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Note: Perhaps I missed it but some say Diggs did have an outburst during a game filled with them by the Bills (after the interception during the failed two point conversion). Which, I’m sure people will ignore, but is worth noting considering how this article starts/argues/finishes.

I hate being right all the time. 

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It’s a gift and a curse. 

I picked the Kansas City Chiefs to best the Buffalo Bills 34 to 24. 

I also picked the Buccaneers to upset the Packers 38-30. 

The final scores for those games? Tampa Bay 31 – Green Bay 26 with Tom Brady going to his tenth Super Bowl. In the AFC the Chiefs bested the Bills 38-24.

Not too shabby. 

Then again, I had some help. One of the benefits of covering the NFL for a living is that you end up with access to a tremendous amount of data, whether it be from the sports betting world or stats sites like Pro Football Focus. 

We’ve even added our own sports betting insider, Mickey, who will be covering the burgeoning world of sports betting for our new app and YouTube channel: UFFda! Sports. 

Before the AFC Championship Mickey emailed me; saying:

I like KC over Buffalo assuming the line is less than -5.  I already pounded KC -2.5.  On Sunday when the lines opened up for this game the range was all over the place with the casino’s at on line books across the world.  

One site had Buffalo – 1.5 as well as KC – 4 which is an incredible spread between competing sports books.   

Would have loved KC + 1.5 if I could have had the opportunity.  

Now, I’m the guy at the blackjack table that everyone hates because I double down on 7’s and 2’s, and have zero idea what I’m doing or why my thumbs keep getting broken. 

So, I mainly took that as those in the betting world liked Kansas City but not by as much as I thought. I wasn’t exactly impressed by the Bills against either the Colts or Ravens, so I figured that the Chiefs would show the AFC that the Bills and their one-dimensional offense are nowhere near ready for the big show. 

That’s where former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs comes in, as he wanted to be the guy, but when you’re the main component of a high powered offense as a wide receiver you need to come through in big spots. 

The Bills have no run game outside of their quarterback, and while they have some decent complimentary pieces next to Diggs in the pass game, they clearly need to add more weapons to keep up with the entirely stacked Chiefs team next season.

The question then becomes how that’ll affect Diggs’ mood. Again, Diggs wants to win, but as other sites recently pointed out, he wants to be the (near sole) reason that his team wins. Remember when he said that he and Adam Thielen had a healthy competition? 

Now we know that one of the many things that irked Diggs was that he is “no one’s decoy”. Sounds like a real team player.

But that’s not how the NFL works, at least for serious contenders. The Bills may have made it close to the Super Bowl, but they were never really in the game Sunday after barely topping the Colts in the Wild Card round, and playing a third of their divisional round game against NOT Lamar Jackson. 

Now that we’ve essentially seen the peak of what the Bills can do as currently comprised, the question becomes what comes next. I’m sure at least some of the fans in Buffalo are waiting with bated breath to see whether or not Diggs and his (new) BFF Josh Allen stay as chummy now that the chips have fallen where they have. 

To Diggs’ credit, he didn’t lash out (on camera) when a lot of his teammates did in the fourth quarter. He also was the only Bills player left on the field watching the Chiefs celebrate. That could be him trying to remember the feeling of losing so he can use it in the future, or it could be because he is super upset (which I’m not knocking).

But, it’s clear that Diggs needs a tremendous amount of balls to produce the stats he did in 2020. That’s why it took 16 games and over 100 balls to finally get him his first 1,000 yard season in 2018. He can produce when he’s THE guy, but he clearly doesn’t like sharing the limelight so I strongly question whether or not he’ll go along with any plan that doesn’t include him getting magazine covers.

Again, his SUPPORTERS said he wants to win but he also wants to be the reason his team wins. Name a successful NFL franchise that has no real run game and a single dominant receiver as the main component of it’s offense. The Chiefs used press coverage to take Diggs, who isn’t the most physical receiver, out of this game and the Bills had no one else to help carry the load.

If Diggs interpreted the Vikings drafting Dalvin Cook as a betrayal… What will happen when Buffalo drafts a stud running back and/or a 1B receiver in April? Will Diggs feel betrayed? I mean, as I said at the time, when your SUPPORTERS are saying “he’s a great guy but don’t cross him!”, there’s a story or fifty there. 

It’s not what people said about Gandhi, for example, and considering that this is the NFL aka the least loyal professional sports league? I have a feeling my other Bills related prediction may come true right on time.

That prediction? That Diggs was a year-and-a-half to two years from pulling a ‘Diggs being Diggs’ in Buffalo. Then again, perhaps he likes that the team lost when he wasn’t piling up catches and yards, as to him it reinforces his importance.

