Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 16. This is the first time he has won the award as a member of the Buffalo Bills. He previously won NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 2 of the 2016 season. It's the seventh time a Bills player has been named AFC player of the week in 2020.
Diggs is the first Bills wide receiver to win this award since Andre Reed in Week 12 in 1994.
Diggs earned this honor with a dominant performance against the New England Patriots on Monday Night. He had nine receptions for 145 yards and three touchdowns. It is only the second time in his career that he has scored three touchdowns in a single game. He is the first Bill with three receiving touchdowns in a game since Stevie Johnson on Nov. 21, 2010 at Cincinnati.
Entering Week 17, the Bills wide receiver leads the NFL the catches (120) and receiving yards (1,459). Both rank as Bills franchise single-season records and personal career-highs. The previous record was set by Eric Moulds (1,368) in 1998.
Monday night's game marked the seventh 100-plus yard game this season for Diggs which ties a franchise record. Diggs continues to pass new milestones week after week, and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll couldn't be happier with the player and the person that Stefon Diggs is.
"I'm happy we have him," Daboll stated. "I know there's a lot of guys on this team who are happy to have him. He's a really good player, he's good physically and he is good mentally. He's smart, we use him in a lot of different roles, put him in a lot of different positions. He plays outside, single receiver, he's a flanker with the tight end, he plays in the slot, he plays at the No. 3 spot. We ask him to do a lot, and we wouldn't ask him to do it if he couldn't do it. That requires a good skillset physically. But it also requires a tremendous ability to process information at different spots and be able to do it in a timely fashion."