Diggs, the Bills’ wide receiver, reveals what he told Josh Allen before the acrobatic touchdown.
Stefon Diggs of the Buffalo Bills was confident that he and Josh Allen could recreate the magic after a spectacular touchdown toss and catch was ruled out of bounds.
On November 14, Diggs had a season-high 162 yard receiving game in Buffalo’s 45-17 win over the New York Jets.
The most crucial snag, however, may have come right after his near-touchdown, when his trust in Allen paid off.
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Diggs is the one who takes the shot.
On Wednesday, the Buffalo Bills wide receiver said it wasn’t his fault that he couldn’t get both feet inbounds on a fade to the endzone late in the first half against the New York Jets.
Diggs said he knew they could run the same play again and get it right, and he told Allen about it in the huddle right away.
Allen did not require much persuasion.
“I said throw it again,” Diggs said, according to WROC-TV’s Thad Brown. “He said, ‘I was already going back to you.'”
Allen found Diggs in the same exact spot with a nearly identical throw, this time close enough to the boundary for Diggs to twist around and get both feet down for an acrobatic touchdown.
The Bills led 17-3 at the time.
To Diggs, Allen….
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Diggs’ target share has been split more this season between Emmanuel Sanders and Cole Beasley, so it was something of a breakout game for him.
His 162 yards were not only a season high, but also the most of his Buffalo career.
Diggs was named offensive player of the week by Pro Football Talk’s Peter King for his performance.
“Diggs was averaging two catches and 22 yards per game less than in his all-pro season of 2020 entering Sunday’s redemption game at the Meadowlands.”
“In his first eight games, Diggs only had one 100-yard receiving game,” King wrote.
“So in the Jets’ 45-17 rout, he, Josh Allen, and offensive coordinator Brian Daboll did something about it.”
He led the team with eight receptions for 162 yards and a touchdown.
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