Eagles' Dimitri Patterson starting at CB

Updated: November 1, 2010, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA -- Kenny Britt's big day cost Ellis Hobbs his starting job.

Dimitri Patterson has replaced Hobbs as the right cornerback for the Philadelphia Eagles. The sixth-year pro will start against Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts (4-2) on Sunday.

"It was a surprise, but it's an opportunity, so I'm grateful for it," Patterson said of his promotion. "Any time I'm able to get on the field, it's a beautiful thing. I just try to go in there and make a statement. That's ...

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