To start the second half at U.S. Bank Stadium against the Arizona Cardinals, Minnesota Vikings’ kick returner Cordarrelle Patterson busted loose for a 104-yard kickoff return for a touchdown to put the Vikings up 27-17. That return put him into the Vikings’ record books in a big way.
The return was the fifth return for a score in Patterson’s career. That means he’s now tied for the most return touchdowns in franchise history, a record he now shares with Percy Harvin and Marcus Sherels.
Harvin had five kickoff return touchdowns in his four seasons in Minnesota, and Sherels has had five punt returns for touchdowns in his Minnesota career. Patterson also holds the record for the longest play in Vikings history with his 109-yard return for a touchdown as a rookie against the Green Bay Packers at the Metrodome in 2013.
Coupled with the 100-yard interception return for a score by Xavier Rhodes, the return by Patterson gives the Vikings multiple 100-yard plays in a game for the first time in franchise history.
Early in the third quarter, the Vikings lead the Cardinals by a score of 27-17, thanks in part to a record-setting return by Cordarrelle Patterson.