Tar Heels in NFL: Quinn sets Bears’ sack record; Carter starts fast but gets hurt; Holcomb has big day

By R.L. Bynum

Robert Quinn made history in Chicago’s 29–3 home victory Sunday over the New York Giants.

He recorded his 18th sack of the season to break the Bears’ single-season record of Hall of Famer Richard Dent, who recorded 17½ in 1984.

“It’s an honor,” Quinn said. “I just have to make sure I keep building my resume the right way. At the end of the day, I just keep doing my job.”

Quinn, who added a tackle and a forced fumble in the game, said that fans behind the bench kept reminding him that he was one sack away.

“People wouldn’t let me forget about it,” Quinn said. “ ‘Get it! Get it!’ I’m just [thinking], ‘Can you let me get it and then we’ll talk about it.’ … I was trying to just brush it off and play football.”

For the record sack in the fourth quarter, he brought down former N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon for an eight-yard loss.

“I’m at a loss for words,” he said. “Again, I’m just doing my job. I’m out there with my brothers and just doing what I can to make the most of our opportunities.”

With 100.5 career sacks, he is one of 39 players with at least 100 since it became a statistic in 1982. That group includes Julius Peppers, Lawrence Taylor and William Fuller.


Michael Carter got off to a hot start with a 55-yard run in the first minute of the New York Jets’ 28–24 home loss to the Tampa Bay Bucs, but his day was cut short.

After catching a short pass up the middle from Zach Wilson for nine yards with 4:55 left in the opening quarter, he suffered a concussion and didn’t return.

Carter, who took a snap in the Wildcat on one play, finished with three carries for 54 yards and that catch came on his only target.


In Washington’s 20–16 home loss to Philadelphia, linebacker Cole Holcomb had five tackles and six assists. He had a nice tackle of Bart Scott on a third-and-goal at the Washington 2 in the third quarter.

Dyami Brown had one catch for 25 yards for Washington.


Javonte Williams had 30 yards on four carries and one catch for two yards in Denver’s 34–13 road loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He was limited in practice last week with a knee issue.

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In Pittsburgh’s 26–14 Monday night victory over Cleveland, M.J. Stewart again started for the Browns, collecting two tackles, two assists and two special-teams tackles. The Steelers’ Eric Ebron missed his sixth consecutive game with a knee injury.


James Hurst started at left tackle in New Orleans’ 18–10 home win over Carolina.


Charlies Heck started at right tackle for Houston in the Texans’ 23–7 loss at San Francisco.

Giovani Bernard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back
28–24 win at New York Jets — On injured reserve with hip injury
Season statistics —
12 games, 8 rushes, 58 yards (24 longest); 23 catches, 123 yards, 3 TDs, 1 fumble; 1 kickoff return for 18 yards; 2 punt returns, 7 yards
Up next — vs. Carolina, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox (WRAZ in Triangle)
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Dyami Brown, Washington wide receiver
20–16 loss vs. Philadelphia —
1 catch on 1 target, 25 yards; 1 special-teams tackle; 7 offensive snaps (11%), 7 special-teams snaps (32%)
Season statistics — 14 games, 12 receptions on 25 targets, 165 yards (13.8 average; longest 48 yards); 1 rush for -4 yards
Up next —
at New York Giants, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Michael Carter, New York Jets running back
28–24 loss vs. Tampa Bay — Started; 3 carries, 54 yards (55 longest); 1 catch on 1 target, 9 yards; 8 offensive snaps (13%)
Season statistics — 13 games, 138 carries, 620 yards (4.5 average, longest 55), 4 TDs; 36 receptions on 52 targets, 325 yards (9.0 average; longest 23)
Up next —
at Buffalo, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS

