It was a good defensive performance in which the Green Bay Packers gave up a lot of yards as usual (409), but didn't allow many points, in part, because they forced three interceptions.
(11:08) (Shotgun) 9-M.Stafford pass incomplete short left to 28-M.Morris (52-C.Matthews).
I'm going from memory here, but I think this was the play where Clay Matthews jumped up for full extension to swat away the screen pass attempt on third down.
(5:40) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 9-M.Stafford pass short right intended for 87-B.Pettigrew INTERCEPTED by 52-C.Matthews (79-R.Pickett) at DET 20. 52-C.Matthews to DET 13 for 7 yards (87-B.Pettigrew).
A nice tip drill catch by Matthews, but Ryan Pickett ran out into the open field to stick his hand out and tip it in the first place.
(5:43) (Shotgun) 9-M.Stafford pass short middle intended for 87-B.Pettigrew INTERCEPTED by 49-R.Francois at GB 34. 49-R.Francois to GB 35 for 1 yard (77-G.Cherilus).
Robert Francois dropped back into coverage, and showed Matthews how to jump up for full extension and grab the interception.
(4:56) (No Huddle, Shotgun) 9-M.Stafford pass short right intended for 87-B.Pettigrew INTERCEPTED by 21-C.Woodson at DET 33. 21-C.Woodson to DET 33 for no gain (28-M.Morris).
As if this game needed anymore WOW plays from the defense. Charles Woodson managed to arch himself over Pettigrew's back and steal the pass away from him.
(9:32) (Shotgun) 9-M.Stafford sacked at DET 13 for -3 yards (90-B.Raji).
Because I wanted to include their only recorded sack of the game (two other sacks didn't count because the Packers accepted a penalty instead). Also, it was good to see some activity from DE B.J. Raji. He hadn't recorded a tackle or sack in a couple games prior to Thanksgiving.
Which defensive play was their best in the win over the Lions?
Matthews pass deflection (34 votes)
Pickett tip to Matthews (135 votes)
Francois interception (174 votes)
Woodson interception (308 votes)
Raji sack (10 votes)
661 total votes