Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings' Cordarrelle Patterson scores a 53-yard touchdown against the Chiefs (GIF)

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The Kansas City Chiefs are currently playing host to the Minnesota Vikings.

Being that is the third preseason game, most teams are going through their “dress rehearsals,” meaning they will play their starters through the first and perhaps even into the third quarter.

The Vikings made three first round picks in the 2013 NFL Draft and used one of them on wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson, hoping that he could be the explosive play maker they need after dealing Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks. Patterson showed off his big play ability as a rookie but needs to be a more consistent receiver.

During the first quarter of Saturday night’s game, Vikings’ quarterback Matt Cassel found Patterson for a 53-yard touchdown.

You can see the play below.

Stay tuned to FanSided as we get you ready for the start of the 2014 football season over the next few weeks. College Football will kickoff on August 28, headlined by games between the South Carolina Gamecocks and Texas A&M Aggies and the Boise State Broncos and Ole Miss Rebels while the pros will start their regular season a week later when the world champion Seattle Seahawks host the Green Bay Packers.

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