Bills’ Stefon Diggs makes NFL history vs. the Jets

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The Bills clinched their second consecutive division crown, winning the AFC East in a 27-10 victory at home against the Jets.

WR Stefon Diggs played a big part in the win as well. He had nine receptions on fourteen targets for 81 yards and an impressive toe-tap touchdown catch on the sideline of the endzone

But that’s not all.

During the contest, the wideout caught his 224th catch since joining Buffalo in a 2020 trade with the Minnesota Vikings.

That was the most catches by any player in their first two seasons with a team in NFL history.

Diggs would finish the day and the regular season with 230 total catches as Bill, setting the new league mark in the newly extended 17 game season.

The previous record was 223 catches, set by WR Wes Welker while with New England in 2007-08.

Diggs had some more career numbers on the day, hauling in eight receptions in the first half alone which was a new career-high. In his seven years in the league, the Maryland product has had three previous occasions in which he finished the first half with seven catches.

He also finished the day with 103 catches on the year to become the first player in franchise history with 100-plus receptions in consecutive seasons.

Diggs had his QB’s full support both on and off the field as well.

“Throughout the year, he didn’t have as many targets and receptions as he did last year,” Josh Allen said while addressing the media after the game. “And maybe that was a little bit by design just to try to keep him fresh in the hopes that we have an opportunity to be in the playoffs. But he looks really good. And I want to try to throw it to him as much as possible because again with the ball in his hands, you never know what’s going to happen.”

The Bills and their pro bowl receiver will now turn his focus towards their first-round playoff game against the Patriots on Saturday in Orchard Park.

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