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Patrick Peterson had a quiet day in coverage in Sunday’s 23-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers.
As a cornerback, that’s a good thing.
Pro Football Focus listed Patrick Peterson as the ninth best player in Week 10 after another shut-down performance.
Besides being one of the best corners in the game, the 49ers didn’t have much of a reason to throw it towards Peterson. Justin Bethel received an extensive amount of defensive snaps because of Marcus Cooper playing the slot corner role, a role typically filled by safety Tyrann Mathieu who was sidelined with a shoulder injury. With the mismatches in the secondary, that might’ve been a big reason Peterson only saw 6.67 percent of Colin Kaepernick’s passes.
On the year, Peterson has two interceptions, three pass deflections and 23 tackles. The numbers may not be eye-popping, but for cornerbacks, the numbers may not be the best way to judge someone.
Ben Flores | arizonasports.com | November 15, 2016