Can Stefon Diggs continue his Monday night dominance in Week 2?

Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports)
Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills (Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports) /

Will Monday night be another big game for Stefon Diggs?

Since joining the Buffalo Bills in 2020, Stefon Diggs has been one of the top wide receivers in the AFC. However dating back to his time with the Vikings, Diggs has been one of the best wide receivers when the game is on Monday.

Since 2016, when Diggs entered the NFL after the Vikings drafted him in the fifth round out of the University of Maryland, he has played in 12 games on Monday and he leads the NFL in almost every key receiving category including:

  • Receptions (70)
  • Receiving Yards (801)
  • Receiving Touchdowns (9)
  • Receiving First Downs (48)

A majority of those stats have come with the Buffalo Bills and in the past two years, he has played in five games on Monday. During that stretch, he has 38 receptions, 423 receiving yards, and five receiving touchdowns.

Another great matchup for Stefon Diggs on Monday against the Titans

After an impressive performance in Week 1 against the Los Angeles Rams, Stefon Diggs gets a great matchup in Week 2 against the Tennessee Titans. The Titans don’t have a Jalen Ramsey at cornerback and in fact could be missing their top cornerback, Kristian Fulton, this week as he has missed practice due to a hamstring injury.

If he is not able to play the likely outside cornerbacks would be Caleb Farley, who has played only 77 career snaps, and rookie Roger McCreary, a second round pick this past April.

This is definitely a mismatch in favor of the Buffalo Bills’ wide receiver and one that offensive coordinator Ken Dorsey will likely look to target early and often this week.

If Diggs continues his strong play on Monday and surpasses 100 receiving yards, he would be the first Bills wide receiver since Andre Reed to start the year with back-to-back 100-yard receiving games. The Hall of Fame wide receiver accomplished this back in 1991 when he had 154 yards against the Miami Dolphins and then 118 receiving yards against the Pittsburgh Steelers.