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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (84) jumps over fallen Houston Texans safety Eddie Pleasant (35) and cornerback Roc Carmichael (22) to gain extra yardage in the first quarter Friday in Minneapolis. Andy King | Associated Press

Patterson impresses in Vikings debut

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Cordarrelle Patterson stood at the back of the end zone and waited for the opening kickoff.

When Houston kicker Randy Bullock couldn't get it deep enough, Patterson snatched it out the air and burst through the line for a 50-yard return. Just like that, the speedy rookie from Tennessee was off and running to an impressive debut.

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