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Terps in the NFL: Stefon Diggs has biggest performance of season

Here’s how former Terps performed in the sixth week of the NFL season.

Philadelphia Eagles v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Adam Bettcher/Getty Images

The start of the 2019 season has not gone to plan so far for Minnesota Vikinings wide receiver Stefon Diggs, but things could be turning around after the former Terp turned in arguably the best performance for an NFL receiver all season long.

Diggs shredded the Eagles secondary for 167 yards and three touchdowns on seven catches. The rumored to be disgruntled star, Diggs, continued to prove how much of a big play threat he can be by producing two of those touchdowns on catches of 62 yards and 51 yards.

While the Vikings now sit with a strong 4-2 record on the season, quarterback Kirk Cousins has struggled all season to connect with his star receiving core. Diggs in particular has been the victim of Cousins struggles, while fellow star wideout Adam Thielen has been able to maintain somewhat normal production, although he’s also seen a decrease.

While the Eagles defense and secondary is extremely banged up, this game could be a huge step in the right direction for Diggs and the Vikings passing offense. Look for Diggs to continue to build on his success next week as the Vikings take on a tough Lions team on the road.

More Standout Performers

While it was Diggs who made the most noise out of all the Terps in the NFL, DJ Moore turned in a really solid day’s work in a 37-26 win over the Buccaneers in London. Moore went for seven catches and 73 yards on a team high ten targets. Moore briefly left the game at one point with a rib injury, but came back and finished the day.

It seems every week now, Moore and backup quarterback Kyle Allen are building a stronger and stronger rapport together. Moore’s targets have been way up the past two weeks and Allen seems to be relying on him more.

Quinton Jefferson also continued his strong start to the season in the Seahawks 32-28 win over the Browns. The interior defensive lineman was able to take advantage of the Browns’ poor offensive line by recording four total tackles, half a tackle for loss and a pass deflection.

Other Terps in Action

  • Yannick Ngakoue followed up his best game of the season last week with a tough performance in the Jaguars’ 13-6 loss to the Saints. The star defensive end only recorded one tackle.
  • JC Jackson had another quiet week during the Patriots 35-14 win over the Giants on Thursday Night Football. Jackson only recorded one tackle and was only on the field for 42 percent of the Patriots defensive plays. Jackson’s playing time has been up and down this season and will certainly be something to watch as the season progresses.
  • Vernon Davis was a no-show once again as the Redskins picked up their first win of the season, beating the Dolphins 17-16. The 35-year-old had his second straight week with zero receptions.
  • Jermaine Carter was once again quiet on defense and got most of his action on special teams during the Panthers win in London. Carter did not record any defensive statistics.
  • Ty Johnson had no carries or receptions during the Lions 23-22 loss on Monday Night Football.
  • Darnell Savage missed Monday Night Football with an ankle injury, Josh Woods and the Bears were on bye, Byron Cowart was a healthy scratch for New England and Sean Davis remains on IR for the Steelers.

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