The Buffalo Bills’ season came to a disappointing end Sunday with a one-sided loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, and receiver Stefon Diggs took the loss hard.
Diggs had a sideline spat with quarterback Josh Allen late in the divisional-round matchup. After the game, Diggs left the locker room before some of the Bills coaches had even reached the tunnel, with running back Duke Johnson stopping Diggs before he left the stadium and bringing him back, according to The Athletic’s Joe Buscaglia. Diggs then reportedly left a few minutes later.
The star wideout defended his actions in a series of tweets Monday.
Asked about Diggs’ outburst postgame, Allen chalked it up to the pass-catcher’s passion for winning.
“He’s a fiery competitor,” Allen said. “He wants the ball. Whatever it was that we couldn’t get him the ball tonight, we’re going to have to learn from.”
Diggs had a team-high 10 targets against Cincinnati but finished with just four catches for 35 yards.
After a red-hot start to the campaign in which he racked up six 100-yard performances over the first nine games, Diggs struggled to maintain his production. He only broke the 100-yard mark twice more during the rest of the season, including the playoffs.
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