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Maryland in the NFL Week 16: Sean Davis and Nick Novak are going to the playoffs

Our weekly roundup of former Terps at the next level.

Baltimore Ravens v Pittsburgh Steelers Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

While the current Maryland team was playing in a sloppy-but-exciting Quick Lane Bowl, former Terps were making their mark at the next level. Two helped their respective teams wrap up division titles, while others got closer to single-season milestones.

Nolan Carroll, CB, Philadelphia Eagles

Carroll played what may have been his best game of the season Thursday, making six tackles and deflecting a pass in a 24-19 win over the Giants. He made a huge play late in the fourth quarter, knocking the ball away from wide receiver Sterling Shepard on a 4th-and-6.

Sean Davis, S, Pittsburgh Steelers

Davis made seven tackles and broke up two passes in an AFC North clinching 31-27 win for the Steelers over the Ravens. The Steelers still haven’t lost since Davis became the starting safety.

Nick Novak, K, Houston Texans

Novak hit both his field goal attempts but missed an extra point in the Texans’ 12-10 win over the Bengals. The Texans clinched the AFC South with the win, and Novak tied his career high for most field goals in a season with 34.

Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Diggs had four catches for 29 yards and a touchdown in a 38-25 loss to the Packers. The touchdown came in garbage time with the Vikings trailing 38-13 in the fourth quarter, with Diggs making an over the shoulder catch on a nice throw from Sam Bradford.

Although his production has slowed in recent weeks, Diggs needs just 97 yards to become the first Vikings wide receiver to reach 1,000 yards since Sidney Rice in 2009.

Yannick Ngakoue, DE, Jacksonville Jaguars

Ngakoue recorded his first sack in four weeks in a 38-17 win over the Titans, which snapped a nine-game losing streak for the Jaguars. He is now tied for second with Leonard Floyd for most sacks by a current rookie with seven, trailing only Joey Bosa.

Vernon Davis, TE, Washington Redskins

Davis had just one catch for 13 yards in the Redskins 41-21 rout of the Bears. The Redskins offense took advantage of Matt Barkley’s five interceptions and racked up 478 yards, but Davis didn’t get in on the offensive explosion.

Jon Condo, LS, Oakland Raiders

Condo was on the field for 10 snaps Saturday in the Raiders’ 33-25 win over the Colts. But the win came at a price, as Derek Carr broke his fibula and will be out six to eight weeks.

Torrey Smith, WR, San Francisco 49ers

Smith was placed on injured reserve earlier this week due to a concussion he suffered against the Jets earlier this month. This ends a disappointing season for Smith, who set career lows with 20 catches for 267 yards and three touchdowns in 12 games.