By R.L. Bynum

It wasn’t a big weekend for Tar Heels in the NFL, with Javonte Williams and Michael Carter both held under 50 rushing yards in home defeats.

In the Denver Broncos’ 30–13 loss to Philadelphia, Williams had eight carries, his fewest in four games, and ran for 48 yards, 20 coming on one run. That came after running for a career-high 111 the previous week in a blowout win at Dallas.

What would have been 20-yard touchdown run for Williams in the third quarter was nullified because of a holding penalty against tight end Eric Saubert.

Melvin Gordon III, who continues to start ahead of Williams, had nine rushes for 45 yards and a touchdown.


In the New York Jets’ 45–17 loss to Buffalo, Carter didn’t start but had 16 carries for 39 yards and a 1-yard touchdown run. The 16 carries were a season-high but the yards total was his lowest in three weeks. Carter’s score came early in the fourth quarter with the Jets already trailing by 35 points and he has scored in four of the last six.

Carter also had four catches on six targets for 43 yards.

Buffalo quarterback Mitch Trubisky was on the Reserved/COVID-19 list and missed the game but was activated on Monday.

Also on Monday, the Bills released wide receiver Austin Proehl from its practice squad.


In Washington’s 29–19 home win over Tampa Bay, Cole Holcomb had four tackles and one assist. Dyami Brown returned from a knee injury but had no statistics.

For the Bucs, Giovani Bernard had one rush for four yards and one catch for four yards.


The Minnesota Vikings elevated safety Myles Dorn, who played 10 special-teams snaps in Week 9 against Baltimore, from the practice squad for their 27–20 win at the Los Angeles Chargers. He, along with Chazz Surratt, played exclusively on special teams and had no statistics.

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In Pittsburgh’s 16–16 home tie with Detroit, tight end Eric Ebron had two catches for 13 yards, including a nine-yard reception.


Mack Hollins had no catches in Miami’s 22–10 Thursday upset of Baltimore, but helped put the Ravens in the hole by downing a punt about a half-yard from the goal line in the fourth quarter. He did a “griddy” dance to celebrate.

Giovani Bernard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back
29–19 loss at Washington — 1 rush, 4 yards; 1 catch on 3 targets for 4 yards; 14 offensive snaps (29%), 7 special-teams snaps (28%)
Season statistics — 8 games, 7 rushes, 55 yards (24 longest); 21 catches, 113 yards (5.4 average, longest 32 yards), 3 TDs, 1 fumble
Up next — vs. New York Giants, 8:15 p.m. Monday, ESPN
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Dyami Brown, Washington wide receiver
29–19 win vs. Tampa Bay —
Played, no statistics; 8 offensive snaps (11%), 1 special-teams snap (4%)
Season statistics — 7 games, 8 receptions on 20 targets, 81 yards (10.1 average, longest 22 yards); 1 rush for -4 yards
Up next —
at Carolina, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox (WRAZ in Triangle)
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Michael Carter, New York Jets running back
45–17 loss vs. Buffalo — Didn’t start; 16 carries, 39 yards (8 longest), 1 TD; 4 catches on 6 targets, 43 yards (19 longest); 40 snaps (52%)
Season statistics — 9 games, 102 carries, 367 yards (3.5 average, longest 18 yards), 4 TDs; 31 receptions, 306 yards (9.9 average; longest 23)
Up next —
vs. Miami, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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Myles Dorn, Minnesota Vikings safety
27–20 win at Los Angeles Chargers —
Played, no statistics; 17 special-teams snaps (61%)
Season statistics —
2 games, no statistics
Up next — vs. Green Bay, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end
16–16 tie vs. Detroit —
2 catches on 2 targets for 13 yards (9 longest); 29 offensive snaps (33%)
Season statistics —
8 games, 9 reception, 60 yards (6.7 average, longest 19); 1 rush, 1 yard, 1 TDUp next — at Los Angeles Chargers, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, NBC (WNCN in Triangle)
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Charlie Heck, Houston Texans right tackle
Off this weekend
Season statistics — 7 games, 5 starts; 261 offensive snaps, 13 special-teams snaps
Up next —
at Tennessee, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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Cole Holcomb, Washington outside linebacker
29–19 win vs. Tampa Bay —
Started; 4 tackles, 1 assist; 48 defensive snaps (100%)
Season statistics — 9 games, 51 tackles, 27 assists, 2 tackles for losses, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, 1 interception
Up next —
at Carolina, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox (WRAZ in Triangle)
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Mack Hollins, Miami Dolphins wide receiver
22–10 win vs. Baltimore —
0 catches on 1 target (also targeted on a failed two-point conversion pass attempt); 13 offensive snaps (19%), 20 special-teams snaps (62%)
Season statistics — 10 games, 10 catches, 106 yards, 2 TDs; 4 special-teams tackles; 1 tackle
Up next —
at New York Jets, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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James Hurst, New Orleans Saints left tackle
23–21 loss at Tennessee —
Started; 67 offensive snaps (100%), 3 special-teams snaps (10%)
Season statistics — 8 games; 7 starts; 291 offensive snaps, 27 special-teams snaps
Up next —
at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Robert Quinn, Chicago Bears outside linebacker
Off this weekend
Season statistics — 8 games, 21 tackles, 5 assists, 7 sacks, 6 tackles for losses, 4 QB hits, 1 forced
Up next —
vs. Baltimore, 1 p.m., Sunday, CBS
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Andre Smith, Buffalo Bills weakside linebacker
45–17 win at New York Jets — Played, no statistics; 16 special-teams snaps (59%)
Season statistics — 7 games, 2 special-teams tackles, 2 special-teams assist
Up next —
vs. Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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M.J. Stewart Jr., Cleveland Browns strong safety
45–7 loss at New England —
1 kickoff return for 20 yards; 14 special-teams snaps (61%)
Season statistics — 6 games, 8 tackles, 3 assists, 2 special-teams tackles; 1 kickoff return, 20 yards
Up next — vs. Detroit, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Chazz Surratt, Minnesota Vikings weakside linebacker
27–20 win at Los Angeles Chargers —
Played, no statistics; 17 special-teams snaps (61%)
Season statistics —
6 games, no statistics
Up next — vs. Green Bay, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Mitchell Trubisky, Buffalo Bills quarterback
45–17 win at New York Jets — On reserve/COVID-19 list and wasn’t active.
Season statistics — 2 games; 2 of 2 passing for 9 yards (longest 8); 10 rushes for 27 yards (longest 22), 85.4 passer rating
Up next — vs. Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos running back
30–13 loss vs. Philadelphia —
8 carries, 48 yards (20 longest); 2 catches on 3 targets, 1 yard (10 longest); 33 offensive snaps (57%)
Season statistics — 9 games, 86 carries, 403 yards (4.7 average; longest 49 yards), 1 TD; 23 catches, 136 yards (5.9 average, longest 17 yards)
Up next — Off next weekend; vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 28, CBS
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On practice squads
Jake Bargas, Minnesota Vikings fullback
Dazz Newsome, Chicago Bears wide receiver
Antonio Williams, Buffalo Bills running back
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Injured and out for the season
Jalen Dalton, New Orleans Saints defensive tackle, suffered a triceps injury
Ryan Switzer, Cleveland Browns wide receiver, had ankle surgery Aug. 20
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