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Cordarrelle Patterson returns opening kickoff for score, but Bears respond

By Mike Wilkening

Vikings rookie wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson began Sunday’s Minnesota-Chicago game with a 105-yard kickoff return against the Bears’ well-regarded special-teams coverage unit.

One of the Vikings’ three 2013 first-round picks, Patterson got excellent blocking from his teammates, and once he got past Bears kicker Robbie Gould around Minnesota’s 30-yard line, he […]

Pregame: New faces mix with old rivalries in Vikings-Lions

By akrammer@1500espn.com

Two NFL greats have been mainstays of Minnesota Vikings-Detroit Lions football since 2007, but in the 13th meeting between running back Adrian Peterson and receiver Calvin Johnson — it’s the new faces that have coaches, fans and media buzzing.

Prior to kickoff, the win count stands at Adrian Peterson: 8, Calvin Johnson: 4.

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Cordarrelle Patterson, four others still in the mix for punt returner

MANKATO, Minn. — There are still four players in the mix to compete with Minnesota Vikings incumbent punt returner Marcus Sherels for the starting job.

Receivers Jarius Wright, Stephen Burton, Cordarrelle Patterson and cornerback Bobby Felder will be in the rotation to return punts for Friday’s preseason game at the Buffalo Bills, along with Sherels.

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Patterson Shines In Vikings First Preseason Game

Photo: Aj Mansour (KFAN)

By: Aj Mansour | KFAN.com @AjKFAN

Minneapolis, MN – All Training Camp long we’ve been told that Cordarrelle Patterson’s game does not translate to the practice field but has to be seen in an actual live-game scenario. Friday night at Mall of America Field, Vikings fans were privy to the […]

Vikings kicker Blair Walsh striving to avoid a sophomore slump

MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota Vikings’ special teams coach Mike Priefer and Blair Walsh sat down after the kicker’s stellar season and watched every kick to see where the rookie Pro Bowler needed to improve on to avoid a sophomore slump.

Walsh took notes as he and Priefer studied every kickoff, field goal and point after […]