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Terps in the NFL: DJ Moore continues strong play with best game of season

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

Carolina Panthers v Green Bay Packers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

After putting together his best performance of the 2019 season last week, DJ Moore went out and topped it this past Sunday, recording nine catches for 120 yards on 11 targets during the Panthers 24-16 loss to the Packers.

When Cam Newton went down with injury, Moore initially struggled building a rapport with backup quarterback Kyle Allen, but in recent weeks the two have looked extremely in sync with one another. This week now marks back-to-back weeks for Moore with over 100 yards.

“We’ve seen a lot of growth, head coach Ron Rivera told media after the game. “He’s a young guy who has really blossomed.”

While Moore has put together an extremely strong season from a receptions and yardage standpoint, he still only has one touchdown. Given the nature of Carolina’s reliance on Christian McCaffrey in the red zone, it makes sense Moore has struggled to score touchdowns, but it would be nice to see him get a little more involved in that area of the field.

Other Standout Performers

For the second straight week, former Terps running back Trey Edmunds made headlines for the Steelers. But this time, it was something quite unusual. The former practice squad player was in on a punt that the Rams decided to fake, and Edmunds came away with an interception.

Edmunds finished the day with the interception, as well as also four carries for one yard and two catches for 14 yards. The Steelers utilized a few different running backs with star James Conner out, but with him expected to return this coming week, Edmunds roll could shrink to exclusively special teams.

Stefon Diggs had another quiet week after lighting the NFL on fire during weeks six through eight. Diggs only recorded three catches for 49 yards on six targets during the Vikings 28-24 win over the Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.

Diggs initially benefited from the absence of Adam Thielen due to injury, but now defenses seemed to have zeroed in on him and made a point of shutting him down. Look for Diggs to rebound next week before the Vikings have their bye in Week 12.

Other Terps in Action

  • Ty Johnson continued to struggle since the injury to Kerryon Johnson, only recording five carries for 16 yards and leaving the game with a concussion during the first half. Ty Johnson was expecting to fill in nicely after Kerryon Johnson went down with an injury, but has failed to produce anything meaningful.
  • Quinton Jefferson recorded just one tackle during the Seahawks thrilling 27-24 overtime win over the 49ers on Monday Night Football. Jefferson had a sack called back after he was flagged for helmet to helmet contact.
  • Darnell Savage recorded five total tackles during the Packers 24-16 win over the Panthers.
  • Jermaine Carter failed to record any defensive statistics and played primarily on special teams during the Panthers loss.
  • Josh Woods was a healthy scratch for the Bears.
  • Yannick Ngakoue, JC Jackson, Byron Cowart and Vernon Davis were all on bye this week.
  • Sean Davis remains on the IR for the Steelers.

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