Stefon Diggs scored a touchdown on Monday Night Football against the New Orleans Saints, and he celebrated. But it wasn’t any old celebration. It was an homage to Randy Moss.
The timing couldn’t have been better, because the Vikings inducted Moss into the team’s Ring of Honor on Monday night. Moss was in attendance, so he also got to enjoy Diggs’ celebration.
Moss’ celebration symbolized his ability to split the defense, and could he ever. Diggs did the same to the Saints on his 18-yard touchdown, and he celebrated accordingly. He then took it right into a Milly Rock.
NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport tweeted that Gronkowski’s injury doesn’t seem to be serious, but he will receive tests on Monday to make sure.
What this means for Gronkowski: Gronkowski has dealt with injury problems his entire career, including back issues that eliminated complete seasons both in college and as a pro. Any time the dynamic tight end limps off the field is cause for major concern.
What this means for the Patriots: New England can’t keep its playmakers on the field. The Pats had only three receivers at their disposal Sunday thanks to injuries to Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola.
Losing Gronkowski takes away their biggest mismatch weapon and punches a big hole in an already paper-thin receiving corps. Chris Hogan, one of the team’s three active receivers, also appeared to be playing through injury. Receiver Phillip Dorsett and running back Rex Burkhead also left with injuries.