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.
Three former NC State quarterbacks started in week 15 and all three came away with victories. Ryan Finley delivered one of the biggest surprises of the week, taking down the division-leading Pittsburgh Steelers.
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 a deep history of NFL-level quarterback play in Raleigh, NC State fans could be discouraged with the mediocre team from last year but correspondent Bryan Pyrtle explains why the Pack will not be down and out forever, if they only have a little patience.
Week 14 in the NFL saw many high-scoring thrillers with serious playoff implications, and each of the three starting NC State alum experienced the same. Here’s how the former Wolfpack quarterbacks, and other Pack pros, performed.
NC State Pack pros were once again dominated by Philip Rivers and Russell Wilson, who have led their respective teams to the playoffs in the 2018-19 season. The Seahawks and the Chargers look like they might be the two hottest teams in the League right now, so with just one week left all eyes will be on them.
NC State football alumni have had immense success this season, with players either leading their teams to the playoffs, in the case of Philip Rivers and Russell Wilson, or being able to come close to hitting rookie records in the case of Bradley Chubb. Many Pack Pros have had career seasons and are close to breaking old records, of their own or NFL records in general, either as veterans or as rookies. Rivers and Wilson are continuing MVP-like seasons, while Nyheim Hines, B.J. Hill and Jaylen Samuels are all underrated rookies enjoying instant success.
Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson, Bradley Chubb and Nyheim Hines are all leading their teams to surprising playoff pushes late in the season. The Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts are all in a good position to make the postseason despite disappointing starts and low expectations. Most Pack Pros helped their teams secure victory in Week 12, as more and more Pack alumni are joining teams.
Broncos’ linebacker Bradley Chubb did not play this week while on bye, but more and more NC State alumni are joining NFL teams, as they are either being implemented more in games or being signed to new teams. The Pack now has 18 players on NFL rosters, not including reserve lists or practice squads.