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Week 1 vs. IND
Receiving: 2 / 18 / 0 on 4 targets
Patten caught a 13 yard pass in the fourth quarter when the game was well out of hand for the Saints.
Week 2 vs. TB
Receiving: 2 / 66 / 0 on 7 targets
Patten was the second most targeted Saints receiver, finishing with seven in the game, hauling in two receptions for 66 yards.
Week 3 vs. TEN
Receiving: 1 / 6 / 0 on 1 targets
Patten was hardly involved in this game, but at least he caught the only pass sent his way.
Week 5 vs. CAR
Receiving: 0 / 0 / 0 on 2 targets
Patten dropped both passes thrown his way.
Week 6 vs. SEA
Receiving: 8 / 113 / 0 on 10 targets
Patten had the best game of his journeyman like career, catching eight balls for 113 yards. Brees seemed to have a great deal of trust in him, targeting him on back to back plays and in third down situations.
Week 7 vs. ATL
Receiving: 2 / 29 / 0 on 5 targets
Patten saw consistent action throughout the game, and is asked to find the hole in the zone in three and four wide receiver sets.
Week 8 vs. SF
Rushing: 1 / -6 / 0
Receiving: 5 / 109 / 0 on 6 targets
Patten hauled in nearly everything that came his way, and clearly has the trust of Brees. He did not have a catch in the second half, but was vital to the Saints success early in the game. Patten was not targeted in the red zone at all, but most of his catches were for a good chunk of yardage (43, 20, 16, 20, 10).
Week 9 vs. JAX
Receiving: 4 / 81 / 1 on 6 targets
Patten flourished in his starting role, showing good hands and running after the catch to post good numbers. Patten made the most of his opportunities as the two targets he did not catch were thrown out of his reach, intentionally on one occasion.
Week 10 vs. STL
Receiving: 3 / 37 / 0 on 6 targets
Patten was largely a non-factor against the Rams. His first catch was for a loss in the backfield.
Week 11 vs. HOU
Receiving: 2 / 29 / 0 on 4 targets
Patten showed good hands as well as an ability to run in traffic. However the ball he did not catch came on a crucial fourth down play late in the game when his defender hit him as the ball arrived.
Week 12 vs. CAR
Receiving: 2 / 17 / 0 on 5 targets
Patten caught two passes for 17 yards and he picked up one first down. Brees tried to hit him deep a couple of times but both passes were incomplete.
Week 14 vs. ATL
Receiving: 9 / 122 / 1 on 10 targets
Patten was targeted early and often. He caught the first touchdown of the game on a well defended pass down the sidelines. He also was targeted in the end zone on another drive, but Brees was pressure and slightly overthrew the ball. Patten caught an impressive nine balls when only ten were thrown his way.
Week 15 vs. ARI
Rushing: 1 / 1 / 0
Receiving: 4 / 71 / 1 on 5 targets
Patten caught four balls for 71 yards, including a 32 yard touchdown to give the Saints a 21-14 lead into the half. In the fourth quarter, Patten caught a ball for 26 yards, but fumbled when tackled. The turnover did not lead to a Cardinal score and the Saints' defense held.
Week 16 vs. PHI
Receiving: 6 / 55 / 0 on 9 targets
Patten was the primary target as the Saints turned to the air in order to get back in the game. He saw seven targets in the second half, but was only able to come up with four of them, one of which was overturned due to a holding penalty.
Week 17 vs. CHI
Receiving: 4 / 39 / 0 on 8 targets
Patten surprising did not become significantly more involved in this game after the departure of Marques Colston, as quarterback Drew Brees looked primarily underneath on high percentage passes to his running backs and tight ends.