Stefon Diggs’ 199th career reception, a 15-yard touchdown pass from Case Keenum, iced the Minnesota Vikings’ 23-10 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday afternoon. His 200th reception that came later on allowed him to leap a couple of pretty significant names to make team history.
Diggs has recorded his 200 receptions for the Vikings in just 40 games, making him the fastest player in team history to reach that figure. The guys that shared the record before Diggs broke it? A couple of guys named Randy Moss and Percy Harvin, each of whom took 42 games in purple to record 200 catches.
Diggs was a fifth-round pick of the Vikings in the 2015 draft and, if you’ll recall, couldn’t even make his way onto the active game day roster to start his rookie season, having been inactivated for his first handful of games. He finally got to dress on game days starting in Week 4 that season, and responded by putting up at least 87 yards in each of his first four games, including a pair of 100-yard bursts. He’s had some injury issues that have nagged him, but there’s no denying that he’s been a pretty dynamic receiver when he’s been healthy for the Vikings.
Congratulations to Stefon Diggs on making Vikings’ history and helping the Vikings secure just the second regular season in team history with at least 13 victories in the process.