Stefon Diggs active for Vikings despite drama, per report


But despite the missed practices, the fines, the ostensible trade request, and his apparent unhappiness with the Kirk Cousins-led offense, Diggs will reportedly play against the Giants on Sunday.

Cousins and Thielen also hooked up for two touchdowns, which means that a week of calls for better execution and apologies from the quarterback could be put all the way in the past. Although Diggs didn't etch out a revenge-game-like performance, his play on the field (three catches for 44 yards) was about the only quiet thing surrounding the receiver this week.

Thielen has a habit of rebounding after bad games.

So much for the Minnesota Vikings being one dimensional.

There is no question that Thielen's mod can be attributed to the monster outing he enjoyed against NY after finishing with seven receptions for 130 yards and a pair of touchdowns. That's what happens when a team has no running game and the pass rush can just unload - especially against a rookie quarterback.

Diggs has 13 receptions and 209 receiving yards on the season. The screen game added variety to the offense. The Vikings torched the Giants through the air for 306 yards en route to a 28-10 win to push their record to 3-2 on the season.

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A rookie fifth-round draft pick who most didn't expect much from, Connelly tore his ACL in the New York Giants' week four win against the Washington Redskins as he landed awkwardly while making a tackle on quarterback Dwayne Haskins. He finished with seven catches for 130 yards. Comparatively, the Giants gained a first down on just 25 percent of their passing plays. His 218 combined yards was more offense than the entire Giants team had (211). "I trust that he knows how that goes and I think when you go back to last week, which you don't love to do at this point, but when you go back to last week, I think he learns from those reps".

The Vikings thus got the ball after the safety and drove down for a 32-yard field goal from Dan Bailey.

Slayton got behind former All-Pro cornerback Xavier Rhodes for the touchdown. The Vikings ran that play at least two other times to Thielen in the first half alone. Golden Tate will make his Giants debut as he returns from a four-game suspension.

Unfortunately for them, Pat Shurmur called a predictable rush up the middle with rookie running back Jonathan Hillman on the one-yard line that the Vikings snuffed out easily for a safety.

They'll take on the undefeated New England Patriots at 8:20 p.m. ET on Thursday Night Football.