clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Terps in the NFL: D.J. Moore leads in second week of season

Moore led former Terps in the NFL in receiving yards this week.

Chicago Bears v Tampa Bay Buccaneers
D.J. Moore had over 100 yards receiving this week.
Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

Despite playing for an offense that had a rough Sunday, Chicago Bears wide receiver D.J. Moore stood out.

The Bears had plenty of issues against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but Moore tallied 104 yards on six receptions, including a 31-yard catch and run that led to the Bears’ opening touchdown.

Moore had only 25 yards in the team’s season-opening loss to the Packers, but this most recent Sunday he showed why the Bears traded for him in the offseason.

Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs had a down performance to his standards against the Raiders. After scoring a touchdown and recording 100 yards in week one, Diggs had 66 yards on seven receptions in the Bills’ blowout win.

On the other side of the ball, rookie cornerbacks Jakorian Bennett and Deonte Banks had rough showings in their second NFL games.

Bennett played every snap on Sunday for the Raiders, racking up nine total tackles, including five solo tackles. But he had struggles in coverage again for the Raiders, giving up 84 yards, according to Pro Football Focus.

Banks also had a rough game despite the Giants’ impressive comeback against the Cardinals. He had four solo tackles, but allowed four receptions on six targets for 49 yards. Despite this, Banks is yet to surrender a touchdown despite the Giants giving up 68 points in two games.

New England Patriots kicker Chad Ryland was the other rookie Terp to start this week, and he made his first career field goal in Sunday night’s game against the Dolphins.

Ryland is currently perfect on kicks this season, with four extra points and one field goal.

Packers safety Darnell Savage had eight total tackles — including six solo tackles — but his most notable play of the game was when Falcons wide receiver Mack Hollins made an impressive catch with Savage in coverage.

After a rough first game, Chargers cornerback J.C. Jackson had a bounce-back performance against the Titans, with four total tackles, including three solo tackles. This brought his PFF tackle grade from 23.2 to 76.8, with slightly above average coverage grades.

Other players

  • Jets defensive tackle Quinton Jefferson had four total tackles in a loss to the Cowboys.
  • Bears defensive tackle Yannick Ngakoue had two tackles on Sunday.
  • Titans tight end Chigoziem Okonkwo had four receptions and 35 yards in an overtime win over the Chargers.
  • Buccaneers rookie receiver Rakim Jarrett recorded his first NFL reception, a seven-yard catch, against the Bears.
  • Colts safety Nick Cross had one tackle in a 31-20 win against the Texans.
  • Colts running back Jake Funk saw 13% of snaps on Sunday but had no touches in the Colts' win.
  • Linebacker Josh Woods played zero snaps for the Arizona Cardinals.
  • Anthony McFarland Jr. was placed on injured reserve Monday by the Pittsburgh Steelers.
  • Titans rookie offensive lineman Jaelyn Duncan was listed as active but did not play.
  • Browns guard Michael Dunn was signed off the practice squad onto the active roster before Sunday.
  • Rookie wideout Jacob Copeland was added to the Steelers practice squad, joining McFarland Jr. and rookie Spencer Anderson in the organization.