This weekend the Buffalo Bills take on the Arizona Cardinals and the main one on one battle this week will be between receiver Stevie Johnson (pictured above) and cornerback Patrick Peterson (pictured below). I personally think this a hotter one on one match-up when Stevie faced New York Jets’ star cornerback, Darelle Revis.
Stevie will have his hands full versus Patrick this Sunday to say the least; Patrick is emerging to become the best cornerback not to mention he’s one of the best pure athletes I’ve ever seen in the NFL.
Stevie has played well this year in all five games with twenty-one catches with 234 yards and 3 touchdowns, but will have to up his game this weekend as he will be playing someone that’s his size, strength and perhaps a higher talent level than him in just two years.
I mean no disrespect when I call Patrick, Deion Sanders 2.0 with the exception that he can tackle. I mean the guy can do it all, he’s freakishly athletic, he does returns, he is the #1 cornerback, he even runs the wild cat offense when Arizona runs it, he wears #21,he even high steps like Deion. In twenty-one games, he has had four interceptions, six fumble recoveries, 74 solo tackles, not to mention on special teams he has returned four punts for touchdowns.
Let’s look at the tale of the tape:
Stevie Johnson: Patrick Peterson:
Age: 26 Age: 22
Height: 6’2” Height: 6’ 1”
Weight: 207 lbs. Weight: 219 lbs.
Years Pro: 5 Years Pro: 2
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