GREEN BAY – Over the final seven regular-season games plus the playoffs, the Packers generated 18 turnovers, a significant jump from the first half of the season.
Here are a handful of the most impactful, presented in chronological order. You can vote for your favorite in the poll on this page.
Damarious Randall, two INTs vs. Seattle
Of the Packers’ five interceptions against Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, Randall had two of them
, none more athletic than the one at the end of the first half. The Packers led, 21-3, but the Seahawks were driving in the final minute of the second quarter to cut into the lead. Scrambling to his left, Wilson tried to fire deep to WR Doug Baldwin in the end zone, but Randall slid over to make a leaping interception at the goal line and keep the Packers in control.
Julius Peppers, strip-sack at Chicago
With the score tied at 10, the Bears got the ball first to start the second half but didn’t keep it long. One play, in fact. Peppers stormed around the edge, knocked the ball free from QB Matt Barkley and recovered it himself at the Chicago 17-yard line. The Packers converted the turnover into a field goal to move ahead, which then led to …
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix, two INTs at Chicago
…Clinton-Dix getting interceptions on the Bears’ next two possessions. In recording his second two-interception game of the season, the third-year safety was in perfect position
for a pair of Barkley overthrows, returning them a collective 43 yards to put the offense in good field position. Green Bay turned both picks into touchdowns, building a 17-point lead.
Clay Matthews, strip-sack vs. Minnesota
Playing with a bum shoulder, Matthews made the play that turned around this game against the Vikings. The Packers led late in the first half, 21-13, but Minnesota had crossed midfield looking to close the gap before intermission. Matthews flew off the corner and blind-sided QB Sam Bradford with a powerful hit, knocking the ball loose. Teammate Mike Daniels recovered, and the Packers drove 54 yards for a TD in the final minute to take command of the game.
Micah Hyde, INT at Dallas
There’s no better example of film study, instincts and communication paying off than Hyde’s play in the divisional playoff game. The Packers led in the third quarter, 28-13, but the Cowboys had reached the red zone. On second-and-1, Hyde expected the wide receiver screen based on the Cowboys’ formation, and he was right, jumping in front to pick off QB Dak Prescott’s pass seemingly as it left his hand. It was Hyde’s fourth interception over a six-game stretch, which included a fourth-quarter, goal-line interception of a back-shoulder throw two weeks earlier in Detroit.