Stefon Diggs, last year’s NFL leader in receiving yards with 1,535, has had October 10th circled on his calendar for quite some time. That’s when he and the Bills will face Kansas City, the team that ended their season in 2020. The Chiefs held court with a decisive win over Buffalo in January’s AFC Championship, a loss that still eats at Diggs almost nine months later.
“I didn’t want to run from defeat,” said Diggs, explaining why he stayed behind after the final whistle, watching the Chiefs celebrate from afar. “Be still. Be in it. Embrace the moment take it for what it is … you came up short. Get back in the lab and get back to the grind.”
The Bills got off to an inauspicious start this season, dropping their opener to Pittsburgh before rattling off consecutive victories over Miami, Washington and Houston, outscoring those teams by a combined 118-21 margin. With Buffalo’s offense rounding into form, Diggs seems plenty confident ahead of this week’s rematch with the Chiefs, who have surprisingly dropped two of their last three.
“I’m all about the hostile environments,” said Diggs, who expects a raucous atmosphere for Sunday night’s showdown at Arrowhead. “I love everything about it. I love not being able to hear.”
Facing a broken Chiefs defense that’s yielded over 31 points per game this year (second-most to Atlanta), Diggs anticipates a monster game for a Bills passing game firing on all cylinders.
“What’s the maximum confidence you can have?” asked Diggs, who cruised to a season-high 114 yards in last week’s rout of Houston. “You always want to have confidence, but we’re more of the worker bee mindset as far as each and every week is [a chance to] get better.”
While last Sunday’s primetime game was a defensive struggle—the Pats and Bucs combined for just 36 points—this week’s should be the opposite with FanDuel setting the over/under at a head-turning 56.5.