By R.L. Bynum

There was a good Tar Heel moment in the third quarter of the Miami Dolphins’ 24–17 road victory Sunday over the New York Jets when Mack Hollins caught a long touchdown pass and a bad one when Michael Carter left the game with an ankle injury.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa found a wide-open Mack Hollins on the left sideline with only Jets safety Ashtyn Davis playing deep. Hollins caught the pass and eluded Davis on the way to the end zone on a 65-yard scoring play.

It was one of two Hollins catches on the day and gave him three touchdowns for the season as Miami won its third consecutive game.

During a two-yard run over right tackle on the second play of the second half, Carter injured his left ankle, limped off the field and didn’t return. He finished the game with nine carries for 63 yards.

Jets coach Robert Saleh said Monday that Carter suffered a low-grade high ankle sprain and will be out “a couple of weeks.”

In the first quarter, Carter’s 39-yard run gave New York a first-and-goal at the one, leading to the Jets’ first touchdown.

According to Pro Football Focus, Carter ranks third in the NFL in broken tackles per rush among running backs at .2342. Javonte Williams, who was off this weekend, is first at .3689.


In the Buffalo Bills’ 41–15 home loss to Indianapolis, Mitchell Trubisky played for the first time since Week 4, completing 3 of 5 passes for 19 yards with one interception. Andre Smith had one special-teams assist in the game.


Cole Holcomb had three tackles and seven assists for Washington in its 27–21 road victory over the Carolina Panthers. Dyami Brown played but had no statistics.


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Linebacker Robert Quinn had four tackles, one assist, 3.5 sacks, three tackles for losses and forced a fumble, but it wasn’t enough as the Chicago Bears lost 16–13 at home to Baltimore. The Ravens were playing without quarterback Lamar Jackson.


James Hurst again showed his versatility for the New Orleans Saints in their 40–29 loss at Philadelphia. He started at right tackle after starting at left tackle in the previous game and has played three positions this season.


In Pittsburgh’s 41–37 road loss Sunday night to the Los Angeles Chargers, Eric Ebron had three catches for 24 yards and his first touchdown reception of the season on three targets but also got hurt.

Ebron caught a five-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 4:49 left in the game.

Ebron suffered a knee injury later in the fourth quarter and didn’t return.


Charlie Heck again started at right tackle for the Houston Texans in their 22–23 win at Tennessee.


In the Minnesota Vikings’ 34–31 home win over Green Bay, Myles Dorn played but had no statistics and Chazz Surratt was inactive for the game.


M.J. Stewart played in Cleveland’s 13–10 home win over Detroit but had no statistics.


Giovani Bernard returned the game’s opening kickoff 18 yards in Tampa Bay’s 30–10 Monday night victory over the New York Giants. He also had one catch for three yards on his only target.

