Just one NFL Pack Pro remains in the playoffs after Super Wild Card weekend with the trio of Colts and Russell Wilson losing in the first round.
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For some Pack Pros, the season came to an end, while for others, the season will last a little longer.
A handful of former NC State players set career highs in the NFL this year, while Philip Rivers one-upped them all, collecting his 420th-career touchdown pass, which puts him in a tie for fifth all time with Dan Marino.
Now through Week 14 of the NFL season, former NC State football players were involved in all sorts of ways and a number of them have a chance to make a playoff or Super Bowl push in the coming month. Let's catch up on how a few Pack Pros have been producing on the field.
While notable Pack Pros, like Russell Wilson and Philip Rivers, had games to forget in week nine, under the radar players like Marquez Valdez-Scantling and Jakobi Meyers had career-best performances.
With Bailey Hockman at QB, NC State doesn’t match up with UNC’s offensive firepower, so it’ll take a massive effort from Payton Wilson and the defense to win this one.
Russell Wilson might still be cooking, with 16 touchdowns across the first four games of this season, but he wasn’t the most impressive Pack Pro in week four for the NFL. That honor belongs to Denver’s Bradley Chubb.
With the start of the NFL season, Assistant Sports Editor Tristan Tucker looks at all the Pack pros and their potential playing time. The quarterbacks are obvious, but other younger players can make a huge difference for their teams this year.
While there were not any jaw-dropping performances like Nyheim Hines gave a week ago, week 17 of the NFL included some significant games for some former Wolfpack stars. While the season has ended for some players, a fortunate few will continue their seasons in the playoffs next week. But before the playoffs begin, let’s look at how some former members of the Pack performed in the last week of the regular season.
Week 15 of the NFL was an important week for many of the former NC State football players such as Russell Wilson of the Seattle Seahawks, who needed a win to move into first place in the NFC standings, and Steven Hauschka of the Buffalo Bills, who was looking to help his team secure a playoff spot. For other players such as Philip Rivers and Jacoby Brissett, it was a chance to turn around a season in which they have struggled.