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Maryland in the NFL: Vernon Davis traded, Stefon Diggs incredible

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Catch up with the former Terps playing on Sundays.

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Plays, trades, and automobiles. Week eight is behind us and Maryland products are continuing to churn out good performances. Check out who did what as we enter the month of November.

Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings

Last week's stats: Six catches, 98 yards (40-yard long), one touchdown, 12 targets

*Insert rave about Stefon Diggs here* The Vikings are 5-2 and are a fun team to watch between Diggs, Teddy Bridgewater, and Adrian Peterson. They beat the Bears 23-20 in overtime thanks to Diggs tying the game up with less than two minutes in regulation (and proceeding to presumably scare the hell out of a couple of photographers). He also tied Randy Moss for the team's rookie record for most completions through four games (25).

Vernon Davis, TE, Denver Broncos

Last week's stats: Six catches, 24 yards (11-yard long), eight targets

After weeks of trade speculation, Davis has officially been moved from San Francisco to Denver as he will jump from a sinking ship onto one headed for the playoffs. Davis led the 49ers in receptions in his last game in a red and gold uniform but the talk is about his new home with the Broncos. As has been talked about, Davis could absolutely tear it up in Denver as a short to mid range passing target for Peyton Manning as he is on the tail-end of his career. Davis could easily lead the team in receptions and will certainly provide an extra option to an already talented Denver team that is one of four remaining undefeated teams.

D'Qwell Jackson, LB, Indianapolis Colts

Last week's stats: 13 tackles (three solo), one tackle for a loss

The Colts lost in overtime on Monday night to the still undefeated Carolina Panthers in a sloppy football game. Jackson recorded 13 tackles which led the team and he still leads the NFL in tackles as well. Unfortunately, their quarterback, whether due to injury or what have you, has regressed this year a lot. The Colts were at one point viewed as Super Bowl contenders, however that is far from the case now.

Nolan Carroll, CB, Philadelphia Eagles

Last week's stats: Bye Week

Jon Condo, LS, Oakland Raiders

Last week's stats: None

Condo was on the field for three field goal attempts and three punts as the Raiders beat the Jets 34-20 in Oakland on Sunday. Neither team seems to know whether they want to be good or not this year but if this was a measuring stick, it looks like the Raiders are trending in the right direction.

Erin Henderson, LB, New York Jets

Last week's stats: Four tackles (four solo)

Henderson recorded four solo tackles in the Jets loss to the Raiders, which is a positive development after he played very sparingly up to that point. The Jets are starting to slide after starting out the season playing well, and things don't look like they'll get much better soon as starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is out with a mangled left hand.

Darrius Heyward-Bey, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

Last week's stats: None

Heyward-Bey was absent from the stat sheet this week in the Steelers 16-10 loss to in-state rival Cincinnati. DHB will most likely remain the teams' fourth wide receiver so long as everyone else remains healthy. The Steelers are 4-4 and at a crossroad in the season, however getting Big Ben back and healthy should help things move in the right direction.

AJ Francis, DT, Miami Dolphins

Last week's stats: DNP (Inactive)

Another week, another Francis DNP. The former Maryland defensive lineman has yet to play since the early weeks of the season. Miami played on Thursday night and was the latest recipient of a Patriots beatdown in the form of 36-7. The Dolphins are 3-4 but don't have much of any shot at winning the division led by the team from New England.

Darius Kilgo, DT, Denver Broncos

Last week's stats: DNP (Inactive)

Kilgo did not suit up for the Broncos during their victory over the Green Bay Packers for reasons unknown. The Broncos are one of the last four 7-0 teams in the league and have looked sharp, mainly due to their defense.

Dexter McDougle, CB, New York Jets

Last week's stats: None

McDougle injured his ankle in the Oakland game and did not return. Hopefully it is nothing serious as McDougle missed all of last year due to injury and has been nicked up a few times already this year.

Nick Novak, K, Houston Texans

Last week's stats: 2/2 FG's (38-yard long), 2/2 XP's

Houston beat up on Tennessee, 20-6, on Sunday, leading to Titans Coach Ken Wisenhunt getting fired on Tuesday morning. Novak has proved to be a valuable pick up for the Texans even though they are not a good football team to begin with.

Torrey Smith, WR, San Francisco 49ers

Last week's stats: Two catches, 19 yards (11-yard long), five target

This video sums up what Torrey Smith has to work with as well as why Blaine Gabbert has been named starting quarterback next week in place of Kaepernick. I can only imagine what Smith and Vernon Davis said to each other upon learning Davis was traded. Wouldn't be surprised if Smith said something along the lines of, "Please take me with you."

Randy Starks, DL, Cleveland Browns

Last week's stats: Three tackles

The Browns lost once again but at least we were able to see Johnny Foosball for a couple of snaps. Starks managed three tackles on the afternoon but I'm sure Browns fans are still perplexed as to why he was signed for the money he was based off of his performance this season to date.

Josh Wilson, CB, Detroit Lions

Last week's stats: Three tackles (three solo), one tackle for a loss

Good news: Wilson played after suffering a concussion over a week ago. Bad news: Detroit is a brutal football team this year and at this point may as well lose out and lock down the No. 1 pick in the draft.