Stefon Diggs named AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Diggs is the first Bills wide receiver to earn Player of the Week honors since Andre Reed in 1994

Following his Week 16 performance against the New England Patriots on Monday Night Football in Foxboro, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs has been named the AFC Offensive Player of the Week.

Diggs put up one of his best performances with the Bills to date with nine receptions for 145 yards, while also bringing in three of Josh Allen's four passing touchdowns on the night. His three touchdowns matches a career-high set last season while with the Minnesota Vikings.

In his first season with the Bills, Diggs has already set a number of career-high totals, while also breaking a number of franchise records in Buffalo.

The 27-year-old leads the NFL this season with 120 receptions for 1,459 yards, which are both new franchise records for the Bills. Meanwhile, he's been targeted 158 times this season, while also averaging 12.2 yards per-reception and finding the end zone eight times.

This is Diggs' second-career Player of the Week honor, with the last coming back in 2016 with the Vikings after a Week 2 performance against the Packers.

It has been a while since a Bills wide receiver has last won the AFC Offensive Player of the Week honor. Hall of Fame wideout Andre Reed was the last one to do so back in the 1994 season, when he brought in 15 receptions for 191 yards and two touchdowns against the Green Bay Packers.

It is the seventh time this season where a Bills player has been named the AFC Player of the Week.

Allen has earned the honor of AFC Offensive Player of the Week four times this season, most recently in Week 15 against the Denver Broncos. Meanwhile defensive end Jerry Hughes was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week back in Week 7, and linebacker A.J. Klein was also named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week back in Week 12.

The Bills will close out the 2020 regular season on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins at Bills Stadium in Orchard Park. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. and can be heard on WGR with John Murphy, Steve Tasker and Sal Capaccio on the call.

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