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Terps in the NFL: Ty Johnson scores touchdown in London

Here’s how former Terps performed in Week 5 of the 2021 NFL season.

New York Jets v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images

Former Maryland running back Ty Johnson started off a solid Sunday of football for former Terrapins.

Johnson punched in his first touchdown of the 2021 season at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London against the Atlanta Falcons. He ran right up the middle in front of the goal line, early in the third quarter. It was the second rushing touchdown of his career.

The third-year running back had four carries for 12 yards and a touchdown, along with two catches for 22 yards. He finished the game second on the New York Jets in rushing attempts and rushing yards and tallied one of two team touchdowns in the 27-20 loss.

The former sixth-round draft pick has appeared in all five games this season and has totaled 26 attempts for 95 yards and a touchdown. He also has six catches for 51 yards.

Johnson and the Jets are heading into a bye week and will then travel to New England to take on fellow former Terp J.C. Jackson and the New England Patriots in Week Seven.

Other Performers

  • Green Bay Packers safety Darnell Savage Jr. tied his season-high in tackles on Sunday with six total tackles. The former first-round pick registered five solo tackles and he played 100% of the Packers’ defensive snaps for the fourth straight week. Savage and the Packers survived in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals.
  • Buffalo Bills star wide receiver Stefon Diggs was held in check, for the most part, on Sunday Night Football in Kansas City, Missouri. Diggs tallied two catches for 69 yards on five targets. The Bills knocked off the Chiefs, 38-20, and Diggs was second on the team in receiving yards. Before the game, Diggs had a catch with a young Kansas City Chiefs fan.
  • J.C. Jackson had one of his better games of the season for New England on Sunday. He recorded five total tackles, with four solo tackles. He deflected a pass from quarterback Davis Mills. The former Super Bowl champion played in all of the Patriots' defensive snaps for the second straight game and the third time this season. He is now tied for eighth in the NFL with five pass deflections.
  • Carolina Panthers star wide receiver D.J. Moore was solid on Sunday in a loss to the Eagles. Moore had five catches for 42 yards on seven targets. He also added one rush for a loss of four yards and also returned a kick for 13 yards. The former first-round pick sits at eighth in the NFL in receiving yards with 440 this season.
  • Raiders defensive weapon Yannick Ngakoue made his fifth consecutive start of the season for Las Vegas. He recorded three total tackles, two sacks, two quarterback hits and a tackle for loss. These were his first two sacks of the 2021 season. One of his sacks came late in the opening half when he got to Justin Fields quickly.
  • Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson also started in his fifth straight game of the season against Chicago. He recorded five total tackles, with two solo tackles in the loss. Aside from Jefferson and Ngakoue, the Raiders struggled against the Bears in a 20-9 loss.
  • Panthers linebacker Jermaine Carter Jr. started in his fifth straight game of this season against Philadelphia on Sunday. He made three total tackles, two solo tackles, and deflected a pass from Jalen Hurts. It was his first pass deflection of the season. Carter played in all of the defensive snaps for Carolina.
  • Los Angeles Rams rookie running back Jake Funk did not record a stat for the second straight game. Funk did appear, though, as he played in half of the special teams' snaps for the Rams on Thursday Night Football.
  • Seattle Seahawks tight end Tyler Mabry did not appear against Funk and the Rams on Thursday night. Mabry and Funk did a jersey swap after the game. They were teammates at Maryland in 2018.
  • Linebacker Josh Woods recorded three total tackles and two solo tackles on special teams for the Chicago Bears. The Bears pummeled the Las Vegas Raiders, 20-9.
  • Cleveland Browns offensive lineman Michael Dunn appeared in six special teams plays on Sunday, which marked his first appearance since Week Two. The Browns lost a tight game with the Los Angeles Chargers, 47-42.
  • Linebacker Keandre Jones was on the Cincinnati Bengals’ practice squad this week.
  • Safety Antoine Brooks Jr. remained on the Los Angeles Rams’ practice squad this week.
  • Running back Trey Edmunds was on the Pittsburgh Steelers’ practice squad this week.
  • Running back Anthony McFarland Jr. remained on the injured reserve list this week for the Steelers for undisclosed reasons.
  • Defensive lineman Byron Cowart remains on the injured reserve/PUP for New England and will not be eligible to come off until at least Week Seven.