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Maryland football in the NFL: Stefon Diggs shines again in Week 2

The wide receiver had a stellar performance in primetime.

After Maryland football had an exciting win on Saturday, some of their alumni decided to bring more fireworks on Sunday. Stefon Diggs led the way once again, with a career performance in prime time. Here’s how Diggs and other former Terps did this week.

Stefon Diggs, WR, and Shaun Hill, QB, Minnesota Vikings

After hauling in over 100 receiving yards in his season debut, Diggs was even better this week. He caught nine passes for 182 yards and a touchdown, and probably made Packers safety Morgan Burnett question why he’s still playing football.

All jokes aside, Diggs has connected with quarterback Sam Bradford in just two weeks, and looks poised for a breakout season.

After starting and getting the win last week, Hill did not see the field Sunday. It looked like he had a shot when Sam Bradford suffered a hand injury in the second quarter, but Bradford returned on the next series.

Torrey Smith, WR, San Francisco 49ers

After a disappointing start to the season, Smith hauled in 3 passes for 55 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown to give the 49ers the lead late in the second quarter. This lead lasted all of 22 seconds, and the Panthers went on to beat the 49ers 46-27.

Smith is getting looks from Blaine Gabbert, as he was targeted 10 times.

Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins

Davis caught five passes for 51 yards, but will probably be remembered more for his expression while witnessing an on-field proposal.

Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Jacksonville Jaguars

Ngakoue made three tackles Sunday, and also picked up his first career sack. It was one of three sacks for the Jaguars, but that didn’t stop Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers from throwing four touchdowns in a 38-14 loss.

D’Qwell Jackson, LB, Indianapolis Colts

Jackson made four tackles and broke up a pass in the Colts' 34-20 loss to the Denver Broncos. The Colts defense struggled again, giving up 400 yards. It also didn’t help that the Broncos had two defensive touchdowns.

Nolan Carroll, CB, Philadelphia Eagles

Carroll made three tackles in the Eagles' 29-14 win over the Bears. After his poor performance against deep ball in week 1, it appeared Carroll could be a target if matched up against Alshon Jeffery, but the wideout didn’t make too big of an impact with only five catches for 96 yards. It also helps when the opposing quarterback makes decisions like this.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, and Sean Davis, S, Pittsburgh Steelers

Heyward-Bey got his first catch of the season Sunday, but it was his only catch of the afternoon. He was only targeted twice, and hasn’t been a factor in the Steelers’ offense so far.

Following a strong debut, Davis recorded just one tackle this week. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton passed for 366 yards against the Steelers secondary, but superstar wide receiver A.J. Green was held to only three catches.

Nick Novak, K, Houston Texans

Novak had another solid afternoon, going 4-for-5 on field goals and making his only extra point attempt in the Texans' 19-12 win over the Chiefs. His only miss came on a 57-yard try at the end of the first half, and that would’ve been the longest field goal of his career if he converted it.

Erin Henderson, LB, New York Jets

Henderson left Thursday’s game with a foot injury after trying to play through it several times. An MRI the next day revealed that it was a sprained foot, but it doesn’t appear he will miss any time.

Quinton Jefferson, DT, Seattle Seahawks

Jefferson played Sunday but did not make a tackle. As I mentioned last week, Jefferson has a lot of talented players ahead of him and is battling a hand injury, so he may not get a lot of playing time this season.

Jon Condo, LS, Oakland Raiders

Condo did not see the field a lot Sunday, as the Raiders punted just four times in a 35-28 loss to the Falcons.