GREEN BAY – The Packers have generated 10 takeaways through the first nine games of 2016.
Here are five of the most impactful, presented in chronological order. You can vote for your favorite in the poll at the right.
Joe Thomas, INT at Jacksonville
On the fifth play from scrimmage in the opener, Packers CB Quinten Rollins deflected a pass by Jacksonville QB Blake Bortles, and Thomas was johnny-on-the-spot to snag it. The Packers took over on the Jaguars’ 29-yard line and drove for a go-ahead touchdown on a 6-yard run by QB Aaron Rodgers.
Damarious Randall, INT vs. Detroit
The Packers already led 21-3 in the second quarter when Randall literally stole the ball from Lions TE Eric Ebron. Randall returned the interception 44 yards to the Detroit 25, and the Packers converted it into a field goal for a 24-3 lead.
Kenny Clark, fumble recovery vs. New York Giants
With the Packers leading 14-6 late in the first half, rookie LB Kyler Fackrell’s sack-fumble of Giants QB Eli Manning was recovered by Clark at the New York 31. The Packers were able to tack on a field goal to extend their lead to 17-6 at intermission.
Morgan Burnett, INT vs. Dallas
Cowboys rookie QB Dak Prescott had not thrown an interception in his young career until Burnett picked him off on third down deep in Dallas territory in the third quarter. The Packers took over on the Cowboys’ 16-yard line but were unfortunately only able to get a field goal out of it, cutting the Dallas lead to 20-9.
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, INT vs. Indianapolis
Clinton-Dix had already intercepted Colts QB Andrew Luck once in the first quarter, and he did it again when Luck was under pressure from DB Micah Hyde and overthrew TE Jack Doyle. From the Indy 47-yard line, the Packers needed only four plays to score, as Rodgers found WR Jordy Nelson for a 26-yard TD, cutting Green Bay’s deficit to just 14-10.