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Myles Dorn, Minnesota Vikings safety
37–10 loss at Green Bay —
Played, no statistics; 12 special-teams snaps (44%)
Season statistics —
8 games, 1 special-teams assist
Up next — vs. Chicago, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers tight end
26–14 win vs. Cleveland —
On injured reserve: Missed sixth consecutive game with knee injury
Season statistics — 8 games, 12 receptions, 84 yards (7.0 average, longest 19), 1 TD; 1 rush, 1 yard, 1 TD
Up next — at Baltimore, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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Charlie Heck, Houston Texans right tackle
23–7 loss at San Francisco —
Started; 67 offensive snaps (100%), 2 special-teams snaps (8%)
Season statistics — 14 games, 12 starts; 709 offensive snaps, 41 special-teams snaps
Up next — vs. Tennessee, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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Cole Holcomb, Washington outside linebacker
20–16 loss vs. Philadelphia
Started; 5 tackles, 6 assists; 61 defensive snaps (100%)
Season statistics — 15 games, 77 tackles, 54 assists, 2 tackles for losses, 2 interceptions, 1 TD, 1 sack, 2 forced fumbles, 1 recovered fumble
Up next —
at New York Giants, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Mack Hollins, Miami Dolphins wide receiver
34–3 loss at Tennessee —
0 catches on 1 target; 12 offensive snaps (19%), 14 special-teams snaps (54%)
Season statistics — 16 games, 14 catches on 27 targets, 223 yards (15.9 average, 65 longest), 4 TDs; 5 special-teams tackles; 1 tackle
Up next —
vs. New England, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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James Hurst, New Orleans Saints tackle
18–10 win vs. Carolina
Started at left tackle; 58 offensive snaps (100%), 6 special-teams snaps (22%)
Season statistics — 13 games; 11 starts; 724 offensive snaps, 52 special-teams snaps
Up next —
at Atlanta, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Dazz Newsome, Chicago Bears wide receiver
29–3 win vs. New York Giants —
Not active for the game
Season statistics — 2 games, 1 catch, 10 yards
Up next —
at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Robert Quinn, Chicago Bears outside linebacker
29–3 win vs. New York Giants — Started; 1 tackle, 1 sack for 7 yards, 1 forced fumble; 42 defensive snaps (75%)
Season statistics — 15 games, 38 tackles, 10 assists, 18 sacks, 16 tackles for losses, 11 QB hits, 4 forced fumbles
Up next —
at Minnesota, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Andre Smith, Buffalo Bills weakside linebacker
29–15 win vs. Atlanta — Played, no statistics; 13 special-teams snaps (68%)
Season statistics — 13 games, 4 tackles, 5 assists, 3 special-teams tackles, 4 special-teams assists
Up next —
vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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M.J. Stewart Jr., Cleveland Browns defensive back
26–14 loss at Pittsburgh —
Started; 2 tackles, 2 assists, 2 passes defended, 2 special-teams tackles; 80 defensive snaps (99%), 15 special-teams snaps (48%)
Season statistics — 12 games, 33 tackles, 9 assists, 3 passes defended, 2 tackles for losses, 1 forced fumble, 6 special-teams tackles, 1 pass breakup; 1 kickoff return, 20 yards
Up next — vs. Cincinnati, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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Chazz Surratt, Minnesota Vikings weakside linebacker
37–10 loss at Green Bay —
Played, no statistics; 10 special-teams snaps (37%)
Season statistics —
8 games, no statistics
Up next — vs. Chicago, 1 p.m. Sunday, Fox
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Mitchell Trubisky, Buffalo Bills quarterback
29–15 win vs. Atlanta — Didn’t  play
Season statistics — 5 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 — vs. New York Jets, 1 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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Javonte Williams, Denver Broncos running back
34–13 loss at Los Angeles Chargers —
14 carries, 30 yards (7 longest); 1 catch on 1 target, 2 yards; 30 offensive snaps (50%)
Season statistics — 16 games, 191 carries, 857 yards (4.5 average; longest 49 yards), 4 TDs; 41 catches on 50 targets, 298 yards (7.3 average, 42 longest), 1 TD
Up next — vs. Kansas City, 4:25 p.m. Sunday, CBS
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On practice squads
Jake Bargas, Minnesota Vikings fullback
Austin Proehl, Buffalo Bills 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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