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Cordarrelle Patterson competes 102 yards for the first Bears kickoff TD return since 2014



CHICAGO – Seriously threatening Cordarrelle Patterson's seventh career kickoff return touchdown couldn't have come a better time for the Chicago Bears on Sunday.

The New Orleans Saints had just jumped out to a 9-0 first quarter lead when Patterson dropped a kickoff 2 yards deep into his own end zone and surpassed the Saints' cover unit 102 yards for a touchdown.

It marked Patterson's first kickoff return touchdown as a Bears member but the third time he has taken a kickoff return for a touchdown at Soldier Field, the only NFL stadium where Patterson has received multiple rebounds.

Patterson's kick-return touchdown was the first of a Bears player since Chris Williams 2014 versus the Packers.

Patterson leads the NFL with seven kickoff return touchdowns since entering the league in 2013. No other player has more than two in that range, according to ESPN Stats & Information.

This was also his fifth career kickoff return of at least 100 yards, extending his own record for most of any player in NFL history.


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