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Tar Heels in the NFL: Week Four Roundup

One notable Tar Heel went down with an injury, while others had some success in week four of the NFL season.

NFL: Oakland Raiders at Indianapolis Colts Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

This weekend was a big one in the wider UNC football universe as the Tar Heels came up just short against Clemson. However, we’ve spent literal thousands of words on what happened on Satuday, so now let’s take a look at what happened elsewhere during the football weekend.

Let’s check in on how the UNC football alumni did this weekend in the NFL.

The Good

  • Washington is now 0-4, but Cole Holcomb had another solid game. He recorded four total tackles and forced a fumble.
  • Eric Ebron finished with just one catch in the Colts’ loss to the Raiders, but it was a big one as it went for 48 yards and a touchdown. It got Indianapolis within a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but they couldn’t complete the comeback.
  • Robert Quinn recorded two more sacks in the Cowboys’ loss to the Saints.

The Bad

  • M.J. Stewart was part of a Tampa Bay secondary that got thrown on to the tune of 517 yards and two touchdowns. Stewart in particular was often matched up with Robert Woods, who caught 13 balls for 164 yards. The Bucs did pick off Jared Goff three times, but Stewart didn’t come down with any of them.
  • Zach Brown finished with four tackles as the Eagles beat Green Bay, but was also flagged twice: once for a face mask and another time for unnecessary roughness.

The Rest

  • T.J. Logan was on kickoff return duty for the Buccaneers, averaging 17 yards per attempt.
  • Mack Hollins didn’t have quite as big a game as he’s had at other points this season, but he did make another catch, for 13 yards, in the Eagles’ Thursday night win. He now has 10 catches through four games after coming into this season with 16 in his career.
  • Mitchell Trubisky didn’t have a chance to do much of anything, as he went out injured early in the Bears’ win. He was diagnosed with a dislocated non-throwing shoulder and slight labrum tear, but doesn’t need surgery and will probably be back at some point this season.
  • Giovani Bernard had 5 touches as he continued playing a backup role he’s both too talented and getting paid too much for. His last and most notable reception was a 9-yard catch on 3rd-and-18 near the end of the game that turned the situation into a manageable 4th down, which the Bengals would convert and then waste a few plays later.
  • Ryan Switzer and Tre Boston made appearances for their teams without doing anything major of note.