Working pitchside at an NFL game should really come with a health warning.
It’s not uncommon to see photographers, cheerleaders and coaches caught in the crossfire as the NFL’s biggest athletes slug it out and this time a security guard felt their force.
After reeling in Josh Allen’s sideline pass for a 17-yard touchdown, Diggs was shoved out of the back of the end zone on the resultant two-point conversion.
Diggs crashed into a security guard who had his back turned to the play.
The security guard appeared to land on Diggs after falling hard on his back.
But then touchline microphones caught the Bills wideout telling the unsuspecting employee to “Get your a** up!”
Diggs’ teammates Khalil Shakir and Mitch Morse arrived on the scene to help their star wide receiver to his feet before checking on the felled security guard.
Diggs’s late efforts proved in vain as the Bills slipped to 24–18 defeat, leaving them to 5–4 on the season as the race for the playoffs heats up.
Joe Burrow completed 31 of 44 passes for 348 yards and two touchdowns as the Bengals held off Buffalo’s late comeback.
Diggs’ double play cut the deficit to six with less than four minutes remaining but the Bills were unable to get the ball back in time to avoid a fifth loss of the year.
Sunday’s game also marked the first time Bills safety Damar Hamlin returned to Paycor Stadium, where he collapsed due to cardiac arrest during a game between the two sides in January.
He took part in warm-ups before the game on Sunday and greeted several Bengals players but was inactive for the game.