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Tar Heels in the NFL: Week Three Roundup

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

Detroit Lions v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Saturday did not go well for UNC football, as the Tar Heels lost to Appalachian State. We’ve broken that down plenty since, but now let’s turn our attention to Sunday and Monday.

Now that week three of the NFL season is in the books, let’s check in on how the Tar Heel alumns plying their trade in the pros did over the weekend.

The Good

  • Mack Hollins had one of his best career NFL games, finishing the Eagles’ 27-24 loss with four catches for 62 yards. He was on the field for nearly every offensive play for the second straight week, and seems to be making the most of his chance with several notable Eagles’ receivers out. On the other side of the ball for Philadelphia, linebacker Zach Brown recorded seven tackles, one for loss.
  • After a less than ideal start to his 2019, Mitchell Trubisky bounced back with a pretty good game on Monday night. In a 31-15 Bears win, Trubisky threw for 231 yards on 25-31 attempts, while also connecting for three touchdowns. There was an interception in there, but it’s a step forward for him after the first two games.
  • On the other side of the ball from Trubisky in that game was his former roommate Cole Holcomb. The linebacker’s team took the loss, but Holcomb put up some solid individual numbers in the game. He tied for Washington’s leading tackler with nine, six of which were solo efforts.
  • Eric Ebron didn’t reel in any touchdowns this week, but he was an outlet for the Andrew Luck-less Colts again this week. The tight end recorded three catches for 47 yards in Indianapolis’ win.
  • Robert Quinn made his 2019 debut after serving a suspension, and was pretty good against his former team. Quinn recorded a sack and three total tackles as his Cowboys beat the Dolphins.
  • Tre Boston had four tackles and one pass defended in the Panthers’ win over the Cardinals. As a team, Carolina held Kyler Murray to 173 yards on 43 pass attempts.

The Bad

  • Giovani Bernard got just three carries in Cincinnati’s loss to Buffalo, but picked up just five yards. He did make two catches, but they didn’t go for very much either, totaling just seven yards.
  • M.J. Stewart recorded five tackles, but was also part of the defensive back unit that allowed Daniel Jones to throw for 336 yards in his regular season debut.

The Others

  • T.J. Logan, Andre Smith, Ryan Switzer, and James Hurst all made appearances for their respective teams, mostly in special teams duty.