Patterson made his first career start in Week 11 at Seattle, but caught just three passes. The Vikings gain nothing from not letting their raw rookie receiver see additional snaps, and he'll continue his development at rival Green Bay on Sunday.
Patterson remains a constant threat in the return game, but is getting at least a few additional opportunities to make plays in the passing game. He's barely on the WR5 radar weekly, but the gut feel is he is overdue for a big outing.
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