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Patience pays off as the ‘Cordarrelle Patterson Effect’ takes hold

By akrammer@1500espn.com

MINNEAPOLIS – The Minnesota Vikings average field position on five kickoffs on Sunday was their own 33-yard line.

And dynamic, NFL-leading return man Cordarrelle Patterson didn’t field a single one.

“The Cordarrelle Patterson effect,” Frazier coined the phenomenon. “When we are starting on the 30-yard line and 35-yard line, it really makes the day a lot easier for the play caller to be able to start plays from there and making calls.”

Shadowed by receiver Greg Jennings’ career-high 11 receptions for a season-high 163 yards, Patterson caught just five…

Source: 1500 ESPN Sportswire

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