The morning after: Three thoughts from Vikings WR Stefon Diggs

New Orleans Saints Drew Brees
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees
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13 September, 2017

Diggs, who played his collegiate football at the University of Maryland, was originally selected by Minnesota in the fifth round (146th pick overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.

"It was awful", tight end Kyle Rudolph said with a laugh.

The Minnesota Vikings added Randy Moss to the Ring of Honor on Monday, but it was wide receiver Stefon Diggs who had the best tribute to the former Vikings star.

Diggs was the first Vikings receiver to catch two touchdowns in a season opener since Moss achieved the very same feat. "I think once that happened, it really just opened the door a little bit and kind of opened things up for us". "Everybody was playing as a team, as a unit".

New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees was 27 of 37 for 291 yards and one touchdown. "I'm on to the next play".

The 23-year-old caught seven passes for 93 yards and two touchdowns during the Vikings' 29-19 win over the Saints.

Minnesota's O-line, which featured new starters at each position, relieved major doubt about a unit that struggled to stay healthy a year ago and was forced to reshuffle constantly.

He went on to play eight of his 14 National Football League seasons with the Vikings, finishing behind only Cris Carter on the franchise's all-time record list in receiving yards (9,316), touchdowns (92), and receptions (587). His six carries matched a career low and his 18 yards were the third-fewest of his career. And when they play like that, it makes my job easy. I thought the tempo was great tonight. It was an homage to Randy Moss.

New Orleans rushes three defenders and drops eight, and the Vikings offensive line is able to provide ample time for Thielen's deep route.


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