When the Bills take on the Jets this afternoon, they’ll be gunning for more than just revenge.
The Bills currently hold the number one overall seed in the AFC, and if they can win-out the rest of their games, Buffalo will ride into the postseason with a bye week. But, that’s not all they’re trying to do in Week 14.
Bills receiver Stefon Diggs has been one of the most consistent, talented all-around wideouts in the league in recent years. When he takes on the Jets, though, he could end up making history.
Diggs needs just nine receptions to top the 100-catch mark this year. If he does so, he’ll become just the seventh player ever to catch 100 passes and 10 touchdowns in back-to-back seasons. Last year, Diggs caught 103 passes for 1,225 yards and 10 touchdowns. Already this year, he’s pacing to break all of those numbers.
The Bills may get a generous matchup with Stefon Diggs on Sunday vs. the Jets.
The last time these two teams met, rookie superstar cornerback Sauce Gardner was primarily lined up across from Gabe Davis. If the Jets choose to make that assignment once more, then Diggs should have a great afternoon.
In the teams’ first matchup, Diggs caught five receptions for 93 yards. That was in a loss, though, and before the Bills’ current 3-game winning streak. Over the past three games, the Bills have put up 1,113 yards of offense.
It’s just one of the many reasons why Josh Allen is still a legitimate MVP candidate this season. The Bills offense has been on a roll, and continues to be one of the league’s best units.
Diggs, meanwhile, should be en route to his third straight Pro Bowl appearance and very well could end up as an All Pro, as he was two seasons ago when he put up 127 receptions for over 1,500 yards. Since betting on himself, Diggs has put the money where his mouth is, so to speak.
Whether or not the Bills and Diggs come together to make history against the Jets, what they need most is to avenge the Week 9 loss. A win over the Jets keeps them in first place in the conference and ensures they hold that coveted bye for at least one more week.
Eventually, this season, Diggs will end up hitting that 100-reception mark and etching his name in the history books.