Even though the Vikings ultimately lost to the Baltimore Ravens, it is hard to discount Patterson's 255 all-purpose yardage, which included a 79 yard touchdown reception with 45 seconds left to give Minnesota a four-point lead.
The Jets may have lost 19-3 to Baltimore last week but don't blame the rookie from Missouri, who played "grown man football" by leading the league's No. 1 rated run defense in tackles against the defending champs.
All of the focus was on the healthy return of veteran pass-catchers Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola but the rookie from Marshall wound up being Tom Brady's favorite target against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
There were plenty of fireworks to be seen in the Redskins' 45-41 victory over the Chicago Bears, but no one was more explosive than the rookie from Florida, who led the game with nine catches for 134 yards and a touchdown.
Contributing to all three of the Jets' touchdowns in a win over Buffalo Bills and their rookie quarterback EJ Manuel, Smith outplayed the highest drafted passer of the 2013 draft and has the Jets, at a surprising 2-1, looking to continue their winning streak.