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Week 7 Patriots vs Bears: Cordarrelle Patterson makes up for lost fumble, returns kickoff for a touchdown

New England cuts into the Bears’ lead.

NFL: New England Patriots at Chicago Bears Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

After quickly going up 7-0 on the game’s first drive, the New England Patriots’ fortunes quickly turned against the Chicago Bears. The play to start a spiral of negativity for the team was a lost fumble by kickoff returner Cordarrelle Patterson. New England held on to its returnman, however, and it paid off big time in the second quarter:

Patterson, who was voted to the Pro Bowl twice for his return skills, shows why he is still one of the most electrifying kickoff returners in all of football: he fields the Bears’ short kickoff, quickly builds up speed and makes a terrific cut to get into the open field and to the end zone for what is his sixth career return touchdown.

The touchdown cut into the Bears’ 10-point lead and New England is now down only 17-14 with 10 minutes left in the first half.