Pack Pros: NFL Week 17
Here is a complete rundown of how former NC State football players did during Week 17 of the NFL season:
C Garrett Bradbury (Played at NC State from 2015-18), Minnesota Vikings: Bradbury started at center, as he has done every game this season, for the 10-6 Vikings in their 21-19 home loss to the Chicago Bears ... The Vikings ran for 174 yards and 6.7 yards per rush, and allowed no sacks with three hits on the quarterback ... Minnesota will play at the New Orleans Saints Sunday in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs.
QB Jacoby Brissett (2014-15), Indianapolis Colts: Connected on 12 of 25 passes for 162 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions in the 7-9 Colts’ 38-20 loss at the Jacksonville Jaguars … Brissett rushed four times for 17 yards and had a QB rating of 69.1 … Through 15 contests (missed one game with an injury), he connected on 272 of 447 passes (60.9 percent) for 2,942 yards with 18 scores and six interceptions … Also had 56 rushing attempts for 228 yards and four touchdowns ... Among QBs who have attempted at least 200 passes, he finished 18th in passer rating (88.0).
DB Juston Burris (2012-15), Cleveland Browns: Came off the bench for two tackles (one solo) and two pass breakups, but the 6-10 Browns lost 33-23 at the Cincinnati Bengals ... Played in 14 games overall with nine starts, and had 32 tackles (26 solo), two interceptions, five passes broken up, two tackles for loss, a sack, one forced fumble and two quarterback hurries.
OLB Bradley Chubb (2014-17), Denver Broncos: Is on injured reserve due to a torn ACL ... The 7-9 Broncos topped the visiting Oakland Raiders 16-15 … Had 21 tackles, five tackles for loss, one sack, one forced fumble and one pass broken up in four starts before the injury.
P A.J. Cole (2015-18), Oakland Raiders: Had three punts for an average of 41.3 yards and net average of 40.0 yards for the 7-9 Raiders in a 16-15 road loss at the Denver Broncos … Landed two punts inside the 20-yard line and had a long of 49 ... Through 16 games, he punted 67 times for an average of 46.0 yards and a net of 39.4 yards ... His punting average was 14th best in the NFL ... Landed 33 punts inside the 20, which was fifth in the league.
QB Ryan Finley (2016-18), Cincinnati Bengals: Was active but did not play in the 2-14 Bengals' 33-23 home win over the Cleveland Browns ... In three games, all starts, he completed 41 of 87 passes (47.1 percent) for 474 yards with two scores and two picks, plus he rushed 10 times for 77 yards ... He had a passer rating of 62.1.
QB Mike Glennon (2009-12), Oakland Raiders: Was active but did not play in the Raiders' loss … On the year, he was 6-of-10 passing for 56 yards with a touchdown.
WR Kelvin Harmon (2016-18), Washington Redskins: Started at receiver and caught three of five passes thrown his way for 33 yards in the 3-13 Redskins' 47-16 loss at the Dallas Cowboys … For the season, he had 30 receptions for 365 yards in 16 games, including eight starts.
K Stephen Hauschka (2007), Buffalo Bills: Made both field goal attempts (distances of 28 and 29 yards) in the 10-6 Bills' 13-6 home loss to the New York Jets ... On the season, he is 22 of 28 on field goals (long of 51 yards) and 30 of 32 on extra points ... Finished tied for 24th in the league with 96 points … Buffalo will play at Houston Saturday in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs.
DL B.J. Hill (2014-17), New York Giants: Came off the bench to get two tackles (one solo) and a quarterback hit during the 4-12 Giants' 34-17 home loss to the Philadelphia Eagles … On the season, he started in five of 16 appearances and made 36 tackles (15 solo), one sack and four tackles for loss.
RB Nyheim Hines (2015-17), Indianapolis Colts: Ran seven times for 34 yards and caught three of five passes for 22 yards in the Colts' loss ... Also returned a pair of punts for 20 yards and one kickoff for 24 yards … For the season, he rushed 52 times for 199 yards and two scores and caught 44 passes for 320 yards ... Hines returned nine punts for 281 yards (league-leading 31.2-yard average) and two touchdowns, plus six kickoffs for 123 yards (20.5 average).
DB Dontae Johnson (2010-2013), San Francisco 49ers: Was not active for the 13-3 49ers in a 26-21 road win at the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football … Johnson has six tackles in 10 games this season between playing for the 49ers and two contests with the Los Angeles Chargers ... The 49ers have a bye in the first round of the playoffs.
