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Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs named NFC Offensive Player of the Week

Stefon Diggs’ second straight game with 100 yards earned him the NFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week after leading the NFL with 182 receiving yards on nine receptions (both career highs) in a 17-14 win over the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.

Diggs leads the NFL with 285 receiving yards on 16 catches (17.8-yard average) and became just the third Viking with 100-yard receiving games in Weeks 1 and 2 and the first in 20 years, since Cris Carter accomplished that in 1997. Only one receiver in franchise history has produced more receiving yards in the first two games of a season than Diggs (Gene Washington, 324 in 1969).

Diggs registered the second-most receiving yards against the Packers by a Vikings wide receiver in team history. Randy Moss posted 190 against Green Bay on October 5, 1998.

Diggs becomes the ninth different Viking to earn NFC Player of the Week honors under head coach Mike Zimmer but is the first one on offense to accomplish that. Last week, Eric Kendricks earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week.

Diggs is only the fourth Vikings receiver to earn the award in the last 25 years, joining Cris Carter, Randy Moss and Sidney Rice.


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