Minnesota Vikings’ Cordarrelle Patterson returns opening kickoff for touchdown (GIF)


Aug 9, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; A general view of Minnesota Vikings helmets during the second half against the Houston Texans at the Metrodome. The Texans won 27-13.Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

During Week One of the NFL season, we saw a lot of action – many things we hadn’t seen in quite some time. But you know what we didn’t see? Shockingly enough, we didn’t see a kick return.

Thankfully though, for those of you who were just void of watching a man run 100+ yards, Minnesota Vikings wide receiver/return man Cordarrelle Patterson has you covered.

The Vikings rookie took the opening kickoff in the game between his Minnesota Vikings and the Chicago Bears to the house and did so with relative ease.

Taking the kickoff relatively deep in his own endzone, Patterson ran relatively untouched through the teeth of the Bears’ kick return team, speeding by the kicker en route to his first ever return touchdown – presumably one of many given his talents.

As if that wasn’t enough though, moments later, after the Vikings had kicked off, Bears return man Devin Hester (and apparent Hall of Famer, according to Hester) nearly did the same thing, though couldn’t beat out the coverage as he was slowed down by the Vikings kicker before he could return his kickoff for a touchdown.


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