By R.L. Bynum
One week, it’s hurdling over a defender on the way to scoring a touchdown. Sunday, it was making a one-handed catch to convert on a third down. Tight end Eric Ebron is contributing however he can to help the Pittsburgh Steelers remain the NFL’s only undefeated team.
It wasn’t his best day, with two catches on six targets for 38 yards, but Ebron showed his versatility with that one terrific catch. The Steelers are 9-0 after defeating the Cincinnati Bengals 36-10 and head to Jacksonville on Sunday to face the 1-8 Jaguars.
In that same game, Gio Bernard again started ahead of the injured Joe Mixon and finished with 47 total yards in a frustrating day for the Bengals.
The big news for offensive tackle James Hurst was getting his first start of the season and played 34% of the offensive snaps for the New Orleans Saints in their 27-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.
The only statistic Sylvester Williams put up in the Denver Broncos’ 37-12 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders was one assist, but his play is getting noticed.
Linebacker Cole Holcomb played every defensive snap for Washington, collecting four tackles and two assists in a loss at Detroit.
Tre Boston got two tackles, three assists and recovered a fumble for the Carolina Panthers in their loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs. He had a chance to tackle the Bucs’ Ronald Jones on a 98-yard touchdown run early in the run but couldn’t make the stop. Boston said that they knew the play was coming.
How Tar Heels fared in Week 10
|Player||Team||Position||Roster status||Team’s result||Week 10 statistics||Season statistics|
|Gio Bernard||Bengals||RB||Active||36–10 loss at Pit||Started; 8 carries for 30 yards; 4 catches on 7 targets for 17 yards||
48 rushes, 158 yards, 2 TDs; 21 catches, 207 yards, 2 TDs
|Eric Ebron||Steelers||TE||Active||36–10 win vs. Cin||Started; 2 catches on 6 targets for 38 yards||31 catches for 311 yards and 3 TDs|
|Cole Holcomb||Washington||LB||Active||30–27 loss at Det||Started; 4 tackles, 2 assists, played every defensive snap||
14 tackle, 4 assists, 2 special-teams tackle, 2 QB hits, 1 INT, 1 FF
|Tre Boston||Panthers||FS||Active||46–23 loss vs. TB||Started; 2 tackles, 3 assists, 1 fumble recovery||
29 tackles; 16 assists, 1 forced, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 TFLs
|Robert Quinn||Bears||LB||Active||19–13 loss vs. Min||Started; 1 quarterback hit, played 52% of defensive snaps||
4 tackles, 2 assists, 1 sack, 2 FF, 1 RF, 1 QB hurry, 1 QB hit
|James Hurst||Saints||OT||Active||27–13 win vs. SF||Started; reported tackle-eligible 13 times, played 34% of snaps||Played in five games|
|Mack Hollins||Dolphins||WR||Active||29–21 win vs. LAC||1 catch on 1 target for 1 yard; didn’t catch target on 2-point conversion attempt||
2 reception for 12 yards and a TD, 1 tackle, 1 special-teams assist
|Jason Strowbridge||Dolphins||DE||Active||29–21 win vs. LAC||1 tackle, which was for a loss||1 tackle, 1 assist|
|Andre Smith||Bills||LB||Active||32–30 loss at Ari||1 special teams tackle||2 tackles, 1 special teams tackle|
|Sylvester Williams||Broncos||DT||Active||37–12 loss at LV||1 assist||
1 tackle on 2-point conversion attempt, 2 assists
|M.J. Stewart||Browns||CB||Active||10–7 win vs. Hou||Played; no statistics||4 tackles, 1 solo, 4 special teams tackles|
|Mitch Trubisky||Bears||QB||Active||19–13 loss vs. Min||Inactive for game||
51-86, 6 TDs, 6 INTs, 87.4 passer rating, 10 rushes for 93 yards
|Charlie Heck||Texans||OT||Active||10–7 loss at Cle||Inactive for game||Inactive for every game|
|Ryan Switzer||Browns||WR||Practice squad|
|Aaron Crawford||Ravens||DT||Practice squad|
|Kareem Martin||Lions||OLB||Practice squad|
|William Sweet||49ers||OT||Practice squad|
Injured reserve; out for season with leg injury
|Myles Dorn||Vikings||FS||Injured reserve|
Injured reserve; triceps injury
|Russell Bodine||Lions||C||Opted out|