Patrick Peterson is known as the one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, but he may have one-upped himself with this one. Early in the second quarter of Sunday’s game, Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor uncorked a 40-plus yard pass toward the sideline and, from there, Patterson did his thing, reeling in a one-handed masterpiece to provide the Arizona Cardinals with another possession.
The play in question took place with the Bills holding a surprising 10-0 lead and, if not for Peterson, the Cardinals easily could have been placed in a three-score hole. This certainly was not the first time that Peterson, who also contributes in a massive way in the return game, has generated a jaw-dropping play, but this particular catch is already generating buzz as the “interception of the year” in the NFL and it would be tough to argue against it.
In the age of the internet, it is always tough to figure out what plays really live up to the vast standard of being memorable beyond the day in which they occurred, but if there was ever a player to produce such a play in the defensive backfield, it is probably Patrick Peterson.
This just might qualify, especially when you see the second angle.