Pack Pros: NFL Week Two

Jacey Zembal, Editor
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NC State had four quarterbacks start during the second week of the season, with both Philip Rivers and Mike Glennon topping 300 passing yards. According to the N&O's Joe Giglio, they are just the second college to ever boast four starters under center in the same week.

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: The fifth-year pro had one tackle and one pass defended in the Raiders’ 45-20 home win over the New York Jets. Amerson has three tackles and one pass defended for the 2-0 Raiders.

Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (2014-15), Indianapolis Colts: Brissett made his first start with the Colts after being acquired in the preseason from the New England Patriots. Brissett went 20-of-37 passing for 216 yards, and he rushed six times for 22 yards. He threw one interception and was sacked four times, plus fumbled once but didn’t lose it, while the Colts lost in overtime at home to the Arizona Cardinals, 16-13. On the year, he has gone 22-of-40 passing for 267 yards and one interception, and has rushed six times for 22 yards for the 0-2 Colts.


Cornerback Juston Burris (2012-15), New York Jets: The second-year pro had four tackles in a reserve role during the Jets’ 45-20 loss at the Oakland Raiders. Burris has four tackles, one interception, which he returned 48 yards, and a pass defended for the 0-2 Jets.

Running back Matthew Dayes (2013-16), Cleveland Browns: The rookie seventh-rounder had a special teams tackle but didn’t get any touches on offense in a 24-10 loss at the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. He has rushed three times for seven yards and caught two passes for nine yards through two games during which the Browns are 0-2.

Quarterback Mike Glennon (2009-12), Chicago Bears: Glennon passed for 301 yards, but the offense struggled in a 29-7 loss at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, which is his former team. Glennon went 31-of-45 passing for one touchdown, but he threw two interceptions and fumbled once. He has completed 57 of his 85 attempts (68.9 percent) for 514 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions for the 0-2 Bears. He ranks 10th in the NFL for passing yards.

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. Jacksonville (1-1) fell 37-16 to the Tennessee Titans.

Kicker Stephen Hauschka (2007), Buffalo Bills: Hauschka made a 45-yard field, but the Bills fell 9-3 at the Carolina Panthers. He has gone 1 of 2 on field goals and made all three extra points for the 1-1 Bills.

Cornerback Dontae Johnson (2010-13), San Francisco 49ers: Johnson started his second straight game and had four tackles (two solo) in a 12-9 loss to the Seahawks. He has six tackles on the season for the 0-2 49ers.

Safety Josh Jones (2014-16), Green Bay Packers: The second-round pick had four tackles in a reserve role in a 34-23 loss at the Atlanta Falcons. Jones has five tackles for the 1-1 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 opened its season with a 19-17 win at the Los Angeles Chargers.

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. McGill hasn’t played through two games, with the Browns (0-2) losing 24-10 at the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.

Quarterback Philip Rivers (2000-03), Los Angeles Chargers: Rivers and the Chargers fell to 0-2, but he did pass for 331 yards. He finished 31-of-39 passing (79.5 percent) with a touchdown and rushed one time for zero yards. The 12th-year pro has gone 53-of-72 passing for 523 yards, four touchdowns and one interception this season. He ranks ninth in the NFL for passing yards and seventh in passer rating (106.4).

Offensive lineman J.R. Sweezy (2008-11), Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Sweezy got the start at right guard and the Buccaneers won 29-7 over the Chicago Bears. Tampa Bay, which was playing its season opener, had 311 total yards, including 117 on the ground. The Buccaneers also allowed two sacks.

Offensive lineman Joe Thuney (2012-15), New England Patriots: The starting guard helped the Patriots win 36-20 over the New Orleans Saints. New England (1-1) had 555 total yards — 436 passing yards and 119 rushing yards — and allowed two sacks.

Quarterback Russell Wilson (2008-10), Seattle Seahawks: Seattle’s offense could only muster one touchdown, which was the Seahawks’ first of the season and thanks to Wilson's incredible escapability (see video below). The quarterback went 23-of-39 passing (59.0 percent) for 198 yards and a touchdown, and he rushed 12 times for 34 yards in a 12-9 win over the San Francisco. Wilson was sacked three times. He has gone 37-of-66 passing (56.1 percent) for 356 yards and one touchdown, and he has rushed 14 times for 74 yards for the 1-1 Seahawks.

Safety Earl Wolff (2009-12), Indianapolis Colts: He has not played in the NFL since 2014 with the Philadelphia Eagles. He survived the final cuts by the Colts, but has been placed on injured reserve.

Defensive end/outside linebacker Willie Young (2006-09), Chicago Bears: Young came off the bench and had two tackles and a sack in a 29-7 loss at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He has three tackles and a sack on the season for the 0-2 Bears.


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