Minnesota Vikings kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson set a franchise record during the team’s week 10 game against the Washington Redskins on November 13th.
Fans of the Minnesota Vikings didn’t come away from watching the week 10 game against the Washington Redskins with much to cheer about. During a game where the team had plenty of opportunities to walk away with a win and end their losing streak, the contest ended in disappointment.
However, there was one part of the game which was overlooked during the game, and it involves Vikings kick returner and wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson. While Patterson was only able to return two kicks for 44 yards against the Redskins, it was enough to place him in Minnesota’s record books.
Coming into the game, Patterson had 3,619 kick return yards during his career with the Vikings. He only needed 5 yards to pass franchise leader Darrin Nelson, who accumulated 3,623 kick return yards during his time with Minnesota.
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Now that Cordarrelle Patterson is the Minnesota Vikings franchise leader in kick return yards, he can continue to build on that number. With at least 6 games left this season and a possibility to return to the team afterwards, Patterson could keep building a franchise record that may never be broken.
Hopefully, he can add to that total in week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, November 20, 2016, where the Vikings will need all the help they can get from their special teams to come away with a win to end their 4 game losing streak.
Congratulations to Cordarrelle Patterson on setting a franchise record with the Minnesota Vikings and landing a place in the team’s history. Being able to accomplish a feat like this during only 4 years with the franchise is no easy task, and there is no end in sight to how many more yards could be added to this number before he is done.