Pro Heels: NFL Week Three

Pro Heels: NFL Week Three

Photo courtesy Michael Switzer

The third week of the NFL regular season kicked off this past weekend with one Thursday night
game, fourteen Sunday games and one Monday night game.

Nine former Tar Heel football players took the field on Sunday and another two Monday night.


The Seattle Seahawks traveled to Nashville to take on the Tennessee Titans. Naz Jones, an NFL
rookie, had one tackle for the Seahawks while veteran Da’Norris Searcy had one assist for the
Titans. The Tennessee Titans finished with a 33-27 defeat of the Seahawks.


Eric Ebron and the Lions took on the Atlanta Falcons in Detroit. In a close game, Ebron finished
with two catches for nine yards as the Falcons defeated the Lions.

Cincinnati Bengal Giovani Bernard played at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers.
Bernard had 27 rushing yards and 12 receiving yards with one touchdown as the Packers beat the
Bengals in overtime.

The Raiders visited Zach Brown and Washington. Brown helped bring the home team a victory with his five total tackles and five assists.

Tre Boston had two tackles against the Kansas City Chiefs as the Los Angeles Chargers picked
up their third consecutive loss.

Connor Barth and the Chicago Bears played the Pittsburgh Steelers at home. Barth made one 24-
yard field goal, missed a 47-yard field goal, and went 2-for-2 on extra point attempts. The Bears
pulled out a win in overtime against the Steelers.

In the New York Jets’ 20-6 win over the Miami Dolphins, Jets linebacker Bruce Carter had two
assists.

The Carolina Panthers played at home in Charlotte against the New Orleans Saints. Julius
Peppers finished with four tackles, three assists, and two and a half sacks in the Panthers’ 34-13
loss to the Saints. Peppers, who stayed in the locker room during the national anthem, spoke to reporters after the game.

As of this writing —in the fourth quarter of Monday night's game— Ryan Switzer had three touches on special teams for the Cowboys, an 18-yard kick return and three punt returns totaling 27 yards.