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How to watch UNC Alums in the NFL: Week 5

Catching up with the Pro Heels

Pittsburgh Steelers v Chicago Bears Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

The biggest news for North Carolina Tar Heels in the NFL is the announcement of Mitchell Trubisky as the new starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. He replaces Mike Glennon, the NC State product who had an abysmal start to his season.

Take an in-depth look at how the Pro Heels fared last week. Below is the schedule for Carolina guys during Week 5.


Sunday, October 8 at 1:00 PM

Carolina Panthers at Detroit Lions - FOX

NFC Defensive Player of the Week Julius Peppers and the 3-1 Panthers travel to the Motor City for a battle against Eric Ebron’s Lions. Peppers is a leader, once again, on the defensive line with a team-leading 4.5 sacks. His season sack total is good for fifth in the NFL. Ebron has 11 receptions through four games, including one touchdown.

New York Jets at Cleveland Browns - FOX

Bruce Carter was used on special teams in New York’s previous game against the Jaguars. The Jets travel to Cleveland for a blockbuster against the winless Browns.

Tennessee Titans at Miami Dolphins - CBS

Nose tackle Sylvester Williams and strong safety Da'Norris Searcy are starters on the 2-2 Titans. Searcy has an interception on the year.

Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals - CBS

Brandon Tate and the Bills travel to Cincinnati to take on Giovani Bernard, Russell Bodine, and the Bengals. With injuries in the offseason and preseason, Tate has been inactive for a couple games this year. When active, he has been fielding punts and kickoffs for the Bills. Bernard is behind Jeremy Hill in the depth chart, and has 18 rushes for 89 yards and eight receptions for 134 yards and two touchdowns. Bodine has started all four games for the Bengals at center.

Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles - FOX

Kareem Martin and TJ Logan travel to Philly to take on Mack Hollins and the Eagles. Martin is a reserve and Logan is on the injured reserve. Hollins has made appearances in all four games, and has three receptions for 32 yards on the year.

Los Angeles Chargers at New York Giants - CBS

Tre Boston and the LA Chargers travel to the Meadowlands to take on the Giants. Boston has started all four games for the Chargers at free safety and has 14 tackles on the year.


Sunday, October 8 at 4:05 PM

Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams - CBS

Nazair Jones and the Seahawks travel south to take on Robert Quinn and the Rams. Jones has made appearances in all four games for Seattle, while Quinn has started all four games at linebacker for LA.

Baltimore Ravens at Oakland Raiders - CBS

James Hurst and the Ravens travel across the country to take on the Raiders. Hurst is the starting left guard for Baltimore and has survived a rash of injuries to the Ravens that have contributed to their two-game losing streak.


Sunday, October 8 at 4:25 PM

Green Bay Packers at Dallas Cowboys - FOX

Jonathan Cooper, Ryan Switzer, and the Cowboys host the Green Bay Packers in the afternoon NFC game. Cooper got the start for Dallas last week at left guard in place of injured starter Chaz Green. Switzer has been used mostly on special teams, returning seven punts for 62 yards and returning six kickoffs for 138 yards.


Monday, October 9 at 8:30 PM

Minnesota Vikings at Chicago Bears - ESPN

It is Trubisky Time in Chicago. There will be growing pains, but the Bears will likely stick with Mitch down the stretch after their 1-3 start and how well two of their divisional foes are playing this season. Connor Barth is the kicker for the Bears. He is 50% on the year on field goals and has hit all extra point attempts.


Bye Week

Washington Redskins

Zach Brown is having a productive year as the starting middle linebacker for the Redskins. He leads the team in tackles.

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