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Vikings WR Stefon Diggs says recording first 1,000 receiving yard campaign would be ‘dope’

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Throughout the last few seasons, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs has emerged as one of the rising stars in the league.

Diggs has taken that to the next level this season as he’s nearing a major career accolade. He’s just 26 receiving yards away from his first 1,000 receiving yard campaign. In light of that, Diggs has voiced much excitement about this opportunity, but hopes that it will come in a winning effort on Sunday afternoon against the Chicago Bears. (h/t Tim Yotter of 247 Sports)

“It’s cool. It’d be dope, but I’m trying to win, bro,” Diggs said. “Hopefully it’ll shake the way it’s supposed to shake, but I want to win.”

The 26-year-old has been a key piece of the puzzle offensively for the Vikings offense that has been led by their passing game. Diggs, alongside Pro Bowl wideout Adam Thielen, have become one of the top duos at their position in the league over the last two seasons.

He has already set career-best marks with 94 receptions for 974 receiving yards and eight touchdowns. Diggs is also nearing another major milestone as he could also surpass 100 catches in a single season for the first time in his career.

However, his focus is primarily fixated on helping the Viking secure a playoff spot in the season finale against the Bears. If Minnesota were to win the game, it would cement them with one of the two Wild Card spots while knocking out the Philadelphia Eagles, who need them to lose while beating the Washington Redskins in Week 17 action.