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Top turnovers: Second half report

Vote for your favorite from the second half of the season


GREEN BAY—The Packers didn't have as many turnovers in the second half of 2014 as they did in the first half, but they still had a number of impactful ones.

Here are the top five, and you can vote for your favorite in the poll at the right.

Julius Peppers, 52-yard INT-TD vs. Philadelphia

The game was well in hand, with the Packers leading 33-6 in the third quarter, but Peppers added his second interception returned for a touchdown on the season. Surprising Eagles QB Mark Sanchez by dropping into coverage, Peppers snagged a pass thrown right to him and took off the other way, stiff-arming an Eagles player the final 20 yards to paydirt.

Casey Hayward, 49-yard fumble return TD vs. Philadelphia

Already with one defensive TD on the season, Hayward added another late in the blowout over the Eagles, as Sanchez fumbled a shotgun snap. Hayward scooped it up and cruised an easy 49 yards for the score, making it 53-13 in the fourth quarter.

Morgan Burnett, INT vs. Atlanta

Burnett hadn't intercepted a pass since December of 2012 but he finally broke the drought. As Falcons QB Matt Ryan tried to throw a short sideline pass to WR Devin Hester, Burnett jumped up to haul it in, returning it 32 yards into the red zone. Four plays later, RB Eddie Lacy scored on a 1-yard TD run, and the Packers led, 24-7.

Burnett, fumble recovery vs. Detroit

The Packers caught a break on this one. With the Lions trailing 21-14 early in the fourth quarter and in good field position at their own 42-yard line, QB Matthew Stafford fumbled a handoff exchange with RB Joique Bell. Burnett recovered for the Packers, who took advantage by driving nine plays for a TD to go up two scores in a crucial Week 17 victory.

Peppers, forced fumble vs. Dallas, NFC divisional playoff

The Packers trailed 14-10 in the third quarter when Dallas RB DeMarco Murray took a handoff and headed for what appeared to be a big hole on his right. At the last second, Peppers got an arm on Murray and stripped the ball, with teammate Datone Jones recovering. The Packers turned the fumble into a field goal, climbing within one point.

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