Cordarrelle Patterson scores an unlikely preseason touchdown


Cordarrelle Patterson scored an unlikely touchdown from a fumble during the Minnesota Vikings week 3 preseason game against the San Diego Chargers.

In the NFL, you take points wherever you can get them. Offense, defense, and special teams can all lead to touchdowns, but one way that touchdowns aren’t scored as often is on fumble recoveries.

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver and kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson found himself as the beneficiary of that kind of play during the week 3 preseason game against the San Diego Chargers, landing a touchdown in the third quarter.

Here is a video of that touchdown as shared by the official NFL Twitter account:

On the play, Shaun Hill completed a pass to tight end MyCole Pruitt as he was getting a huge hit from the Chargers defense. Pruitt caught the pass and turned up field to pick up more yards, but was met by opposition. During the San Diego tackle, the ball was knocked out of Pruitt’s hands, bouncing forward.

Aware of the play developing around him. Patterson was crossing the endzone to see the football bouncing near him. All the former first round draft pick had to do was reach down and pick up the football to score 6 points for the Minnesota Vikings.

The team capitalized on the touchdown even more by adding a 2-point conversion from a jump ball pass from Hill to rookie wide receiver Laquon Treadwell.

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Even though the Minnesota Vikings have yet to find a way to get Cordarrelle Patterson some regular involvement in the offense, the exciting young man wants to take advantage of whatever opportunities he can get, including picking up a football for a touchdown.