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Diggs Posts First 2-TD Game in Vikings Win

MINNEAPOLIS —Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs caught three passes, including touchdowns of 15 and 33 yards in helping spark the Vikings 38-17 victory over the Bears Sunday.

Diggs' first score marked the first points on the board for either team.

"I keep saying this every week," Vikings Head Coach Zimmer said. "Each week is different. Sometimes (Diggs) gets the opportunities, sometimes it's (Kyle) Rudolph. I think the more we spread the ball around, the more it opens up for other guys."

Diggs was one of seven players with a reception and one of four players who reached the end zone in the game.

"You see what we can do as an offensive unit," Diggs said. "Everybody (is) just playing their role. As we play together, good things happen."

QB Teddy Bridgewater threw the ball over the top to the left corner of the end zone and the electric rookie wide out pulled it down keeping his feet in for the 15-yard touchdown.

"It was a 'front pocket throw,' as we call it in our room," Diggs said. "Everybody's got a front pocket where you keep your pens and your notepad. That's where he threw it, and it was perfect placement. You can't ask for more, as far as a receiver from a quarterback."

The score gave Minnesota a 7-0 lead with 5:44 remaining in the first.

"It was just a matchup that I liked," Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater said, after throwing a career-high four touchdowns. "Diggs did a good job at the line of scrimmage getting a good release and I just put it in an area where he could come down with it and he did just that."

The score was Diggs' first since delivering a 40-yard, game-tying TD against Chicago on Nov. 1 at Soldier Field.

Diggs has been the Vikings top big-play threat this season and is averaging 14.7 yards-per-reception. His second touchdown exemplified his ability create yards after the catch, and gave the Vikings a comfortable lead in the middle of the third quarter.

On third down, Diggs cut across the middle of the field, catching a pass from Bridgewater and headed up the right sideline. He juked Bears safety Chris Prosinski and leaped into the end zone with CB Alan Ball on his back.

The former Maryland Terrapin has 693 receiving yards and four touchdowns on the season. He's second in the NFL in receiving yards trailing Amari Cooper of the Oakland Raiders (920).

Diggs credited his quarterback Bridgewater, who threw four touchdowns and ran for one on the day.

"He just puts everybody in position to be great, to be successful," Diggs said. "He makes plays and creates stuff back there. I can't give you the formula. You've got to ask him."

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