Pack Pros: NFL Week Four

Jacey Zembal, Editor
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A pair of former NC State quarterbacks faced each other Sunday night in primetime. Jacoby Brissett and Russell Wilson engaged in a dual, and Wilson and the Seahawks had a dominant second half to crush the Colts 46-18.

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: Amerson had two tackles, but the Raiders fell 16-10 on the road to the Denver Broncos. Amerson exited the game with a reported head injury. He has 11 tackles and four passes defended for the 2-2 Raiders.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (2014-15), Indianapolis Colts: Brissett was able to start against fellow NC State graduate Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday Night Football. Brissett went 16-of-29 passing for 157 yards, one touchdown and one interception (returned for a touchdown) in the 46-18 loss to the Seahawks. He also rushed three times for 33 yards. Brissett has gone 55-of-93 passing for 683 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for the 1-3 Colts. He has also rushed 14 times for 69 yards and two scores.

Cornerback Juston Burris (2012-15), New York Jets: Burris had a solo tackle and the Jets shocked the Jacksonville Jaguars 23-20 in overtime. The upstart Jets improved to 2-2 on the season. Burris has eight tackles, an interception and a pass defended.

Running back Matthew Dayes (2013-16), Cleveland Browns: The rookie seventh-rounder had one carry for two yards in the Browns’ 31-7 loss at the Cincinnati Bengals. He has rushed four times for nine yards and caught two passes for nine yards for the 0-4 Browns.

Quarterback Mike Glennon (2009-12), Chicago Bears: Glennon struggled in a 35-14 loss at the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football. He went 21-of-33 passing for 218 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, and also lost two fumbles. Glennon has gone 93-of-140 passing for 833 yards, five touchdowns and five interceptions for the 1-3 Bears. Glennon was relegated to second string following the game.

Tight end David J. Grinnage (2013-15), Jacksonville Jaguars: He was signed in August and was added to the Jaguars practice squad after final cuts were made. The Jacksonville Jaguars lost in overtime to the New York Jets 23-20.

Kicker Stephen Hauschka (2007), Buffalo Bills: Hauschka had his second huge week in a row, helping the Buffalo Bills upset the Atlanta Falcons on the road, 23-17. Hauschka made all three field goal attempts, including back-to-back fourth-quarter kicks from 56 yards and 55 yards to propel the Bills to the win. He also made both extra points. Haushka has gone 8 of 9 on field goals, including four from beyond 50 yards, and he has made all seven extra points for the 3-1 Bills. Only one player in the NFL has more makes from 50 yards or more, while Hauschka's eight makes is tied for 11th in the league.

Cornerback Dontae Johnson (2010-13), San Francisco 49ers: Johnson arguably had his his best game of the young season with eight tackles, seven of which were solo, but the Arizona Cardinals pulled out a 18-15 home overtime victory. Johnson has 17 tackles for the 0-4 49ers.

Safety Josh Jones (2014-16), Green Bay Packers: Jones had three tackles (two solo) during the Green Bay Packers' 35-14 rout against the Chicago Bears on Thursday Night Football. Jones did miss some time due to a minor injury. Jones has 20 tackles and two sacks for the 3-1 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 fell to 1-2 with a 20-0 loss to the New Orleans Saints in London.

Defensive tackle T.Y. McGill (2011-14), Cleveland Browns: He was claimed off waivers by the Browns after being released by the Indianapolis Colts, where he played the past two seasons. He has played just one game this season, and the Browns fell to 0-4 after a 31-7 at the Cincinnati Bengals.

Quarterback Philip Rivers (2000-03), Los Angeles Chargers: Rivers and the Chargers fell to 0-4 with a 26-24 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Rivers went 22-of-38 passing for 347 yards and two touchdowns. Rivers has gone 95-of-150 passing for 1,107 yards, six touchdowns and four interceptions this season.

Offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy (2008-11), Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sweezy and the Buccaneers pulled out a 25-23 home win over the New York Giants to improve to 2-1. The Buccaneers rushed 23 times for 111 yards, while quarterback Jameis Winston passed for 332 yards and three scores while being sacked just once.

Offensive lineman Joe Thuney (2012-15), New England Patriots: Thuney started at left guard, but the offensive line allowed three sacks in a 33-30 home loss to the Carolina Panthers. The Patriots passed for 293 yards and rushed for 80 yards and stand at 2-2 on the season.

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 fell to 2-2 after a 14-7 home loss to the Detroit Lions.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (2008-10), Seattle Seahawks: Wilson accounted for three touchdowns to lead the Seahawks to a dominating 46-18 win over the visiting Colts on Sunday Night Football. Wilson went 21-of-26 passing for 295 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He also rushed four times for 38 yards and a score. Wilson has gone 87-of-141 passing for 1,024 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions for the 2-2 Seahawks. He has also rushed 25 times for 138 yards and a score.


Defensive end/outside linebacker Willie Young (2006-09), Chicago Bears: Young had a pair of tackles in the Bears' 35-14 loss at the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football. Young seven tackles and two sacks for the 1-3 Bears.


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