Pack Pros: NFL Week Five

Jacey Zembal, Editor
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett and San Francisco 49ers cornerback Dontae Johnson squared off in a battle of former NC State standouts.

Brissett and the Colts won 26-23 in overtime to improve to 2-3, with both former NCSU players doing well. Here is a look at how the former Wolfpack players suiting up in the NFL did Sunday:

Cornerback David Amerson (Played at NC State from 2010-12), Oakland Raiders: Didn’t play in the Raiders’ 30-17 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens due to a concussion suffered the previous week against the Denver Broncos. He has 11 tackles and four passes defended for the 2-3 Raiders.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (2014-15), Indianapolis Colts: Completed 22 of 34 passes for 314 yards with an interception, and added eight carries for 14 yards and a touchdown in the Colts’ 26-23 overtime victory over the San Francisco 49ers. He has connected on 77 of 127 throws for 997 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions, and has rushed 22 times for 83 yards and three scores for the 2-3 Colts.


Cornerback Juston Burris (2012-15), New York Jets: Wasn’t active due to a reported foot injury in the Jets 17-14 road win over the Cleveland Browns. He has eight tackles, an interception and one pass defended for the 3-2 Jets.

Running back Matthew Dayes (2013-16), Cleveland Browns: The rookie seventh-rounder played in the Browns’ 17-14 home loss to the New York Jets, but didn’t get a touch in the game. He has rushed four times for nine yards and caught two passes for nine yards for the 0-5 Browns.

Quarterback Mike Glennon (2009-12), Chicago Bears: Has completed 93 of 140 passes for 833 yards with five touchdowns and five interceptions for the 1-3 Bears. He was relegated to second-string following last week’s loss to the Green Bay Packers. The Bears host the Minnesota Vikings tonight for Monday Night Football.

Tight end David J. Grinnage (2013-15), Jacksonville Jaguars: Was signed in August and added to the Jaguars’ practice squad after final cuts were made. The Jacksonville Jaguars crushed the Pittsburgh Steelers 30-9 on the road to improve to 3-2.

Kicker Stephen Hauschka (2007), Buffalo Bills: Made all three field goals, with a long of 38, and his lone extra point, but the Bills lost 20-16 on the road against the Cincinnati Bengals. He has gone 11 of 12 on field goals, including four from beyond 50 yards, and he has made all eight extra points for the 3-2 Bills.

Cornerback Dontae Johnson (2010-13), San Francisco 49ers: Had nine tackles (eight solo) and a tackle for loss in the 49ers 26-23 overtime loss at the Indianapolis Colts. He has 26 tackles and two passes defended for the 0-5 49ers.

Safety Josh Jones (2014-16), Green Bay Packers: Made three tackles, all solo, during the Packers’ 35-31 win over the Dallas Cowboys on the road. He has 23 tackles and two sacks for the 4-1 Packers.

Offensive lineman Ted Larsen (2006-09), Miami Dolphins: He had been expected to start at left guard for the Dolphins, but tore his biceps in the preseason. He has been placed on injured reserve, but was designated for a possible return. The earliest he can come back for the Dolphins is Nov. 5 against Oakland. Miami improved to 2-2 with a 16-10 home win over the Tennessee Titans.

Defensive tackle T.Y. McGill (2011-14), Cleveland Browns: Wasn’t active for the Browns’ 17-14 home loss to the New York Jets. He has played just one game this season for the 0-5 Browns.

Quarterback Philip Rivers (2000-03), Los Angeles Chargers: Led the Chargers to their first win of the season, 27-22 at the New York Giants. He connected on 21 of 44 passes for 258 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, plus rushed four times for five yards. Has completed 116 of 194 throws for 1,365 yards with nine touchdowns and five interceptions, plus five carries for five yards for the 1-4 Chargers.

Offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy (2008-11), Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Started at right guard in the 2-2 Buccaneers’ 19-14 home loss to the New England Patriots. The Buccaneers rushed 20 times for 90 yards, while quarterback Jameis Winston passed for 334 yards and a touchdown and was sacked twice.

Offensive lineman Joe Thuney (2012-15), New England Patriots: Started at left guard in the Patriots’ 19-14 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Patriots rushed 23 times for 113 yards, and quarterback Tom Brady passed for 303 yards and a touchdown, and was sacked three times. New England is 3-2.

Cornerback Jack Tocho (2013-16), Minnesota Vikings: The Vikings cut their seventh-round draft choice prior to the season, but then added him to their practice squad. Minnesota (2-2) plays at the Chicago Bears tonight on Monday Night Football.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (2008-10), Seattle Seahawks: Completed 24 of 37 passes for 198 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and rushed five times for 16 yards in a 16-10 win at the Los Angeles Rams. He was sacked three times. Has connected on 111 of 178 throws for 1,222 yards with eight touchdowns and three interceptions, and he has rushed 30 times for 154 yards and a score for 3-2 Seahawks.

Defensive end/outside linebacker Willie Young (2006-09), Chicago Bears: Has seven tackles and two sacks for the 1-3 Bears going into tonight’s game. The Bears host the Minnesota Vikings for Monday Night Football.


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