Tar Heels in NFL: Ebron, Steelers move to 11-0; Trubisky keeps starting job

By R.L. Bynum

Eric Ebron ended a long Week 12 in the NFL with a positive note for former Tar Heels with seven catches for 54 yards as his Pittsburgh Steelers moved to 11-0 with a 19–14 home victory Wednesday against the short-handed Baltimore Ravens.

That game marked the NFL debut for defensive tackle Aaron Crawford, who had one assist for the Ravens.

The good news for Mitch Trubisky is that he was back as the Chicago Bears’ starting quarterback Sunday night. The bad news is that the Bears lost at Green Bay 41-25 and Trubisky threw two interceptions and lost a fumble.

Trubisky has enough good moments, though, connecting on 26 of 46 passes for three touchdowns, that he’ll again start for Chicago on Sunday at home against the Detroit Lions.

“After watching the mistakes, the main thing is taking care of the football,” Trubisky said Wednesday. “It’s easy to say, a little bit harder to do. Especially going into it, you just have the mindset, ‘I’m going to take care of the football, I’m not going to force things.”

He admitted that the turnovers were tough to forget.

“It’s definitely frustrating, but some plays, it just happens in football,” Trubisky said. “You’ve got to let it go. You’re going to have that throughout the flow of a season and the games, and it’s a common theme with quarterbacks — you have a better chance of winning when you take care of the football. So, it’s very obvious to say; you’ve just got to go out there and do it.”

Cole Holcomb had six tackles, four assists and a half-sack for Washington in its 41-16 Thanksgiving Day victory at Dallas.

Gio Bernard again started for Cincinnati, running for 32 yards and collecting 17 yards in receptions in the Bengals’ 19-17 loss to the New York Giants.

How Tar Heels fared in Week 12

Photo via @Ebron85


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