A week after setting his career high in tackles, Titans rookie linebacker Zach Brown recorded another career first on Sunday. Brown registered four tackles and had the first interception of his NFL career, picking off a Ryan Tannehill pass and returning it 47 yards in the fourth quarter of the Titans' 37-3 victory. On the offensive side of the ball, Giants wide receiver Hakeem Nicks had his best game since returning from injury, leading New York in receptions, yards, and targets. Nicks caught 9 balls on 14 targets for 75 yards in the Giants' 31-13 loss to the Bengals.
Other former Tar Heels in action this weekend include:
Marvin Austin, NY Giants - The third year pro was inactive for the Giants' week ten matchup. New York fell to the Bengals 31-13.
Connor Barth, Tampa Bay - Barth contributed 10 of the Buccaneers 34 points, connecting on all four extra points and field goals of 40 and 45 yards.
Bruce Carter, Dallas - Carter led the Cowboys in tackles for the second consecutive week, logging 10 stops in a win over the Eagles. Two of his tackles went for a loss, and he now has 56 takedowns on the year.
Quinton Coples, NY Jets - The sixteenth overall pick in this years' draft continues to round into form. He made two stops from his defensive end position on the day, including one in the backfield. He also registered a hit on the quarterback.
Shaun Draughn, Kansas City - Draughn and the Chiefs will take on fellow Tar Heel Greg Warren and the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday Night Football.
Vonnie Holliday, Arizona - The Cardinals drew a week ten bye and will return to action next weekend against the Falcons.
Greg Little, Cleveland - The Browns were also on a bye this weekend, and will travel to Dallas next Sunday.
Michael McAdoo, Baltimore - The Ravens placed McAdoo on injured reserved for the season following Achilles surgery.
Julius Peppers, Chicago - The five time All-Pro was in the backfield often on Sunday night, making four tackles, including his sixth sack of the season. He also had two additional hits on the quarterback in the Bears' 13-6 loss to the Texans.
Robert Quinn, St. Louis - Quinn was also dominant along the defensive line, registering four tackles and 1.5 sacks, giving him 8.5 on the year. He ranks sixth in the league in sacks for the season.
Garrett Reynolds, Atlanta - The Falcons placed Reynolds on injured reserved for the season with a lower back injury. Reynolds started the first six games of the season before getting hurt.
Jeff Saturday, Green Bay - Saturday and the Packers were off this weekend and will look to improve on their 6-3 record against the Lions next Sunday.
Da'Norris Searcy, Buffalo - The Bills fell in a shootout to the Patriots 37-31. Searcy contributed three tackles, all unassisted, in the loss. One of his stops was made behind the line of scrimmage.
Gerald Sensabaugh, Dallas - Sensabaugh also made three tackles from the secondary, as the Cowboys topped the Eagles 38-23. He now has 28 tackles through eight games.
Brandon Tate, Cincinnati - Tate had two kick returns for 24 yards and a single punt return for seven yards. He also had a fumble in the contest.
Ryan Taylor, Green Bay - The Packers had a week ten bye and will face Detroit next weekend.
Cam Thomas, San Diego - The fourth year defensive tackle helped hold the Buccaneers to 74 yards on the ground with a 3.4 yard average. On the season, Thomas has five tackles.
Greg Warren, Pittsburgh - Warren and the Steelers will be showcased on Monday Night Football against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Johnny White, Green Bay - Along with Jeff Saturday and Ryan Taylor, White and the rest of the Packers had the weekend off.
TJ Yates, Houston - Yates and the Texans improved to 8-1 on the season after defeating the Chicago Bears 13-6.