Carolina's week five in the NFL culminated with Monday Night Football, as Mitch Trubisky made his debut as the starting quarterback of the Chicago Bears. Trubisky finished 12-for-25 for 128 yards with one touchdown and one interception in his debut, plus a tricky two-point conversion score. In addition, Bears kicker Connor Barth made one extra point attempt.
Bruce Carter had two assists in the New York Jets’ close defeat of the Cleveland Browns.
Tre Boston and the Los Angeles Chargers travelled to New York to take on the Giants. Boston had an incredible night as he intercepted Eli Manning’s pass with a little less than 50 seconds left in the game. Boston’s interception sealed the deal for the Los Angeles Chargers as they beat the Giants 27-22. Boston finished with the interception, four tackles, and one assist.
With an injured Cardinals pass-rusher, Kareem Martin had the opportunity to take the field much more as the Cardinals took on the Philadelphia Eagles. In a tough loss, Martin had two tackles, one assist, and one tackle for loss.
The Buffalo Bills also had an injured player, which allowed another Pro Heel to receive more playing time. Brandon Tate finally took the field on Sunday in Cincinnati against the Bengals. Tate had 25 receiving yards, a 40-yard punt return, and scored the only touchdown for the Bills.
On the other side of the field, Giovani Bernard took the field for the Bengals and finished with 2 rushing yards and 30 receiving yards.
The Carolina Panthers visited the Lions in Detroit. Panthers’ defensive end Julius Peppers finished with two tackles, one sack, and one tackle for loss while Lions’ tight end Eric Ebron finished with six receiving yards.
Sylvester Williams and Da’Norris Searcy played against the Miami Dolphins. Williams had one tackle and Searcy had two tackles and three assists in the Titans’ loss.
The Seattle Seahawks and Naz Jones went to Los Angeles to take on the Rams and Robert Quinn. Jones finished the game with two tackles and one assist. Quinn finished with two tackles, one assist, and one sack as the Seahawks beat the Rams 16-10.