Vikings' Patterson named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. - Cordarrelle Patterson – who returned Green Bay’s opening kickoff 109 yards for a touchdown on Sunday night – was named today as the NFC Special Teams Player-of-the-Week.
Patterson, a rookie for the Minnesota Vikings, racked up a total of 228 return yards – one of the few bright spots for the Vikes in a 44-31 Packer victory at the Metrodome. Patterson’s run tied the NFL record for the longest kick return. It was also the first time Green Bay got burned for a kickoff touchdown since Jerry Azumah of Chicago returned an 88-yarder in late 2003.
Patterson has a league-high 703 kick return yards this season. He’s the only player with two kickoff returns for touchdowns.