Sunday, November 13, 2011

UNC Pros NFL Week 10 Recap

Another great week of NFL football and some former Tar Heels came up big on the defensive side of the ball.  Here is how some former Heels played.

Gerald Sensabaugh:  Sensabaugh had a good game as the Cowboys steam rolled the Buffalo Bills.  He forced and recovered a Fred Jackson fumble.  He also chipped in with 5 tackles.  Dallas improves to 5-4 and positions themselves for a late season run at the NFC East title.
Sensabaugh forcing a Fred Jackson turnover
(By: Tony Gutierrez/AP)

Jesse Holley:  Holley caught his first pass since Week 2 of the season.  The 25 yard reception early in the game helped set up a touchdown pass to Dez Bryant from Tony Romo.

Greg Little:  Little had a big role in what offense the Browns could produce in a 13-12 loss to the St. Louis Rams.  Little had 6 catches (on 6 targets, a team high) for 84 yards and also ran the ball once for a 10 yard gain.

Hakeem Nicks:  Nicks, who was questionable for the game against the 49ers, had 2 catches (on 4 targets) for 41 yards, including a 32 yard Touchdown.  Nicks was quiet for most of the day until the touchdown reception in the 4th Quarter cutting San Francisco's lead to 7 points.  The Giants fall to 6-3, 1 game ahead of the Dallas Cowboys, who the Giants will play twice in the final 4 weeks of the seasons.

*On a non football note Hakeem Nicks is safe after a gunman opened fire in a New York City nightclub.  Nicks was in attendance with fellow teammates Victor Cruz, Aaron Ross, Antrel Rolle and Chris Canty.  NBA players Carlos Boozer, John Wall, Chris Duhon, Russel Westbrook and Kemba Walker was in attendance as well as Hollywood actor Ryan Phillippe.  Nicks appeared to not be present at the time of the shooting said his agent via Twitter.

Julius Peppers hit on Calvin Johnson (Getty Images)
Julius Peppers:  If Calvin Johnson is Megatron, Peppers should be called Optimus Prime.  Peppers hit Johnson early in the first quarter to force a turnover that would lead to a Matt Forte 6 yard touchdown.  He also helped put pressure on Matt Stafford and recorded his sixth sack of the season.  Peppers and the Bears improved to 6-3 on the year.

Brandon Tate:  Had a decent day in the returning game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Tate averaged 28 yards on kickoff and 11 yards on punt returns.  Unfortunately it was not enough as the Bengals lose to the Steelers and fall to 6-3.  Tate continues to show improvement this season in the return game.

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