Giovani Bernard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back
30–10 win vs. New York Giants — 1 catch on 1 target for 3 yards; 1 kickoff return for 18 yards; 8 offensive snaps (10%), 6 special-teams snaps (24%)
Season statistics —
9 games, 7 rushes, 55 yards (24 longest); 22 catches, 116 yards (5.4 average, longest 32 yards), 3 TDs, 1 fumble; 1 kickoff return for 18 yards
Up next — at Indianapolis, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Dyami Brown, Washington wide receiver
27–21 win at Carolina —
Played, no statistics; 9 offensive snaps (13%), 6 special-teams snaps (23%)
Season statistics — 7 games, 8 receptions on 20 targets, 81 yards (10.1 average, longest 22 yards); 1 rush for -4 yards
Up next —
vs. Seattle, 8:15 p.m. Monday, ESPN
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Michael Carter, New York Jets running back
24–17 loss vs. Miami — Started; 9 carries, 63 yards (39 longest); 1 catch on 1 target, 2 yards; 20 offensive snaps (33%)
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 —
at Houston, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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Myles Dorn, Minnesota Vikings safety
34–31 win vs. Green Bay —
Played, no statistics; 17 special-teams snaps (61%)
Season statistics —
2 games, no statistics
Up next — at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end
41–37 loss at Los Angeles Chargers —
Started; 3 catches on 3 targets for 24 yards (18 longest) 1 TD; 32 offensive snaps (46%)
Season statistics —
9 games, 12 receptions, 84 yards (7.0 average, longest 19), 1 TD; 1 rush, 1 yard, 1 TD
Up next — at Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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Charlie Heck, Houston Texans right tackle
22–13 win at Tennessee —
Started; 64 offensive snaps (100%), 5 special-teams snaps (20%)
Season statistics — 8 games, 6 starts; 325 offensive snaps, 18 special-teams snaps
Up next — vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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Cole Holcomb, Washington outside linebacker
27–21 win at Carolina —
3 tackles, 7 assists; 51 defensive snaps (100%)
Season statistics — 9 games, 51 tackles, 27 assists, 2 tackles for losses, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, 1 interception
Up next —
vs. Seattle, 8:15 p.m. Monday, ESPN
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Mack Hollins, Miami Dolphins wide receiver
24–17 win at New York Jets —
2 catches on 3 targets for 72 yards (65 longest), 1 touchdown; 1 special-teams tackle; 22 offensive snaps (31%) and 15 special-teams snaps (54%)
Season statistics —11 games, 12 catches, 176 yards, 3 TDs; 5 special-teams tackles; 1 tackle
Up next —
vs. Carolina, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox (WRAZ in Triangle)
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James Hurst, New Orleans Saints tackle
40–29 loss at Philadelphia —
Started at right tackle after starting and left tackle in the previous game; 65 offensive snaps (100%) and 4 special-teams snaps (11%)
Season statistics — 9 games; 8 starts, 356 offensive snaps, 31 special-teams snaps
Up next —
vs. Buffalo, 8:20 p.m. Thursday, NBC (WRAL in Triangle)
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Robert Quinn, Chicago Bears outside linebacker
16–13 loss vs. Baltimore — 4 tackles, 1 assist, 3.5 sacks (20 yards in losses), 3 tackles for losses, 4 QB hits, 1 forced fumble; 61 defensive snaps (75%)
Season statistics — 9 games, 25 tackles, 6 assists, 10.5 sacks, 9 tackles for losses, 8 QB hits, 2 forced fumbles
Up next —
at Detroit, 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Fox (WRAZ in Triangle)
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Andre Smith, Buffalo Bills weakside linebacker
41–15 loss vs. Indianapolis — 1 special-teams assist; 13 special-teams snaps (57%)
Season statistics — 8 games, 2 special-teams tackles, 3 special-teams assists
Up next —
at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. Thursday, NBC (WRAL in Triangle)
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M.J. Stewart Jr., Cleveland Browns strong safety
13–10 win vs. Detroit —
Played, no statistics; 16 special-teams snaps (73%)
Season statistics — 7 games, 8 tackles, 3 assists, 2 special-teams tackles; 1 kickoff return, 20 yards
Up next — at Baltimore, 8:20 p.m. Sunday, NBC (WRAZ in Triangle)
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Chazz Surratt, Minnesota Vikings weakside linebacker
34–31 win vs. Green Bay —
Not active for game
Season statistics —
6 games, no statistics
Up next — at San Francisco, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Mitchell Trubisky, Buffalo Bills quarterback
41–15 loss vs. Indianapolis — 3 of 5 passing for 19 yards (8 longest), 1 interception; 6 offensive snaps (11%)
Season statistics — 3 games; 5 of 7 passing for 28 yards (longest 8), 1 interception; 10 rushes for 27 yards (longest 22), 85.4 passer rating
Up next — at New Orleans, 8:20 p.m. Thursday, NBC (WRAL in Triangle)
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Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos running back
Off this weekend
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 — vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m. Sunday, 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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