Cordarrelle Patterson Takes End-Around for 47-Yard TD

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    Cordarrelle Patterson has a knack for making big plays in versatile ways. And he did so again on Sunday for the Oakland Raiders.

    Oakland has had a hard time scoring points lately, and they have been looking for a spark any way they can get it. And on Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers, they turned to Patterson to provide that spark. And he did, at least temporarily.

    The Raiders decided to call on Patterson midway through the fourth quarter as they trailed the Chargers 14-10. Derek Carr took the snap and handed it off to Patterson as he moved in motion. Patterson grabbed the hand-off and did the rest:

    That touchdown was Patterson’s second of the season, and both of them have come on running plays now. It was also the longest play from scrimmage he’s had all season.

    Patterson’s efforts wouldn’t be enough to help the Raiders find a victory, however, as they fell to the Chargers 17-16. Oakland has now lost four straight games.

    Patterson finished the game with three carries for 55 yards and that touchdown along with one reception for five yards. On the season, Patterson has 10 catches for 53 yards and 10 carries for 124 yards and two scores. He’s also returned nine kickoffs for an average of 30.9 yards a return.

    Nathanael Rutherford is the managing editor and social media manager for Rocky Top Insider. Nathanael graduated from the University of Tennessee and cultivated a passion for the Vols while growing up in Knoxville a mere 10 minutes from Neyland Stadium. He's been a part of the RTI team since November of 2015 and has been the editor of RTI since June of 2017. If he's not talking or writing about Tennessee athletics, he's probably talking about Star Wars.