Tar Heels in NFL: Ebron scores TD pass as Steelers roll to 10-0; Boston leads Panthers to shutout

By R.L. Bynum

Tight end Eric Ebron and the Pittsburgh Steelers just keep rolling on. Ebron pulled down four catches for 36 yards and a touchdown as the Steelers moved to 10-0 headed into Thursday’s night’s home game against the Baltimore Ravens.

After Pittsburgh rolled to a 27-3 win at Jacksonville, rookie Chase Claypool “interviewed” Ebron.

It was a big day for the Carolina Panthers’ defense with that unit’s shutout in a 20-0 home victory over the Detroit Lions. Leading the way was defensive back Tre Boston with six tackles and two assists.

He talked about it all after the game:

In his fourth consecutive start with Joe Mixon out with a foot injury, Gio Bernard didn’t have a big day in the Cincinnati Bengals’ 20-9 loss at Washington. Bernard had eight carries for 18 yards and four catches for 37 yards. There will likely be more starts for Bernard because the team put Mixon on the IR, meaning he’ll also miss at least the next two games.

Although victorious, Cole Holcomb had a quiet game for Washington with one tackle and one assist playing 63% of his team’s defensive snaps. In Washington’s nickel package, Holcomb was one of two linebackers.

In the Denver Broncos’ 20-13 home win over the Miami Dolphins, defensive tackle Sylvester Williams, who turned 32 Sunday, had a decent game with three assists and one pass defended. He went down with an arm injury in the first quarter but returned.

How Tar Heels fared in Week 11

PlayerTeamPositionRoster statusTeam’s resultWeek 11 statsSeason stats
Eric EbronSteelersTEActive27-3 win at JaxStarted; 4 catches on 7 targets for 36 yards, 1 TD35 catches for 347 yards and 4 TDs
Tre BostonPanthersFSActive20-0 win vs. DetStarted; 6 tackles, 2 assists35 tackles; 18 assists, 1 forced, 2 fumble recoveries, 2 TFLs
Gio BernardBengalsRBActive20-9 loss at WasStarted; 8 carries for 18 yards; 4 catches on 5 targets for 37 yards56 rushes, 176 yards, 2 TDs; 25 catches, 244 yards, 2 TDs
Cole HolcombWashingtonLBActive20-9 win vs. CinStarted; 1 tackle, 1 assist15 tackle, 5 assists, 2 special-teams tackle, 2 QB hits, 1 INT, 1 FF
James HurstSaintsOTActive24-9 win vs. AtlReported tackle-eligible 12 timesPlayed in sixgames
Mack HollinsDolphinsWRActive20-13 loss at Den1 catch on 2 targets for 9 yards3 receptions for 21 yards and a TD, 1 tackle, 1 special-teams assist
Jason StrowbridgeDolphinsDEActive20-13 loss at Den1 assist1 tackle, 2 assists
Sylvester WilliamsBroncosDTActive20-13 win vs. Mia3 assists, 1 pass defended1 tackle on 2-point conversion attempt, 5 assists
M.J. StewartBrownsCBActive22-17 win vs. PhiPlayed; no statistics4 tackles, 1 solo, 4 special teams tackles
Charlie HeckTexansOTActive27-20 win vs. NEPlayed in the gamePlayed 1st game of season with Laremy Tunsil out
Mitch TrubiskyBearsQBActiveNo game51-86, 6 TDs, 6 INTs, 87.4 passer rating, 10 rushes for 93 yards
Robert QuinnBearsLBActiveNo game4 tackles, 2 assists, 1 sack, 2 FF, 1 RF, 1 QB hurry, 1 QB hit
Andre SmithBillsLBActiveNo game2 tackles, 1 special teams tackle
Ryan SwitzerBrownsWRPractice squad
Aaron CrawfordRavensDTPractice squad
Kareem MartinLionsOLBPractice squad
William Sweet49ersOTPractice squad
T.J. LoganBucsRBInjured reserve; out for season with leg injury
Myles DornVikingsFSInjured reserve
Jalen DaltonSaintsTDInjured reserve; triceps injury
Russell BodineLionsCOpted out

Photo from @Ebron85.


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