Tar Heels in NFL: Saturday’s Colts lose on late Eagles TD; Hollins goes viral for two celebrations

By R.L. Bynum

Jeff Saturday didn’t get a victory in his second game as the Indianapolis Colts interim coach, thanks to mistakes, penalties and missed chances. Still, they gave the NFC East-leading Philadelphia Eagles a good game.

A week after his Colts stopped the Las Vegas Raiders as they tried to score a late, game-winning touchdown, Indianapolis couldn’t get it done against the Eagles (9–1).

After the Colts took a 16–10 lead on a Chase McLaughlin 37-yard field goal with 4:37 left, Jalen Hurts won the game for Philadelphia on a 7-yard touchdown run with 1:20 left as the Eagles won 17–16 on Sunday.

“That’s a tough one,” Saturday said after his home debut. “We had everything in front of us but didn’t execute enough to get the win. Disappointing loss, obviously. Just too many mistakes. Too many penalties, too many negative plays and missing kicks. You just can’t play a team that good and give them that many opportunities. We just left them in the game, and they ultimately made one more play than we did.”

Indianapolis (4–6–1) never trailed until Hurts’ late score.

Linebacker Robert Quinn played only 10 defensive snaps off the bench for the Eagles and had no statistics.


Mack Hollins had six catches for 52 yards in the Las Vegas Raiders’ 22–16 overtime road victory over Denver. He went viral after Davante Adams’ 35-yard touchdown reception in overtime won the game by waving at Broncos players and saying, “Bye, bitch.”

He also went viral earlier in the game for celebrating a 31-yard Adams touchdown reception in the second quarter while the pass was still in the air.

Hollins played all 66 offensive snaps, one defensive snap and two special-teams snaps.


Running back Michael Carter rushed for 19 yards on eight carries in the New York Jets’ 10–3 loss at New England.


In Washington’s 23–10 win at Houston, wide receiver Dyami Brown played off the bench with no statistics in nine total snaps. Linebacker Cole Holcomb missed his fourth consecutive game with a foot injury and quarterback Sam Howell didn’t play.

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Safety M.J. Stewart Jr. had two tackles, one assist and two special-teams tackles for the Texans in 39 total snaps, and offensive lineman Charlie Heck played two special-teams snaps.


Jalen Dalton had one assist for Atlanta playing 40 total snaps in a 27–24 win at Chicago to move Coach Arthur Smith’s Falcons a half-game out of first place in the NFC South at 5–6.


In the New York Giants’ 31–18 home loss to Detroit, linebacker Tomon Fox had one tackle in 39 total snaps and offensive lineman Joshua Ezeudu played 39 total snaps off the bench.


New Orleans Saints tackle James Hurst missed their 27–20 home win over the Los Angeles Rams with a concussion suffered in the third quarter last weekend.


Mitchell Trubisky didn’t play for Pittsburgh for the fourth consecutive game, this time in a 37–30 home loss to Cincinnati.

Dyami Brown, Washington Commanders wide receiver
Age 23 | 6–0, 195 | second NFL season | UNC 2018–20

23–10 win at Houston Played off bench, no targets; 6 offensive snaps (9%), 3 special-teams snaps (11%)
Season statistics — 8 games, 4 catches on 11 targets for 126 yards (31.5 average, 75 longest), 2 TDs; 1 special-teams assist
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday vs. Atlanta, Fox
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Michael Carter, New York Jets running back
Age 23 | 5–8, 201 | second NFL season | UNC 2017–20

10–3 loss at New England Started; 8 carries, 19 yards (8 longest); 1 catch on 2 targets, -2 yards; 36 offensive snaps (57%), 2 special-teams snaps (7%)
Season statistics —
10 games, 8 starts; 112 carries, 349 yards (25 longest, 3.1 average), 3 TDs; 26 catches on 33 targets, 188 yards (37 longest, 7.2 average)
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday vs. Chicago, Fox
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Jalen Dalton, Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle
Age 25 | 6–6, 300 | third NFL season | UNC 2015–18

27–24 win vs. Chicago 1 assist; 34 defensive snaps (49%), 6 special-teams snaps (22%)
Season statistics —
4 games, 3 tackles, 4 assists
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday at Washington, Fox
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Joshua Ezeudu, New York Giants offensive lineman
Age 23 | 6–4, 308 | rookie NFL season | UNC 2018–21

31–18 loss vs. Detroit — Played off the bench; 37 offensive snaps (49%), 2 special-teams snaps (8%)
Season statistics — 10 games, 2 starts; Through 9 games: 245 offensive snaps, 136 special-teams snaps
Up next —
4:30 p.m. Thursday at Dallas, Fox
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Tomon Fox, New York Giants linebacker
Age 24 | 6–3, 260 | rookie NFL season | UNC 2016–21

