Why is Jets OLB Quinton Coples playing less and less?A curious pattern is developing with the Jets' defense—and, no, this isn't another disquisition on the unit's inability to get off the field because it keeps failing to make stops on third down. Outside linebacker Quinton Coples, the Jets' 2012 first-round draft pick, has seen his playing time decrease substantially in the last two games. (NJ.com)
ACC helmet stickers: Week 9UNC WR Mack Hollins: If you are only going to touch the ball three times over the course of a game, you better make the most of each opportunity. How do two touchdowns, 120 yards and the game-clinching onside-kick recovery sound for opportunistic? UNC QB Mitch Trubisky: Speaking of making something out of relatively nothing, how about the Heels’ backup quarterback? (ESPN.com)
Video: Mack Hollins, Nazair Jones Post-Virginia InterviewsMack Hollins and Nazair Jones discuss North Carolina's 28-27 win over Virginia on Saturday in Charlottesville.
Ravens cut Ryan TaylorThe Ravens have promoted tight end Phillip Supernaw from the practice squad to the active roster and cut tight end Ryan Taylor. Taylor was previously with the Green Bay Packers. Supernaw has recovered from a hamstring injury that sidelined him against the Indianapolis Colts. (Baltimore Sun)
Crazy fourth quarter decided the North Carolina-Virginia gameNorth Carolina coach Larry Fedora had the right idea when he described the final five minutes against Virginia as wild and hectic. Other adjectives that work: Improbable. Crazy. Insane. Head-scratching ... You get the idea. (ESPN.com)
Video: Best of UNC's Marquise Williams vs VirginiaCheck out an unbelievable performance by UNC quarterback Marquise Williams. Williams threw for 259 yards and scored 3 total touchdowns including a 52-yard rushing touchdown as the Tar Heels beat Virginia 28-27. Courtesy of the ACC Digital Network.
Giovani Bernard hates NFL fantasy footballGiovani Bernard doesn't care about your fantasy team. The Cincinnati Bengals running back certainly wants to do well and understands how he performs on a weekly basis affects a lot of other people. He just doesn't seem to have a whole lot of sympathy for fantasy owners, especially since entering the NFL. (Bleacher Report)
WR Dwight Jones assigned to Arena League's Arizona RattlersThe world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned wide receiver Dwight Jones for the 2015 Arena Football League season. This will be Jones' first season in the AFL. After playing four seasons at UNC, the 6-foot-4, 225-pound Jones signed in 2012 as an undrafted rookie free agent with the NFL's Houston Texans. He most recently spent time with the NFL's New York Jets. (KPHO.com)
Turner's Take: Finding a WayVirginia should have beaten Carolina on Saturday. The Cavaliers dominated time of possession by more than a quarter, ran 23 more plays and rushed for 60 more yards than the Tar Heels. UNC, meanwhile, did not snap the ball inside the Virginia 20-yard line until fewer than six minutes remained in the game. And yet, when the final whistle blew, it was the Tar Heels who had a 28-27 win. (GoHeels.com)
UNC-UVa: Larry Fedora Postgame QuotesLarry Fedora: “What a game. I give those guys credit on the other side; they played a heck of a football game. We were fortunate to find a way to win. I’m proud of our kids because they did find a way to win. We did not play a really good game in probably any of the phases, but we made enough plays to win a football game and that’s what it boils down to.” (Inside Carolina)
'Wild, Hectic' Finish For UNCVirginia appeared on the verge of taking a commanding lead over North Carolina with less than seven minutes to play on Saturday. The Tar Heels rallied with game-changing plays in all three phases to notch their first road win of the season. (Inside Carolina)
Poor coaching dooms Virginia in loss to North CarolinaThe fourth-quarter clock was winding down and, leading by six, the Cavaliers had a first down in Tar Heels' territory. This was it. This was the season's swing game, and Virginia was going to remain atop the ACC's Coastal Division and move within a victory of the bowl eligibility. Then came an unraveling, one that will live in infamy and lead any obituaries the season might require. UNC 28, Virginia 27. (Daily Press)
Bizarre final minutes lead to UNC winThe win wasn't pretty, not by any means. But there were moments of triumph. The defense, much maligned since the season's start, held Virginia to just three points and 130 yards of total offense in the second half. The special teams was responsible for two big punts in the fourth quarter, pinning the Cavaliers at the one and two yard lines on back-to-back punts. (Carolina Blue)
UNC over UVA: From walk-on to standout, Mack Hollins excelsUNC coach Larry Fedora said that no one on North Carolina was going to say he played a great game in UNC’s 28-27 win over Virginia Saturday — except for sophomore Mack Hollins. The former walk-on caught two long touchdown passes in the first half, helped field two punts inside the 2 in the second half and then grabbed a surprise onside kick with four minutes left. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Video: Larry Fedora Post-Virginia InterviewNorth Carolina coach Larry Fedora shares his thoughts on the Tar Heels' thrilling 28-27 victory over Virginia in Charlottesville on October 25, 2014.
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