Former Rutgers Stars Shine in NFL Playoffs, Super Bowl Prospects Bright

  • Former Rutgers Stars Shine in NFL Playoffs, Super Bowl Prospects Bright.


The 2023 NFL Playoffs have been coated in scarlet and will continue to feature former Rutgers football players heading into the NFC and AFC Conference Championships this upcoming weekend.

Four Scarlet Knights have an opportunity to play for the right to compete in Super Bowl LVIII following last weekendand#039;s Divisional Round victories for the Baltimore Ravens, San Francisco 49ers, Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs.On Saturday, Gus Edwards and the Ravens defeated the Houston Texans 34-10. Edwards, who played a year of football on the Banks in 2017, rushed for 40 yards on 10 carries in the victory.

In the following game on Saturday, Logan Ryan, Sebastian Joseph-Day and the 49ers defeated Bo Melton and the Green Bay Packers in a 24-21 thriller. Ryan and Joseph-Day played for Banks for three and five seasons, respectively. The pair combined for five saves in the win over San Francisco.After Saturday’s games and #039, three former Rutgers football players advanced in the postseason and it doesn’t stop there.In the first game of Sunday’s back-to-back, the Lions defeated Christian Izien and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 31-23. Jonah Jackson — who played several seasons with the Knights before transferring to Ohio State as a graduate student — started at offensive guard in Detroit. Jackson was sidelined after suffering a small meniscus tear that later required surgery to repair.

Although Jackson will likely miss out on the NFC title, he could return to the field if his team reaches the Super Bowl.Finally, defending Super Bowl champion and Rutgers four-year quarterback Isiah Pacheco and the Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bills 27-24 in the final game of the divisional round.Pacheco impressed, as has become common for the former Knight in his young professional career. Director rushed for 97 yards in the win, also scoring his third career playoff touchdown, which ultimately helped bury the Bills.Edwards and Baltimore face Pacheco and Kansas City in the AFC Championship Game Sunday at 3 p.m., while Ryan and Joseph-Dayand#039;s 49ers face Jacksonand#039;s Lions in the NFC title game at 6:30 p.m. The winner of these two games will play in the 58th Super Bowl on February 11th.Two things are certain: At least two former Rutgers Scarlet Knights will reach the championship, and for the second year in a row, a Knight will win the Super Bowl..

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