Falcons’ Cordarrelle Patterson named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week

FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons running back Cordarrelle Patterson, who returned a kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown in the 27-24 win over the Bears on Sunday, was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week on Wednesday.

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It was Patterson’s ninth kickoff return TD of his career and an NFL record. He was tied with Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington, who have eight.

Patterson earned NFC Offensive Player of the Week after rushing 17 times for 141 yards and a touchdown in a 27-23 win over Seattle on Sept. 25.

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Atlanta Falcons 2022 schedule

Sept. 11: Saints 27, Falcons 26

Sept. 18: Rams 31, Falcons 27

Sept. 25 Falcons 27, Seahawks 23

Oct. 2 Falcons 23, Browns 20

Oct. 9 Buccaneers 21, Falcons 15

Oct. 16 Falcons 28, 49ers 14

Oct. 23 Bengals 35, Falcons 17

Oct. 30 Falcons 37, Panthers 34 OT

Nov. 6 Chargers 20, Falcons 17

Nov. 10 Panthers 25, Falcons 15

Nov. 20 Falcons 27, Bears 24

Nov. 27 at Washington, 1 p.m.

Dec. 4 vs. Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.

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Dec. 18 at New Orleans, TBD

Dec. 24 at Baltimore, 1 p.m.

Jan. 1 vs. Arizona, 1 p.m.

Jan. 8 vs. Tampa Bay, TBD