MINNEAPOLIS — The Vikings have a pair of 1,000-yard wide receivers for the first time in nearly two decades.
Stefon Diggs crossed the threshold in the 4th quarter on an 18-yard gain against the Bears on Sunday, making it the first time the Vikings wide receiver has had a 1,000-yard season in his career.
Diggs entered the Week 17 contest just 26 receiving yards away from 1,000 on the season.
Adam Thielen eclipsed the mark five weeks ago at Chicago, and he entered Sunday’s game with 110 catches for 1,335 yards and nine touchdowns.
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The duo became the first pair of Vikings wide receivers to each have 1,000 receiving yards in the same season since Hall of Famers Randy Moss and Cris Carter in 2000.
This is the ninth time in franchise history for two Vikings to each have 1,000 receiving yards.
Joe Senser and Sammy White had the first occurrence in the 1981 season.
Carter and Jake Reed did it four seasons in a row together from 1994 to 1997 before Moss arrived in town. Carter and Moss, two Hall of Famers, then combined to do it together from 1998 to 2000.
Diggs also entered Sunday’s game with 94 receptions.
If he and Thielen both cross that mark, they will be the first pair of Vikings teammates to hit the century mark in catches in the same season in franchise history.