Bowl since 1996, when former UCLA quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Steve Bono played in the game ... Michigan boasted a pair of signal callers in the 2001 contest, but Elvis Grbac was the injury replacement for fellow Michigan alum Brian Griese ... Rivers is also leading the league in postgame bolo ties and snakeskin boots.
J.R. Sweezy
OG
Seattle Seahawks
2009-11
The 13-3, NFC West Champion Seahawks earned a wild card bye, but will host the Saints in a Saturday game with kickoff set for 4:35 on FOX ... Sweezy has started all 15 contests he has appeared in for the Hawks, and he helped the team pile up 2,188 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground this season ... They ranked fourth in the league for rushing offense, while running back Marshawn Lynch tied for first in the league with 12 rushing scores and ranked sixth with 1,257 yards.
Adrian Wilson
S
New England Patriots
1998-2000
The veteran safety was placed on injured reserve on Aug. 31, but no further information about his injury was given ... The 12-4 Patriots won the AFC East and will host the Colts on Saturday night at 8:15, with coverage provided by CBS.
Russell Wilson
QB
Seattle Seahawks
2008-10
Wilson and the 13-3 Seahawks won the NFC South to earn a first-round bye ... They will host the Saints at 4:35 on Saturday with FOX providing coverage ... The second-year field general completed 63.1 percent of his attempts this year (257-407) for 3,357 yards and 26 touchdowns against nine interceptions ... He recorded a passer rating of 101.2 to set a career-high and also rushed 96 times for a career-best 539 yards (5.6 average) and a score ... Wilson ranked fourth in the NFL for passing yards per attempt (8.25), seventh in passer rating, tied for ninth in touchdown throws and 16th in passing yards ... He was elected to his second-straight Pro Bowl and now has a 24-8 mark as the starter, which breaks the previous record for most wins in a signal callers' first two years in the league since the AFL-NFL merger ... Wilson also has surpassed 50 career touchdown throws; he is just the third quarterback to reach that mark in his first two seasons, joining Dan Marino and Peyton Manning ... He and Philip Rivers are the first quarterbacks from the same school to be elected to the same Pro Bowl since 1996, when former UCLA quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Steve Bono played in the game.
Earl Wolff
S
Philadelphia Eagles
2009-12
Wolff was active, but did not appear in the 10-6 Eagles' playoff opener, which was a 26-24 loss to the Saints ... In the regular season, the rookie safety started six times and played in 11 games, while he recorded 45 tackles with an interception and five passes defended.









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