Last week saw the NFL debut of UNC’s highest ever drafted quarterback. Here is this weekend’s schedule for Mitch Trubisky and the rest of the Tar Heels playing in the NFL
Thursday, October 12th
Philadelphia Eagles at Carolina Panthers - CBS at 8:25 PM ET
Fresh off a game with another sack, the ageless wonder that is Julius Peppers and the Panthers host the Eagles in Charlotte. The Eagles rank in the middle of the pack in sacks allowed, so there’s a chance we can see Peppers continue his rise up the all-time sacks leader board. On the other side, there’s Mack Hollins, who has gotten some time on special teams for the Eagles this season.
Sunday, October 15th
Detroit Lions at New Orleans Saints - FOX at 1:00 PM ET
The Saints are allowing over 250 passing yards per game, so look for Eric Ebron to have some chances to pick up some yards for the Lions. He has just 12 catches and his receptions have gone for an average of just 7.8 yards, so maybe he can get going in New Orleans.
Chicago Bears at Baltimore Ravens - FOX at 1:00 PM ET
After an up and down first game, Mitch Trubisky will get his second NFL start on Sunday. Baltimore has done a good job defending the pass so far this season, and already have nine interceptions on the season. If Trubisky has stretches of inconsistency, that could be a problem, especially considering his inexperience. Connor Barth made two of four field goals for the Bears, while James Hurst should get plenty of snaps on the offense line with the Ravens have the ball.
San Francisco at Washington - FOX at 1:00 PM ET
Zach Brown has racked up 5 tackles so far this season, but he’s dealing with and illness and his status for this Sunday’s game against he 49ers is still unknown
New England Patriots at New York Jets - CBS at 1:00 PM ET
Bruce Carter and the Jets have gotten off to a surprisingly good start to this season, but now they get a tough test when the Patriots come to town.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Arizona Cardinals - FOX at 4:05 PM ET
Kareem Martin recorded his first two tackles of the season last week. This week, he and the 2-3 Cardinals try to get back to .500.
Los Angeles Rams at Jacksonville Jaguars - FOX at 4:05 PM
Robert Quinn has 2.5 sacks already this season, but now he has to deal with a Jaguars team that has allowed only five for the season so far.
Los Angeles Chargers at Oakland Raiders - CBS at 4:25 PM ET
Fresh off his game-sealing interception against the Giants, Tre Boston’s Chargers travel to Oakland for a AFC West matchup.
Monday, October 16th
Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts - ESPN at 8:30 PM ET
Sylvester Williams and Da’Norris Searcy each picked up tackles in a loss last week, but this week they and the Titans get a prime time game on Monday night.
A whole bunch of Tar Heels all get the weekend off. The Bills, Bengals, Cowboys, and Seahawks all aren’t playing in week six. That means Brandon Tate, Gio Bernard, Russell Bodine, Ryan Switzer, Jonathan Cooper, and Naz Jones all get their bye this weekend.