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NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Kicking

STATS FG
Field Goals
FGM-A
Field Goals Made - Field Goals Attempted
FG%
Field Goal Percentage
XP
Extra Points
XPM-A
Extra Points Made - Extra Points Attempted
PTS
Kicking Points
Regular Season 13 14 92.9 16 16 55

Top Riley Patterson News

  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Re-signs with Lions

    Patterson signed a one-year deal with the Lions on Tuesday, Howard Balzer of SI.com reports.

    Patterson was an exclusive rights free agent, who spent time with the Vikings and Patriots before finding a home with the Lions in his rookie season. The 22-year-old served as Detroit's kicker for seven games, making 13 of 14 field goal attempts and all 16 of his extra-point attempts. With Austin Seibert (hip) and Aldrick Rosas still on the Lions' roster, Patterson will still have to earn the starting job next season.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Ends season on high note

    Patterson converted all three of his field-goal attempts and all four of his PATs during Sunday's 37-30 win over Green Bay.

    Patterson will thus finish his rookie campaign having made 100 percent of his field goals from within 50 yards and 100 percent of his PATs. While the Lions didn't ask him to take many long field goals this season and Patterson missed his only attempt from beyond 50 yards, there's no doubting that the Memphis product brought stability to Detroit's kicking game down the stretch after the team struggled to replace Matt Prater early on. With Patterson now set to be an exclusive-rights free agent at the end of the league year, the 22-year-old seems like the obvious favorite to open the 2022 campaign as Detroit's top option at placekicker.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Misses lone field-goal attempt

    Patterson missed his lone field-goal attempt but made three of three PATs during Sunday's 51-29 loss to Seattle.

    Patterson's one chance at avoiding a dud performance fell short of the crossbar on a 55-yard attempt at the end of the first half. The only opportunities he otherwise saw came on extra points, and he was even robbed of one of those when the Lions went for two at one point. While Patterson has flexed some interesting upside in recent weeks, the Lions offense could remain particularly untrustworthy in Week 18 against Green Bay if starting QB Jared Goff (knee) remains sidelined.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Another solid stat line

    Patterson converted three of three field-goal attempts and his lone PAT during Sunday's 20-16 loss to Atlanta.

    The Lions' late-season revival continues to pave the way for surprisingly strong Patterson stat lines. Now having three FGA in three of the past four games while notching at least one PAT in each of them, few kickers have outscored the Memphis product in recent weeks. While it may seem hard to trust a Detroit team that lost or tied each of its first 11 games of the year, the offense seems to have turned a corner with head coach Dan Campbell calling plays, and Patterson could continue to benefit in Week 17 against Seattle.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Big day against Arizona

    Patterson converted three of three field-goal attempts and three of three PATs during Sunday's 30-12 win over the Cardinals.

    A wounded Lions team found an unbelievable amount of success against a Cardinals team that entered the week fourth in scoring defense. Patterson was a direct beneficiary and he did well to convert two kicks from 45 yards out and beyond. However, with Jared Goff (COVID-19) uncertain to play in Week 16 against Atlanta, Detroit may be hard-pressed to build on this performance.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: One FGA against Denver

    Patterson converted his only field goal attempt and PAT during Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

    With none of D'Andre Swift (shoulder), T.J. Hockenson (hand) or Jamaal Williams (COVID-19) available, the Lions offense had immense trouble moving the ball and Patterson subsequently had minimal opportunities to produce. However, no fantasy managers should have been starting Patterson anyway. That should remain the case in Week 15 against Arizona even if Detroit gets closer to full health.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Will kick Sunday

    Patterson (illness) will play Sunday against the Broncos.

    Patterson made all three of his field-goal attempts in Week 13 against the Vikings. He'll look to stay perfect Sunday against the Broncos.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Three field goals in victory

    Patterson made three of three field-goal attempts and two of two PATs during Sunday's 29-27 win over the Vikings.

