Stefon Diggs caught his first touchdown of the season Sunday
WR Stefon Diggs runs out a 63 yard reception to the Wake Forest three yard line. Diggs finished with 105 receiving yards on just five touches. Charlie DeBoyace/The Diamondback
Former Maryland wide receiver Stefon Diggs reached the end zone for the first time this season in the Minnesota Vikings’ 21-16 loss to the Green Bay Packers Sunday.
Diggs, who played for the Terps from 2012-2014, caught a 45-yard pass before outrunning two defenders and finding the endzone to cut Green Bay’s lead down to five in the third quarter. The catch was Diggs’ only reception of the day as well as his 25th career regular season touchdown.
The fifth-year wideout had a touchdown called back shortly before halftime as officials ruled Vikings running back Dalvin Cook committed offensive pass interference in the end zone. This was the first time a touchdown was called back by a pass interference review, as the ability to review plays for interference was introduced this offseason.
The 45-yard score was Diggs’ seventh career touchdown in eight games against the Packers. As a result, he has earned some credit as a “Packers Killer,” averaging nearly a touchdown per game against Green Bay.