It was another fantastic week for Terps in the National Football League, as former Maryland stars scored touchdowns, racked up tackles, notched interceptions and posted sacks.
Safety Sean Davis was everywhere in the Pittsburgh Steelers’ dramatic 39-38 win over the Baltimore Ravens, posting career-highs in tackles (12) and solo tackles (8). Davis also intercepted his second pass of the season and returned it 35 yards. Darrius Heyward-Bey also made a special teams tackle in the game.
Veteran wideout Torrey Smith had a massive performance in the first place Philadelphia Eagles’ victory over the Rams, posting six catches for 100 yards. It was Smith’s biggest game since posting six catches for 120 yards on Sept. 20, 2015 as a member of the San Francisco 49ers.
Smith is closing in on some major career milestones, needing one more catch for 300 and 71 more receiving yards for 5,000.
Vernon Davis found the end zone for the 59th time in his illustrious 12-year career in the Redskins’ loss to the Chargers. Davis finished with two catches for 26 yards as he posted his second score of the season. A.J. Francis also had a tackle in the game.
Davis is among the the NFC's leaders in receiving yards among tight ends with 568 yards.
Yannick Ngakoue continues to make a major impact on the surging Jacksonville Jaguars, who lead the AFC South with a 9-4 record after a key win over Seattle. Ngakoue posted another sack in the win, while his former teammate, Quinton Jefferson, had two tackles for the Seahawks.
Nagkoue remains the NFL’s leader in forced fumbles (6), while being tied for fifth in sacks with the Ravens’ Terrell Suggs (11.0).
Stefon Diggs posted six catches for 64 yards in the Vikings’ 31-24 loss to the Panthers. It was the third-most catches in a game for Diggs this season, and most since catching eight balls against the Buccaneers in Week 3.
Trey Edmunds had a special teams tackle in the Saints’ 20-17 loss to the Falcons on Thursday Night Football.