    Detroit found a surprisingly amount of success against a decent Vikings defense en route to the team's first win of the season. Patterson was one of the biggest beneficiaries, and he did well to convert on each of his kicks, the longest of which came from 49 yards out. While Patterson is now locked in as the top kicker in Detroit with Austin Seibert (hip) on injured reserve, it will remain a challenge to bet on the Detroit offense down the stretch. Despite the recent success, Patterson will be a risky fantasy option in Week 14 against Denver.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Makes two in debut

    Patterson did not attempt a field goal but made both his extra-point tries in Week 12's 16-14 loss to the Bears.

    Patterson did all that was required of him in his NFL debut. The rookie will hope for more scoring opportunities while maintaining his accuracy in Week 13 versus the Vikings.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Set to kick Thursday in NFL debut

    Patterson is expected to serve as the Lions' kicker Thursday against the Bears after Aldrick Rosas wasn't elevated from the practice squad Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

    Patterson was signed off the Patriots' practice squad Nov. 16, but he was inactive for the Lions' loss to the Browns in Week 11 while Rosas handled kicking duties. Despite Rosas hitting his only field-goal attempt in that game, he reverted to the practice squad following the contest and will stay there for now. Rosa's reversion leaves Patterson as the only kicker on the active roster, so he'll be in line to make his NFL debut Week 12.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Sitting Sunday

    Patterson (coach's decision) is listed as inactive Sunday at Cleveland.

    The Lions placed Austin Seibert (hip) on injured reserve prior to Week 10, when Ryan Santoso ended up handling placekicking duties for last Sunday's tie at Pittsburgh. On Tuesday, Detroit signed Patterson off the practice squad to compete with Santoso, but the latter will be the team's kicker yet again Week 11.

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  • Lions' Riley Patterson: Signed by Detroit

    The Lions signed Patterson to their active roster off the Patriots' practice squad Tuesday.

    With Austin Seibert (hip) on injured reserve, Ryan Santoso was promoted from the practice squad for Week 10, but he missed a PAT that would've likely ended the game in regulation, and he missed a potential game-winning 48-yard field goal in overtime. Santoso was released by the Lions on Tuesday, making room for Patterson to join the active roster. Patterson will likely operate as the primary place kicker in Week 11.

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  • Riley Patterson: Signed to Patriots practice squad

    Patterson was added to the Patriots' practice squad Tuesday.

    The kicker was originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Vikings on May 5, but he was released Aug. 25. Patterson has little chance of being added to the active roster unless starter Nick Folk gets hurt or is inactive at any point.

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  • Riley Patterson: Injury settlement

    The Vikings waived Patterson (undisclosed) with an injury settlement Wednesday.

    Patterson recently reverted to IR after going unclaimed on waivers, but now he'll be eligible to sign elsewhere this season once healthy. The undrafted rookie out of Memphis struggled in his senior season, when he converted just 15 of 22 field-goal attempts and made 36 of 37 extra points in 11 games, but his earlier collegiate career was impressive.

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  • Vikings' Riley Patterson: Reverts to injured reserve

    Patterson (undisclosed) cleared waivers and reverted to Minnesota's injured reserve Tuesday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Patterson was waived/injured by the Vikings on Monday and will remain with the organization after passing through the waiver wire unclaimed. He'll remain on injured reserve all season unless an injury settlement is reached with the team.

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  • Riley Patterson: Let go by Minnesota

    Patterson (undisclosed) was waived/injured by the Vikings on Monday.

    Patterson opened training camp on the PUP list before being activated in early August, and it's unclear if he aggravated that injury or if he's dealing with a new issue. Regardless, Greg Joseph is now the lone kicker on Minnesota's roster.

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  • Vikings' Riley Patterson: Activated from PUP list

    Patterson (undisclosed) was activated from the PUP list Thursday, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Patterson missed most of spring drills with an undisclosed condition, but he recently passed a physical. He'll battle Greg Joseph for the starting job in Minnesota.

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  • Vikings' Riley Patterson: Lands on PUP

    Patterson (undisclosed) was placed on the PUP list Monday, Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

    Patterson missed most of spring drills with an undisclosed condition and now will miss at least a portion of training camp. Once the rookie gets healthy, he's expected to battle Greg Joseph for starting job in Minnesota.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Edwardsville, IL
Age: 23
School: Memphis
Experience: 2