CHICAGO - All-purpose threat Cordarrelle Patterson's seventh career kickoff-return touchdown couldn't have come at 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 fielded a kickoff 2 yards deep in his own end zone and outraced the Saints coverage unit 102 yards for a touchdown.
That marked Patterson's first kickoff-return touchdown as a member of the Bears but the third time he's taken a kickoff return for a touchdown at Soldier Field, which is the only NFL stadium where Patterson has scored multiple return touchdowns.
Patterson's kick-return touchdown was the first by a Bears player since Chris Williams in 2014 versus the Packers.
Patterson leads the NFL with seven kickoff-return touchdowns since he entered the league in 2013. No other player has more than two in that span, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
This was also his fifth career kickoff return of at least 100 yards, extending his own record for the most by any player in NFL history.
Cordarrelle Patterson races 102 yards for first Bears kickoff TD return since 2014
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