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Week 9 Patriots vs Packers: Cordarrelle Patterson puts New England’s offense on his back

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New England is up 17-10.

Miami Dolphins v New England Patriots Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers are going toe-for-toe in their prime time matchup, with the home team going up 7-0 and 10-3 but the visitors coming back to tie the game each time. Late in the second quarter, New England took another lead thanks to emergency running back Cordarrelle Patterson:

With Sony Michel out again due to a knee injury, the Patriots are once again using Patterson as a regular member of their running back rotation. So far, he is looking very good and much improved when compared to his backfield debut last week. On the day, the former first-round draft pick now has five carries for 51 yards and the touchdown above.

Patterson will likely continue to play a big role for the rest of the game — not only does New England have just three backs (including Patterson) active, passing back James White also came up limping following a second quarter carry.