Stefon Diggs is playing for more Monday than just trying to help the Buffalo Bills get their fifth consecutive victory.
As NBC Sports noted, Diggs will enter the Bills Monday Night Football matchup against the Tennessee Titans second in his own family in touchdowns this season. His younger brother, Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs, has two interceptions for touchdowns in 2021 after a pick-six against Mac Jones in the fourth quarter of Sunday's victory over the New England Patriots.
Granted, at the time of publication, Trevon has played in one more game (six) than Stefon (five) has in 2021. Still, it's a remarkable statistic, especially when you consider that Stefon has hardly struggled to this point.
Still only 27, Stefon was an All-Pro for the first time last season, catching 127 passes for 1,535 yards, both of which led the league. To this point, he has "only" averaged 74.8 yards per game in 2021, down from 95.9 a year ago. Still, it's early, and Stefon hasn't had to carry quite as much of the load offensively with the emergence of tight end Dawson Knox, who already has five touchdowns this season. Stefon has plenty of time to top the eight touchdowns he scored in 2020, especially with the addition of a 17th regular season game in 2021.
Anyways, this statistic is more of an indication of Trevon having a season that's made him perhaps the favorite to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2021. A second-round pick out of Alabama in the 2020 NFL Draft, Trevon already has seven interceptions in six games, a number that would make peak-Asante Samuel Sr. jealous.
Unfortunately, the Bills and Cowboys aren't scheduled to play in the regular season, meaning we won't get to see Trevon attempt to cover Stefon this year. That is, unless the two teams meet in Super Bowl LVI.