Skip to main content

WATCH: Washington Secondary Looks Lost On Cordarrelle Patterson TD

WFT secondary torched by Cordarrelle Patterson in the second quarter.

The Washington Football Team's secondary continues to struggle.

With 11:07 left in the second quarter, Falcons receiver Cordarrelle Patterson found the end zone on a 42-yard catch from quarterback Matt Ryan. Patterson's third touchdown this season helped stake Atlanta to a 10-0 lead.

Here's a look at the touchdown pass:

READ MORE: How Will WFT Defense Make Up For Loss of CB Benjamin St-Juste?

Patterson was lined up on the far side of the field, Ryan dropped back after a play-action and the WFT secondary failed to assign a defender on the receiver. Patterson was wide open for the easy score.

Scroll to Continue

Recommended Articles

wentzirsay
Play

'It Is What It Is': Commanders QB Carson Wentz Responds to Colts Owner Jim Irsay's Comments

Taking the high road, Wentz admits surprise, but doesn't fire back

Chase Young, Washington Commanders, Green Bay Packers
Play

Defensive Stand: Washington Commanders to Face Three of NFL's Top 10 Offenses

Some challenges await, within the NFL's easiest schedule

dot rob
Play

Jahan Dotson, Brian Robinson Sign Rookie Contracts with Commanders: Details

Now under contract are first-round pick Jahan Dotson and third-round pick Brian Robinson.

Patterson leads the team with three touchdowns, and he is on pace to surpass Calvin Ridley for the team's lead in receiving yards.

As of time of the touchdown, Patterson has 56 receiving yards today on three receptions and ran the ball twice for nine yards.

The touchdown marked Patterson's 12th receiving touchdown of his career and Ryan's 352nd passing touchdown, adding to his franchise record.

Patterson has continued to be quite the surprise acquisition for the Falcons this offseason, and he's arguably the team's most important offensive weapon.

If WFT wants to get back in this game, giving up big chunk plays like the blown coverage on Patterson need to be eliminated. Part of the solution is dominating the with the front seven, which is supposed to be a Washington strength. Covering open receivers would help, too.

CONTINUE READING: Opponent Focus: Falcons WR Calvin Ridley Ready To Bust Out