DT Justin Jones (2014-17), Los Angeles Chargers: Started and made a solo tackle in the 5-11 Chargers' 31-21 loss at the Kansas City Chiefs … Started all 12 games he has played, missing four with an injury, and finished with 30 tackles, one tackle for loss, one forced fumble and one pass broken up.
DB Josh Jones (2014-16), free agent: Was waived by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday… Had one tackle on defense and one on special teams in six games played with Dallas.
OL Ted Larsen (2006-09), Chicago Bears: Came off the bench to play 44 of 63 snaps at guard, plus one play on special teams, but the Bears fell to 7-8 with a 26-3 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs … Chicago rushed for 101 yards and a 4.6 yards per carry average, and allowed three sacks … Has played in 11 games and started once.
DT T.Y. McGill (2011-14), free agent: Was waived by the Chargers, but picked up by New Orleans, which has former NC State defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen … However, the 12-3 Saints waived him Dec. 16 … Assisted on two tackles in three games for the Chargers.
WR Jakobi Meyers (2016-18), New England Patriots: Reserve receiver was not targeted for the 12-4 Patriots in its 27-24 home loss to the Miami Dolphins ... Has 26 receptions for 359 yards in 15 games (one start) ... New England will host the Tennessee Titans next Saturday evening in the wild card round of the playoffs.
LB Germaine Pratt (2014-18), Cincinnati Bengals: Started and finished with five tackles (two solo), including one for a loss, in the Bengals' win … In 16 games (nine starts), he had 76 tackles (51 solo), including one for a loss.
OT Will Richardson Jr. (2015-17), Jacksonville Jaguars: Played as a reserve offensive lineman in the 6-10 Jaguars' 38-20 home win over the Indianapolis Colts… Started twice and appeared in 15 games this season.
QB Philip Rivers (2000-03), Los Angeles Chargers: In what may have been his final game with the Chargers, connected on 31 of 46 throws for 281 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a loss … Finished with an 80.1 rating and also ran once for five yards … Has now made 224 consecutive starts … In 16 games this year, he completed 390 of 591 passes (66.0 percent) for 4,615 yards with 23 scores and 20 picks, and rushed 12 times for 29 yards ... Has a passer rating of 88.5 ... Finished fourth in the NFL in passing yards and 15th in touchdown throws ... Among QBs with 200 pass attempts, he was 10th in completion percentage.
RB Jaylen Samuels (2014-17), Pittsburgh Steelers: Came off the bench and caught one of two passes thrown his way for 16 yards for the Steelers, who finished 8-8 after a 28-10 loss at the Baltimore Ravens … For the season, he had 66 rushes for 175 yards and a score, plus 48 receptions for 305 yards and a touchdown in 14 games, which included four starts ... Also completed 4 of 5 passes for 35 yards with an interception.
DL Kentavius Street (2014-17), San Francisco 49ers: Street played as a reserve in the 49ers' win but did not register a tackle … On the season, he has four tackles and one tackle for loss in three games.
OG J.R. Sweezy (2008-11), Arizona Cardinals: Started at right guard in the 5-10-1 Cardinals’ 31-24 loss at the Los Angeles Rams … Was flagged once for holding ... Arizona ran for 71 yards and 4.2 yards per carry, and allowed one sack and one hit on the quarterback … Started every game at right guard this season.
OG Joe Thuney (2012-15), New England Patriots: Started at left guard in the Patriots' loss … New England ran for 135 yards and 5.0 yards per carry, and allowed one sack and three hits on the quarterback ... He has started all 16 games.
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (2013-14/Finished at USF), Green Bay Packers: Valdes-Scantling started for the 13-3 Packers in a 23-20 win at the Detroit Lions and caught two of seven passes thrown his way for 19 yards … Had 26 receptions for 452 yards and two touchdowns in 16 games played (nine starts) ... The Packers earned a bye in the NFL playoffs.
QB Russell Wilson (2007-09/Finished at Wisconsin), Seattle Seahawks: Completed 25 of 40 passes for 233 yards with two touchdowns, and he ran eight times for 25 yards in the 11-5 Seahawks' 26-21 home loss to the San Francisco 49ers ... Wilson had a 95.1 quarterback rating ... Through 16 games, he has completed 341 of 516 attempts (66.1 percent) for 4,110 yards with 31 touchdowns and five picks, and he has also rushed 71 times for 338 yards and three scores ... Ranks third in the NFL for touchdown passes and sixth in passing yards ... Also fifth in the league among signal-callers with more than 200 pass attempts in passer rating (106.3) and tied for eighth in completion percentage ... Seattle will play at the Eagles Sunday in the wild card round of the NFL playoffs.