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Stefon Diggs Named Offensive Player Of The Week

The second year wide receiver torched Green Bay on Sunday night

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WR Stefon Diggs has been named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week, after hauling in nine receptions for 182 yards and a touchdown against Green Bay in the US Bank Stadium opener.

Diggs, a second year WR from Maryland, stands as the NFL's leading receiver after two weeks, with 285 yards on 16 receptions, with one TD. According to the Vikings, Diggs is the first Vikings receiver to have back to back 100 yard games receiving in weeks one and two since 1997, when Cris Carter accomplished the feat.

His 182 receiving yards is the second most for a Vikings receiver against the Packers in team history. The most? The memorable 1998 Monday Night Football game in Lambeau, when Randy Moss exploded on to the national scene with 190 yards, two touchdowns, and a breathless Dan Dierdorf.

And for the second week in a row, a member of the 2015 Vikings draft class has garnered Player of the Week honors, following LB Eric Kendricks winning Defensive POTW last week against the Titans. So far, the 2015 draft class is looking like it might be an all time haul, and with guys like Diggs, Kendricks, Danielle Hunter, and Trae Waynes, this probably won't be the last POTW award for this class.

Congrats to Stefon Diggs, and the 2-0 Minnesota Vikings.