For consecutive weeks, a member of the Vikings’ 2015 draft class has earned an NFC weekly award.
Receiver Stefon Diggs was named NFC Offensive Player of Week 2 after he turned nine catches into 182 receiving yards and a touchdown in the Vikings’ 17-14 win against Green Bay.
Diggs, a 2015 fifth-round pick, leads the NFL with 285 receiving yards through two weeks and two starting quarterbacks. He’s the first player to earn an offensive player of the week award under head coach Mike Zimmer.
His 17.8 yards per catch ranks second in the NFL among receivers with at least 10 grabs, trailing only Oakland’s Amari Cooper (18.9).
Linebacker Eric Kendricks, a 2015 second-round pick, was named NFC Defensive Player of Week 1 for his efforts in Tennessee.