Without Peterson, look for more Patterson
|Think Cordarelle Patterson likes to celebrate with officials?|
Peterson suffered a mid-foot sprain last weekend,
Peterson's backup, Toby Gerhart, also will be scratched per the report. Gerhart strained a hamstring last week.
That makes Matt Asiata (5-11, 234) the starter.
But the Eagles should be ready to defend rookie Corradelle Patterson as well. The game-breaking wide receiver/kick returner has five carries for 35 yards this season, including a 35-yard score two weeks ago.
Patterson has sub 4.3 speed in the 40-yard dash.
To paraphrase the old-timers, Patterson has two speeds ... here he comes and there he goes.
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