Sept. 17, 2013
RALEIGH, N.C. - A total of 23 former NC State players opened the 2013 NFL season on NFL rosters. Below is a recap of their performances in the second week of the NFL season.
David Amerson started his second consecutive game in a Week 2 loss to the Green Bay Packers. Amerson tallied four tackles and one pass break-up in the game, and has 10 total tackles on the season.
Audie Cole played mainly on special teams in Week 2 for the Minnesota Vikings, tallying one solo stop in a 31-30 loss to the Chicago Bears.
Jerricho Cotchery caught three passes for 59 yards in a losing effort to the Cincinnati Bengals. Cotchery has seven receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown so far on the year.
T.J. Graham hauled in one pass for 8 yards in a 24-23 win against the Carolina Panthers. Graham also has helped out in the return game this season for the Bills.
Steven Hauschka scored nine points for the Seattle Seahawks this past week in a 29-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers. Hauschka was 2-for-2 on field goals and hit all three extra points Sunday night, and is perfect on both FGs and extra points this season.
Nate Irving had four total tackles in a dominating effort by the Denver defense who forced four New York Giant turnovers. The Broncos won the game 41-23.
Ted Larsen and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers suffered a heartbreaking loss to New Orleans on Sunday thanks to a last second field goal by the Saints. Larsen played behind starter Jeremy Zuttah in the losing effort.
Manny Lawson and the Buffalo Bills defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-23 on Sunday, with Lawson registering five total tackles in the win.
Phillip Rivers and the Chargers did not end up in the winners bracket in Week 1, but that changed in Week 2. Rivers was 36-of-47 for 419 yards and three touchdowns, as the Chargers won in Philadelphia with a last second field goal.
J.R. Sweezy is having a great year at offensive guard. He is helping his team win week in and week out. The Seahawks are currently 2-0 with their last win over the San Francisco 49ers, 29-3, with Sweezy starting at right guard.
Stephen Tulloch and the Detroit Lions were not able to pick up where they left off. They suffered a loss to the Arizona Cardinals 21-25, but Tulloch recorded five tackles in the losing effort.
Mario Williams and the Buffalo Bills beat the Carolina Panthers in Week 2, 24-23. Setting a franchise record Williams, recorded 4.5 sacks on the day. No Bills player had four sacks in a game since Bruce Smith in 1994.
Russell Wilson helped the Seahawks to perhaps the best result of the week, defeating NFC rival San Francisco, 29-3, Sunday night. Wilson was 8-of-19 for 142 yards
Earl Wolff started his first career game for the Eagles in a 33-30 loss to the San Diego Chargers. Wolff registered six tackles in the losing effort, and also played on special teams.
Willie Young and the Detroit Lions suffered a loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 2. Young tallied two tackles and a sack in the losing effort.