Week 13 at Seahawks: WR Stefon Diggs vs. CB Shaquill Griffin
If there is one player you know will enjoy the spotlight of Monday Night Football on the road, it’s Diggs.
The former fifth-round pick has three career touchdown catches on Monday nights, but didn’t have one last year when Minnesota lost in Seattle.
That Week 14 matchup was one of the worst performances of the season for the Vikings offense, so you can bet Diggs and his teammates will be juiced up for this one.
He’ll be matched up against Griffin, one of the top rising cornerbacks in the league and a key part of a strong Seattle defense.
Griffin has three interceptions in two seasons in Seattle after being a third-round pick in 2017.
Week 15 at Chargers: S Harrison Smith vs. QB Philip Rivers
Veteran, crafty, passionate … use whatever word you want to describe Smith, and you might as well be talking about Rivers, too.
Never one to be quiet on the field, Rivers has aged like fine wine in Southern California. He’s thrown for at least 4,000 yards in 10 of the past 11 seasons, and has hit the 30-touchdown mark six times in his 13 seasons as a starter.
Rivers will turn 38 years old exactly a week before this game on Sunday Night Football, so the entire nation can tune in to watch the battle against one of the league’s premier safeties.
Smith is the jack-of-all-trades for Zimmer’s defense, and often knows the play call before it happens.
A pair of players who could each be headed to the Hall of Fame will be a fun, late-season matchup by the California coast.
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