A Referee Stepped Over The Line By Shoving Vikings WR Stefon Diggs

10.23.16 1 month ago 2 Comments

The undefeated Minnesota VIkings have traveled to Philadelphia to take on Carson Wentz and the surprising Philadelphia Eagles, and the game has been absolutely silly so far with five turnovers in the first quarter, two on consecutive plays. Turnovers always make tensions run high in football games, and the first one, an interception thrown by Sam Bradford, was no different – well, it was a little different.

As the Eagles defense crowded around Rodney McLeod, so did intended receiver Stefon Diggs. The end zone judge didn’t take kindly to that, and he treated Diggs quite roughly. Look at the shove! Someone wishes they were in pads and not zebra stripes.

After Wentz and Bradford both started the season with long interception-less streaks, for this game to start with such a barrage of turnovers was startling. At one point, the teams had combined for twice as many giveaways as first downs. You have to work hard to lose the ball at such a prodigious rate, and the crowd barely knew which way to turn while it was all happening. Eagles-Vikings was supposed to be one of the premier games of this week, but they haven’t executed to the level we’d expect from playoff hopefuls.

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