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Cordarrelle Patterson (Tom Dahlin/Viking Update)

The Vikings not only used Cordarrelle Patterson more, they really varied how they used him when it came to the position he played, the routes he ran, the personnel groupings and the areas in which he was targeted.

The Minnesota Vikings were suspicious that opponents were seeing a pattern. In fact, it was pretty obvious to coaches at field level. When Patterson wasn't playing much, it tipped off defenses that when he was on the field, there was a good chance he could be getting the ball thrown his way. "We were getting a little bit predictable, you know?" head coach Leslie Frazier said. "He wasn't getting...

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