Former Independence Bowl Stars Continue to Shine
You might not realize it, but there were 30 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl alumni on rosters of NFL teams that played just during Super Wild Card Weekend last weekend.
Daniel Jones Continues Breaking Records
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones played in the 2018 Independence Bowl, breaking I-Bowl records by throwing for 423 yards & 5 touchdowns, leading the Duke Blue Devils past the Temple Owls 56-27. Last weekend Jones led his New York Giants past the Minnesota Vikings 31-24, where Jones was 24/35, throwing for over 300 yards, and 2 touchdowns.
15 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Veterans Started Last Weekend
Of the 30 Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl alum on the rosters during Super Wild Card Weekend last weekend, 15 of those were starters on their teams. 8 of those starters won last weekend and are moving on to the Divisional Round of the playoffs.
Buffalo Bills Top the Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl Alumni List
With 6 Independence Bowl veterans on their roster, including 4 starters, the Bills have the most of those teams still alive in the playoffs. The starters include LB Matt Milano, DE Greg Rousseau, C Mitch Morse, and LB Tremaine Edmunds. 2009 Independence Bowl alum Von Miller is on IR. Milano and Edmunds led the Bills defense, dominating the Dolphins last weekend. Milano finished with 8 solo tackles, 10 assists, 2 tackle for losses, and 3 QB hits. Edmunds totaled 5 combined tackles, one TFL, and 4 passes defended.
25 Independence Bowl Alum Set for the next Division Round
If you combine the 3 Philadelphia Eagles players and 7 Kansas City Chiefs players who had a first round bye this past weekend, you get 25 former Independence Bowl players set to participate in the NFL Divisional Round this weekend. 2 of the NFL's top teams, the Chiefs and the Bills lead the way in former Independence Bowl players on their rosters, with 7 on the Chiefs, and 6 on the Bills.