But it’s clear that the Bills need more help on offense and with that being the case, all I can say to the same Bills fans who dominate the comment section in every article I’ve written about him this season: Stay tuned. 

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Mike
Mike
1 month ago

The constant articles about Diggs is pathetic and creepy. You’re like that emotionally unstable ex that just can’t come to grips with the break up and just blows up the other persons phone with text, calls, and emails. Move on already.

Jack
Jack
1 month ago

You give Vikings fans a bad name

Jamie Hensche
Jamie Hensche
1 month ago

I really do believe your right on all this Diggs stuff. I guess time will tell.

Billy
Billy
1 month ago

Diggs is a overrated pass catcher. He can’t get open against a good defense. Let’s face it my Kansas City Football Chiefs ain’t the best in red zone defense or in stopping the long ball. Diggs still couldn’t be productive. He reminds me of Dwayne Bowe. The Bills need a run game. You can’t just pass to one guy and have your qb run when needed and win the big game. Ask any running qb ever….

Elijah
Elijah
Reply to  Billy
1 month ago

Lol led the league in receiving yard= overrated? 🤣🤣🤣

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Thomas Errico
Thomas Errico
Reply to  Billy
1 month ago

First team all pro. Led the league in receptions and yards. Played on a team that had the 5th hardest strength of schedule. Played against the number 1defense in the league at 2 different times during the year (rams week 3, and dolphins week 17). Yeah, totally overrated. Hahahahahahahahahhahahhaahahhahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahaha!

Mike
Mike
1 month ago

It’s been a full season and you guys are still obsessed with the guy, jesus.

Mike
Mike
Reply to  Mike
1 month ago

He doesn’t represent most Vikings fans

Steve Dixen
Steve Dixen
1 month ago

Joe, I like your work but you keep making the same grammatical mistake in your articles. Your first “sentence” isn’t one. There should be a comma after “help”. Love your stuff.

Isaac D Moeller
Isaac D Moeller
1 month ago

Jesus christ dude. Stef was right the vikings offense was flawed and kirk is a milk toast hey you betcha canadian esk bafoon with no hopes of rasing any trophies. Stephon has a good supporting cast in buffalo though they need a better back and more motion and play action. The fact that you care so much about what stefon is doing shows your just salty and still crying about how he was right and our team sucks. Again who made it to the afc champ game and scored more than 7 point? Oh yea the bills. u suck

Last edited 1 month ago by Isaac D Moeller
Bud
Bud
1 month ago

You seem salty. Diggs left, Get over it. Jefferson is great just focus on that.

Elijah
Elijah
1 month ago

As a fellow Vikings fan I can see that you are sad and spiteful that Diggs went to a better team and led the league in receiving yards, cementing himself as one of the best players at the position easily. Good luck in mending your spite and sadness. Maybe stop writing articles until then.

Thomas Errico
Thomas Errico
Reply to  Joe Johnson
1 month ago

Jefferson has a great January golf game. Good pick.

Thomas Errico
Thomas Errico
1 month ago

Just to be clear, you made 2 incorrect score predictions, so that somehow makes you an expert on all things Diggs. That makes total sense. You act like Lamar Jackson did anything at all special in the divisional round before he got knocked into the 2nd grade. He was completely contained by the Bills defense the whole game before he went down, with a goal to go pick six as the cherry on top. You obviously did not watch that game, or you would have never said something so unbelievably stupid. Diggs is fine. He made first team all pro and lead the NFL in receptions and yards, and got to the Championship round in his first year with the Bills.

How did the Vikings do in their playoff games this year? I missed those.

Jamall Spence
Jamall Spence
1 month ago

This article sounds super salty and from a losing hating point of view. he doesn’t play for the Vikings anymore. Move on with Jefferson smh

Cjm
Cjm
1 month ago

As a Bills fan and following Diggs all year, your take is ridiculous. The guy was amazing and just got a bit frustrated yesterday at the end of game. Too bad you can’t enjoy Jefferson and want another team / player to fail. Will you write a “I was wrong” column next year when their is no issue with Diggs. I severely doubt it.

JJBcool
JJBcool
1 month ago

Diggs a SUCKa, how’s Mahommie taste?! Digg out of another cold winter Billdo’s. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha….ehh

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1 month ago

Stefon Diggs has changed the culture of the bills to a whole different culture than what it was last year. But then you get terds like u that will make up shi*. He is a great player, and he is not going to be a bad player because you said he is.

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1 month ago

Smh