Gators in the NFL: Dunlap scores game-winning TD

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Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) breaks away from Indianapolis Colts offensive tackle Joe Haeg, right, to score a touchdown on an interception in the second half in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Frank Victores)

Carlos Dunlap came up with the second interception of his NFL career Sunday after he tipped Jacoby Brissett’s pass at the line of scrimmage, caught it and took it 16 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter of a 24-23 home win over the Indianapolis Colts.

Dunlap led the Bengals in pass deflections last year with 15 and continues to wreak havoc in the passing lanes with his six-foot, seven-inch frame.

Linebacker Jon Bostic had eight total tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery on the other side for the Colts. The recovery came in the third quarter when rookie running back Joe Mixon fumbled for the second straight game. Antonio Morrison also tallied eight tackles for the Colts.

Around the NFL, Defensive end Jonathan Bullard tallied three tackles and forced a fumble against former Alabama running back Mark Ingram in a 20-12 loss to New Orleans.

Vernon Hargreaves moved to outside corner this week against Carolina due to injuries in the Bucs secondary. Hargreaves had six total tackles, one for a loss and two pass deflections while holding Cam Newton to his lowest passing total of the season, but the Bucs fell to Carolina 17-3.

Strong Safety Keanu Neal continues his hitting streak, recording nine tackles in Atlanta’s 25-20 win over the Jets, making it four straight games with at least seven tackles.

Running back Mike Gillislee ran for 34 yards on 11 carries for New England as they took care of the L.A. Chargers 21-13. Gillislee shares the backfield in New England with three other capable running backs and averages just over ten carries a game. He has gone over 50 yards rushing in just two games this season.

Washington tight end Jordan Reed is expected to miss next week’s game against the Seahawks due to a hamstring injury suffered in the first half against the Cowboys. Reed caught just one ball for five yards while teammate Quentin Dunbar had two tackles and two pass deflections from his cornerback position in a 33-19 loss to Dallas.

The Vikings claimed running back Mack Brown off waivers from the Redskins.

Joe Haden had two tackles and a pass defense for Pittsburgh in its 20-15 win over Detroit on Sunday Night Football.

Tight end Trey Burton brought in two passes from quarterback Carson Wentz totaling 21 yards in a 33-10 win over San Francisco.


NOTE: 

This Gators in The NFL list only includes the players who finished their college careers at UF and didn’t transfer to finish up elsewhere.

Arizona Cardinals 
D.J. Humphries (T)
Earl Okine (DE) — Practice Squad
Atlanta Falcons 
Keanu Neal (SS)
Brian Poole (DB)
Joey Ivie (DE) — Practice Squad                               
Buffalo Bills                                                               
Deonte Thompson (WR)
Carolina Panthers 
Bryan Cox Jr. (DE)
Chicago Bears 
Jonathan Bullard (DT)
Cincinnati Bengals 
Carlos Dunlap (DE)
Cleveland Browns 
Caleb Brantley (DT)
Dallas Cowboys 
Chaz Green (T)
Denver Broncos 
Max Garcia (G)
Detroit Lions 
Jarrad Davis (LB)
Teez Tabor (CB)
Houston Texans 
Chris Thompson (WR)
Indianapolis Colts
Jon Bostic (LB)
Quincy Wilson (CB)
Antonio Morrison (ILB)
Matt Jones (RB)
Jacksonville Jaguars 
Dante Fowler Jr. (DE)
Lerentee McCray (DE)
Kansas City Chiefs 
Demarcus Robinson (WR)
Los Angeles Rams 
Dominique Easley (DT) — Injured reserve
Miami Dolphins
Mike Pouncey (C)
Minnesota Vikings                                                                                                   Mack Brown (RB)
Sharrif Floyd (DT) — Injured Reserve
New England Patriots
Mike Gillislee (RB)
New Orleans Saints 
Alex Anzalone (LB) — Injured Reserve
New York Giants 
Jon Halapio (OT)
New York Jets
Jonotthan Harrison (C)
Marcus Maye (S)
Oakland Raiders 
Reggie Nelson (DB)
David Sharpe (OT)
Philadelphia Eagles 
Trey Burton (TE)
Jaylen Watkins (DB)                                                                                                      Caleb Sturgis (K) — Injured Reserve                                                                          Alex McCalister (DE) — Injured Reserve
Pittsburgh Steelers 
Marcus Gilbert (T)
Maurkice Pouncey (C)
Joe Haden (CB)
Jake McGee (TE) — Practice Squad
San Francisco 49ers
Trent Brown (T)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Vernon Hargreaves (CB)
Justin Trattou (DE) — Injured reserve
Washington Redskins 
Quinton Dunbar (CB)
Jordan Reed (TE)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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