Patrick Peterson's excellence in perspective

A few notes regarding Arizona Cardinals rookie Patrick Peterson's 80-yard punt return for a touchdown against the St. Louis Rams in Week 12, with some help from Elias Sports Bureau:

  • Punt Returns of 80+ Yards for TDs

    Peterson became the fourth player in NFL history with four punt returns for touchdowns in the same NFL season.

  • Peterson is the sixth player in NFL history with four career punt returns for touchdowns spanning at least 80 yards apiece. He has done it with only 31 career returns. The chart puts into perspective the achievement.

  • Before this season, no Cardinals player had recorded a punt return of 80 yards or longer since Chuck Latourette in 1968. Latourette was also the Cardinals' punter.

The Cardinals are home for their next three games, beginning with a Week 13 matchup against Dallas. They are 3-1 this season when Peterson returns a punt for a touchdown.