Tar Heels in NFL: Hollins catches TD pass, flaps for Seahawks fans in OT win; Carter sprains ankle

By R.L. Bynum

Mack Hollins is having fun, and his Las Vegas Raiders are figuring out a way to win.

Hollins had four catches for 63 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown reception, as the Raiders won in overtime for the second consecutive week, this time 40–34 at Seattle.

Josh Jacobs had the biggest game for Las Vegas with a franchise-record 229 rushing yards and two scores, but Hollins gave it to the Seahawks fans as Jacobs ran for the game-ending 86-yard touchdown run.

Hollins was flapping his arms, presumably like a Seahawk, as he watched Jacobs run the Raiders (4–7) to a victory.


Michael Carter had six carries for 21 yards and two receptions for 15 yards before leaving the New York Jets’ 31–10 home win over Chicago with a sprained ankle. He played only 19 snaps.


Washington placed linebacker Cole Holcomb on injured reserve Friday with a foot sprain. Despite missing the previous four games, Holcomb, who started the first seven games, still led the Commanders in tackles at 69 entering Sunday’s game.

The Commanders won at home against Atlanta 19–13, with Dyami Brown catching the only pass targeted to him for 17 yards in 14 snaps. Sam Howell didn’t play. Defensive tackle Jalen Dalton missed the game for the Falcons with a toe injury.


In the New York Giants’ 28–20 Thursday loss at Dallas, Tomon Fox had one assist in 34 total snaps. Offensive lineman Joshua Ezeudu wasn’t active for the game because of a neck injury.

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Tampa Bay activated Giovani Bernard from injured reserve last week but didn’t play him in the Bucs’ 23–17 loss at Cleveland. He hasn’t played this season while recovering from an ankle injury.


Safety M.J. Stewart Jr. had two tackles and recovered a fumble for Houston in the Texans’ 30–15 loss at Miami in 44 total snaps. Offensive lineman Charlie Heck played one offensive snap and one special-teams snap for Houston.


James Hurst started at left tackle for New Orleans in the Saints’ 13–0 loss at San Francisco and played all 57 offensive snaps.


Linebacker Robert Quinn had another quiet game for Philadelphia, only registering a quarterback hit in the Eagles’ 40–33 home win over Green Bay. He only played 11 snaps.


Mitchell Trubisky didn’t play in Pittsburgh’s 24–17 win Monday night at Indianapolis as Coach Jeff Saturday’s Colts lost their second consecutive game after winning in his debut.

Giovani Bernard, Tampa Bay Bucs running back
Age 31 | 5–9, 205 | 10th NFL season | UNC 2011–12

23–17 loss at Cleveland Active for the first time this season but didn’t play
Up next — 8:15 Monday vs. New Orleans, ESPN, ESPN2


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

19–13 win vs. Atlanta 1 catch on 1 target, 17 yards; 14 offensive snaps (23%)
Season statistics — 9 games, 5 catches on 12 targets for 143 yards (28.6 average, 75 longest), 2 TDs; 1 special-teams assist
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday at New York Giants, Fox


Michael Carter, New York Jets running back
Age 23 | 5–8, 201 | second NFL season | UNC 2017–20

31–10 win vs. Chicago — Started; 6 carries, 21 yards (6 longest); 2 catches on 2 targets, 15 yards; 19 offensive snaps (30%)
Season statistics — 11 games, 9 starts; 99 carries, 370 yards (25 longest, 3.7 average), 3 TDs; 28 catches on 35 targets, 209 yards (37 longest, 7.5 average)
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday at Minnesota, CBS


Jalen Dalton, Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle
Age 25 | 6–6, 300 | third NFL season | UNC 2015–18

19–13 loss at Washington — Not active for the game because of a toe injury
Season statistics — 4 games, 3 tackles, 4 assists
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday vs. Pittsburgh, CBS


Joshua Ezeudu, New York Giants offensive lineman
Age 23 | 6–4, 308 | rookie NFL season | UNC 2018–21

28–20 loss Thursday at Dallas — Wasn’t active for the game because of a neck injury
Season statistics — 10 games, 2 starts; Through 9 games: 245 offensive snaps, 136 special-teams snaps
Up next —
1 p.m. Sunday vs. Washington, Fox


Tomon Fox, New York Giants linebacker
Age 24 | 6–3, 260 | rookie NFL season | UNC 2016–21

28–20 loss Thursday at Dallas — Played off the bench; 1 assist; 21 defensive snaps (28%), 13 special-teams snaps (57%)
Season statistics —
11 games, 2 starts; 7 tackles, 6 assists, 1 sack
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday vs. Washington, Fox


Charlie Heck, Houston Texans left tackle
Age 26 | 6–8, 311 | third NFL season | UNC 2015–19

30–15 loss at Miami — Played off the bench; 1 offensive snap (2%), 1 special-teams snap (3%)
Season statistics — 10 games, 1 start; Through 10 games: 16 offensive snaps, 30 special-teams snaps
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday vs. Cleveland, CBS


Mack Hollins, Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver
Age 29 | 6–4, 221 | sixth NFL season | UNC 2013–16

40–34 OT win at Seattle — Started; 4 catches on 5 targets, 63 yards (36 longest), 1 TD, 16.3 fantasy points; 74 offensive snaps, 4 special-teams snaps (12%)
Season statistics — 10 games, 7 starts; 1 of 1 passing, 4 yards; 1 rush, 0 yards, 36 catches on 55 targets, 468 yards (13.0 average, 60 longest), 2 TDs
Up next — 4:35 p.m. Sunday vs. Los Angeles Chargers, CBS


Sam Howell, Washington Commanders quarterback
Age 22 | 6–1, 220 | rookie NFL season |UNC 2019–21

19–13 win vs. Atlanta Didn’t play
Season statistics — Hasn’t played
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday at New York Giants, Fox


James Hurst, New Orleans Saints tackle
Age 30 | 6–5, 310 | ninth NFL season | UNC 2010–13

13–0 loss at San Francisco — Started at left tackle; 57 offensive snaps (100%)
Season statistics — 11 games; 11 starts, 1 fumble recovery, 1 tackle on an interception return; 678 offensive snaps, 26 special-teams snaps
Up next — 8:15 p.m. Monday at Tampa Bay, ESPN


Robert Quinn, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end
Age 32 | 6–4, 245 | 12th NFL season | UNC 2008–09

40–33 win vs. Green Bay — 1 quarterback hit; 11 defensive snaps (22%)
Season statistics — 12 games, 7 starts; 8 tackles (1 for a loss), 2 assists, 1 sack
Up next — 1 p.m. Sunday vs. Tennessee, Fox


M.J. Stewart Jr., Houston Texans safety
Age 27 | 5–11, 200 | fifth NFL season | UNC 2014–17

30–15 loss at Miami — 2 tackles, 1 fumble recovery; 15 defensive snaps (20%), 29 special-teams snaps (97%)
Season statistics —
9 games; 8 tackles, 2 assists, 1 fumble recovery, 7 special-teams tackles, 3 special-teams assists
Up next —
1 p.m. Sunday vs. Cleveland, CBS


Mitchell Trubisky, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback
Age 28 | 6–2, 220 | sixth NFL season | UNC 2014–16

24–17 win Monday at IndianapolisDidn’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 — 1 p.m. Sunday at Atlanta, CBS


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 Ty Chandler, Minnesota, broken thumb (2 games, 1 special-team assist)
Linebacker Cole Holcomb, Washington, foot injury (7 games, 7 starts; 37 tackles, 32 assists)


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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