31–18 loss vs. Detroit — Played off the bench; 37 defensive snaps (49%), 2 special-teams snaps (8%)
Season statistics — 10 games, 2 starts; 7 tackles, 6 assists, 1 sack
Up next — 4:30 p.m. Thursday at Dallas, Fox
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Charlie Heck, Houston Texans left tackle
Age 26 | 6–8, 311 | third NFL season | UNC 2015–19

23–10 loss vs. Washington Played 2 special-teams snaps (7%)
Season statistics — 10 games, 1 start; 16 offensive snaps, 30 special-teams snaps
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday at Miami, CBS
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Cole Holcomb, Washington Commanders middle linebacker
Age 26 | 6–1, 240 | fourth NFL season| UNC 2015–18

23–10 win at Houston Missed fourth consecutive game with a foot injury
Season statistics — 7 games, 7 starts; 37 tackles, 32 assists
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday vs. Atlanta, Fox
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Mack Hollins, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver
Age 29 | 6–4, 221 | sixth NFL season | UNC 2013–16

22–16 OT win at Denver — Started; 6 catches on 9 targets, 52 yards (18 longest), 11.2 fantasy points; 66 offensive snaps (100%), 1 defensive snap (2%), 2 special-teams snaps (7%)
Season statistics — 9 games, 7 starts; 1 of 1 passing, 4 yards; 1 rush, 0 yards, 33 catches on 50 targets, 383 yards (11.6 average, 60 longest), 2 TDs
Up next — 4:05 p.m. Sunday at Seattle, CBS
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Sam Howell, Washington Commanders quarterback
Age 22 | 6–1, 220 | rookie NFL season |UNC 2019–21

23–10 win at Houston Didn’t play
Season statistics — Hasn’t played
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday vs. Atlanta, Fox
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James Hurst, New Orleans Saints tackle
Age 30 | 6–5, 310 | ninth NFL season | UNC 2010–13

27–20 win vs. Los Angeles Rams Missed game with concussion
Season statistics — 10 games; 10 starts, 1 fumble recovery, 1 tackle on an interception return; 621 offensive snaps, 26 special-teams snaps
Up next — 4:25 p.m. Sunday at San Francisco, Fox
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Robert Quinn, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end
Age 32 | 6–4, 245 | 12th NFL season | UNC 2008–09

17–16 win at Indianapolis Played off the bench, no statistics; 10 defensive snaps (15%)
Season statistics —
11 games, 7 starts; 8 tackles (1 for a loss), 2 assists, 1 sack
Up next — 8:20 p.m. Sunday vs. Green Bay, NBC
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M.J. Stewart Jr., Houston Texans safety
Age 27 | 5–11, 200 | fifth NFL season | UNC 2014–17

23–10 loss vs. Washington 2 tackles, 1 assist, 2 special-teams tackles; 16 defensive snaps (24%), 23 special-teams snaps (85%)
Season statistics —
8 games; 6 tackles, 2 assists, 7 special-teams tackles, 3 special-teams assists
Up next —
1 p.m. Sunday at Miami, CBS
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Mitchell Trubisky, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
Age 28 | 6–2, 220 | sixth NFL season | UNC 2014–16

37–30 loss vs. Cincinnati — Didn’t play
Season statistics — 5 games, 4 starts; 78 of 138, 797 yards (36 longest), 3 TDs, 2 INTs, 5 sacks; 13 rushes, 29 yards
Up next — 8:15 p.m. Monday at Indianapolis, ESPN
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Out for the season

Running back Javonte Williams, Denver (torn ACL in right knee); 4 games, 4 starts; 47 carries, 204 yards (4.3 average, 17 longest); 16 catches on 22 targets, 76 yards (4.8 average, 13 longest)

On injured reserve

Running back Giovani Bernard, ankle injury, Tampa Bay (hasn’t played in regular season)
Running back Ty Chandler, Minnesota, broken thumb (2 games, 1 special-team assist)

On practice squads

Fullback Jake Bargas, Miami Dolphins (signed Nov. 9; released in camp first by Vikings, then by Bears)
Defensive tackle Aaron Crawford, New York Giants (signed Nov. 9; Ravens released him during training cap)
Cornerback Kyler McMichael, Buffalo
Linebacker Chazz Surratt, New York Jets (released by Minnesota)

Signed to practice squad, then released

Wide receiver Dazz Newsome, Kansas City (released earlier in camp by Chicago)

Released during camp and unsigned

Linebacker Jeremiah Gemmel, Denver (earlier by San Francisco)
Wide receiver Austin Proehl, New York Giants
Offensive tackle Jordan Tucker, Pittsburgh
Released from injured reserve with settlements
Tight end Bug Howard, Tampa Bay

Released after Week 3

Running back Antonio Williams, New York Giants

Released after Week 5

Linebacker Andre Smith, Buffalo Bills (hasn’t played; served a suspension for violating NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy)

Released after Week 6

Defensive back Myles Dorn, Minnesota Vikings (3 games, 1 assist)

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