Stefon Diggs questionable to face Falcons

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Wide receiver Stefon Diggs returned to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s session, but his status for Sunday’s game against the Falcons remains up in the air.

Diggs is dealing with a hamstring injury and took part in Friday’s practice before being listed as questionable for the regular season opener. Head coach Mike Zimmer didn’t offer any prediction about which way things might go when he spoke to reporters.

Adam Thielen, Chad Beebe, Olabisi Johnson and Josh Doctson make up the rest of Minnesota’s receiving corps.

The Vikings ruled cornerback Mike Hughes out with a knee injury. They’re also without Holton Hill at corner as he begins his eight-game suspension.

26 responses to “Stefon Diggs questionable to face Falcons

  1. If I’m the Falcons, I stack the line to take Cook out of the running and passing game, and force Cousins to throw to that pitiful receiving group all afternoon.

    If Diggs doesn’t play, Thielan will never get open because they will use a safety to help. The other 3 receivers are garbage and can be single covered.

    Cook is the only threat the Falcons have to worry about.

    Falcons 30
    Vikings 13

  2. Derp, you’re a genius! I hope that’s exactly what the Falcons do. How could they lose if they follow that gameplan? It’s simply brilliant! Great job on coming up with the perfect defensive scheme.

  3. Diggs is a great player. Hopefully he can avoid a nagging hammy.
    Belichik showed how you shut down the Vikings last season. Double Diggs and Theilan and rush Cousins. Nobody else will beat you in the passing game.

  4. derp363 says:
    September 6, 2019 at 2:19 pm
    If I’m the Falcons, I stack the line to take Cook out of the running and passing game, and force Cousins to throw to that pitiful receiving group all afternoon.

    If Diggs doesn’t play, Thielan will never get open because they will use a safety to help. The other 3 receivers are garbage and can be single covered.

    Cook is the only threat the Falcons have to worry about.

    Falcons 30
    Vikings 13

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    Pitiful receiving group? Oh poor misguided falcon person, you have no idea the pieces of information you’re missing. We have this guy, his name is Adam, and he’s as good or better than Diggs, to be honest probably better. We have rookies that would start for other teams, and one of our cuts is now a starter for the Panthers. We are SO deep at WR it’s actually pretty funny you missed on that. Please single our WR’s, I would LOVE for your team to listen to your gameplan, it would make me gleeful to watch that unfold.

  5. Diggs has practiced two days in a row after having Wednesday off. He’s not injured. He’s trying to avoid an injury by not practicing when the hammy is tight.

  6. I assume Diggs will play because he practiced today, but I worry about those hammies lingering. I’d rather he miss the game and rest the hammy to get it right than put him out there every week and have it nag him all season.

  7. Typical Diggs…he’s always a bit banged up. I’ll be curious to see if the drop off with Thielan continues into this season.

  8. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    After your first two receivers you have no one.

    Worse, you have one of the most “mediocre at best” QBs to ever QB
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    Did you happen to see the game last night?

    You don’t even have two receivers. It looks like you don’t even have one.

    And your quarterback has a lot of improvement to do before he can be considered mediocre.

  9. I wanted to second guess letting Zylstra go. I wanted to second guess keeping 4 wide receivers. I even wanted to second guess letting Brent Jones go so we could sign Josh Doctson. But what I really want to do is beat the Falcons with whoever we have to suit up and send out there. We have a lot of tight ends (4?) so we must think we can use them. Go out there and get a win and no one will second guess you including me although I a still fighting the urge.

  10. My guess is that if Diggs can’t go, we’ll see quite a bit of double TE, with Irv Smith getting involved in the passing game out of that formation. Hopefully the Viking offense can perform better than their division mates’ offense did last night.

  11. Bluestree says:
    September 6, 2019 at 3:02 pm
    Diggs is a great player. Hopefully he can avoid a nagging hammy.
    Belichik showed how you shut down the Vikings last season. Double Diggs and Theilan and rush Cousins. Nobody else will beat you in the passing game.
    _______________________________________________________

    Dalvin Cook also averaged 9.3 yards/carry but Flip insisted on passing all game. If you double Diggs and Thielen, you’ll get exposed under the new offensive scheme.

  12. You’re right, though. Aaron Rodgers against the Bears defense had a rating of 91.4 Clearly not his best.

    We should check to see how Kirky did against the same defense. Let’s just use the last game. Oh. 132 yards? A rating of 79.4? Maybe we should go back and use the other game, too. That will surely bring that rating up, right?

    Oh. 76.5 QB rating.

    Never mind!

  13. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    After your first two receivers you have no one.
    ________________________________________________________
    I imagine you noticed that Geronimo was benched the second half.

    Did aaron get mad at him?

  14. REC YDS AVG TD LONG TGTS
    Marquez Valdes-Scantling 4 52 13.0 0 47 0
    Davante Adams 4 36 9.0 0 11 0
    Trevor Davis 1 28 28.0 0 28 0

    A team will have to really hard to have worse team WR stats than this

  15. Tokyo/stella must be still drunk from last night. I would prefer Diggs to play against a very good Falcons team but if he needs rest the other WR’s will be fine.

  16. Ranking the offensive lines in the division, it looks a little something like this:

    Packers
    Bears
    Lions
    Vikings

    If the Packers and bears generated 10 sacks and 30 pressures combined against the best two offensive lines in the division, Kirky won’t last until halftime the first time he plays either defense. But hey, you won one playoff game two years ago, so you’re good.

  17. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 6, 2019 at 6:13 pm
    And yet…

    Last time the Vikes played the Bears:

    Diggs 8 47 5.9 18 1
    Thielen 3 38 12.7 18 0
    Treadwell 1 7 7 7 0
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    and if treadwell, robinson, and zylstra were still on the vikings that might mean something this year.

  18. Rodgers was sacked 53 times last year and 5 times Thursday night. He attempted 30 passes.

    In two meetings against the Bears last season Cousins was sacked 6 times. He attempted 79 passes.

    Btw, Thielen and Diggs combined for 31 rec, 277 yds and 2 TDs in those games. How did Adams and the incredible depth do Thursday night? I forgot already…..

    How about you stop running your mouth and see if your beloved cheeseheads can actually pull out a win against the Vikings

  19. How about you stop running your mouth and see if your beloved Heidis can pull out a Super Bowl just once in six decades

    (PS, The Packers top two receivers had 379 Yards and 3 TDs vs the Bears last year)

  20. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 6, 2019 at 3:30 pm
    After your first two receivers you have no one.
    Worse, you have one of the most “mediocre at best” QBs to ever QB
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    As opposed to the packers who have Adams, maybe that Scantling kid will be alright, and a bunch of absolute nobodies.

  21. While you are talking about last year, how many wins did the packers have last year? 6 wins. One in the division against the Bears in week 1. The packers are on pace with last year’s 1-5 division record.

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