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We’ve seen it before. We’ll no doubt see it again. But there’s no end to the joy of breaking down the beauty of a Cordarrelle Patterson touchdown play.

Patterson was the beneficiary of a bunch of superb blocks on the play but also used his speed, quickness, strength and vision to weave his way 67 yards down field through six tackle attempts on his way to the end zone.

In this edition of Coach Cam, let’s take a close look at Patterson’s magnificent touchdown run. Here’s how he did it, in 15 not-so-easy steps:

Step 1: The Vikings line up in a 2-TE, 2-WR set. Cordarrelle Patterson lines up wide, then goes in motion…

Cordarrelle Paatterson's 67-Yard Td vs Rams Pre-snap

Step 2: …and lines up in the I-Formation behind Matt Asiata

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 3: To take a pitch from Matt Cassel

Cordarrelle Paatterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 4: And follow his lead-blocker

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 5: To take advantage of the lane created by Brandon Fusco, Kyle Rudolph and be patient while…

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 6: …Rudolph and Asiata seal their men so Patterson can

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 7: Shoot the gap and…

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 8: (Please note Adam Thielen entering your picture from the left; it’s important later)

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 9: …use his speed to…

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 10: Split the defenders and…

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 11: …break some tackles,  then

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 12: Cut back inside…

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 13: Then cut back again, breaking a tackle and

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 14: Get some help from Thielen, who gets in the way of a pursuing defender

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

Step 15: Then break one final tackle before falling into the end zone for the score!

Cordarrelle Patterson 67-Yard Td vs Rams

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