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Stefon Diggs named NFC offensive player of the week

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) catches a 25-yard touchdown pass over Green Bay Packers cornerback Damarious Randall, right, during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) AP

The Vikings may need a new focal point for their offense, with uncertainty about running back Adrian Peterson’s knee.

The silver lining is they might have found one.

Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs was named NFC offensive player of the week, after his 182-yard outburst against the Packers Sunday night.

Diggs leads the league with 285 receiving yards on 16 receptions (a 17.8-yard average) this season. He’s the first Vikings player to start the season with back-to-back 100-yard games since Cris Carter in 1997.

And with brand new quarterback Sam Bradford still learning his way around their offense, having a guy performing at this level has been essential for the Vikings.

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20 Responses to “Stefon Diggs named NFC offensive player of the week”
  1. idurenn says: Sep 21, 2016 9:50 AM

    Such a monster. If someone told me that Vikings would have the league-leading receiver in week 2 I would have laughed in their face.

    Hard not to root for this kid.

  2. shonelikethesun says: Sep 21, 2016 9:51 AM

    Eric Kendricks was defensive player of the week last week. Now Diggs IS OPW this week. Impressive.

  3. brewdogg says: Sep 21, 2016 9:52 AM

    Well deserved. Mr. Diggs was about 60% of the offense. Keep rolling kid!

  4. captainspangled says: Sep 21, 2016 9:53 AM

    Huh. So I guess these awards are now about giving to the “cool, unconventional” choice rather than those who are most statistically deserving.

  5. skol4life says: Sep 21, 2016 9:55 AM

    Won’t be the last award he wins this year. SOD 2014

  6. obsessedvikingfan says: Sep 21, 2016 9:58 AM

    Week 1 DPOW, week 2 OPOW.

    This week is Walsh going to single handily beat the Panthers for the Trifecta? Hope we win but not like that.

  7. idurenn says: Sep 21, 2016 10:16 AM

    captainspangled says:
    Sep 21, 2016 9:53 AM
    Huh. So I guess these awards are now about giving to the “cool, unconventional” choice rather than those who are most statistically deserving.
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    He had the most receiving yards in week 2 by almost 50 yards. I’d say that’s statistically deserving.

    ……..but that’s just me.

    I have to question; who do you think deserved it?

  8. housemusic1200 says: Sep 21, 2016 10:19 AM

    captainspangled says:
    Sep 21, 2016 9:53 AM
    Huh. So I guess these awards are now about giving to the “cool, unconventional” choice rather than those who are most statistically deserving.

    ————————-

    Did you read the part about “leading the league in receiving”? So, who’s your ” most statistically deserving ” choice?

  9. fwippel says: Sep 21, 2016 10:22 AM

    Very much deserved. Diggs is proof that scouting for the NFL Draft is not an exact science.

    How did Diggs last until round five in last year’s draft? Seriously?

  10. gophersnot says: Sep 21, 2016 10:43 AM

    But, but, but, I thought with Jordy back…………

  11. laxcoach37 says: Sep 21, 2016 10:50 AM

    housemusic1200 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 10:19 AM
    captainspangled says:
    Sep 21, 2016 9:53 AM
    Huh. So I guess these awards are now about giving to the “cool, unconventional” choice rather than those who are most statistically deserving.
    ___________________________

    Huh? He leads in yardage and Jarvis Landry leads in receptions. Who do you think should get it? Guys with big names from last year? (with no disrespect to Antonio Brown) Diggs is going to be a perennial stud under any QB.

  12. mnvikes1961 says: Sep 21, 2016 10:59 AM

    CAN YOU DIGG IT?!?

  13. vikingprideforever says: Sep 21, 2016 11:05 AM

    pieces are in place…………….

  14. 250dollarnflowner says: Sep 21, 2016 11:14 AM

    how does spielman continue to do it!??

  15. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Sep 21, 2016 11:29 AM

    In Wisconsin, we don’t see it as a silver lining. All we see is dark clouds.

  16. purpleguy says: Sep 21, 2016 11:53 AM

    Based on the last 2 weekly NFC awards, Spielman’s 2015 draft class was pretty damn solid.

  17. skol4life says: Sep 21, 2016 12:16 PM

    fwippel says:
    Sep 21, 2016 10:22 AM
    Very much deserved. Diggs is proof that scouting for the NFL Draft is not an exact science.

    How did Diggs last until round five in last year’s draft? Seriously?
    —————-
    If I remember right he was recruited by a lot of the bigger schools but chose Marlyland to stay close to home. A coaching change and QB injuries caused his numbers to dip. Lack of exposure because Maryland was terrible made him slide quite a ways.

  18. bigdogsolec says: Sep 21, 2016 12:30 PM

    mnvikes1961 says:
    Sep 21, 2016 10:59 AM

    CAN YOU DIGG IT?

    NICE CATCH PHRASE

    now we just need a T-shirt

  19. In Teddy We Trust says: Sep 21, 2016 1:10 PM

    The way Vikings are dropping like flies, they’re going to need Diggs to continue this kind of production.

  20. gtodriver says: Sep 21, 2016 1:12 PM

    It’s amazing that Diggs has performed so well, as the Packer trolls have told us that Hill and Bradford are terrible QB’s.

    There is a reason that few people believe that Packer fans know much about football.

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