Packers: Five standout performances from Week 12 win vs. Bears

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Green Bay Packers, Darnell Savage
Green Bay Packers, Darnell Savage (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

1. Darnell Savage

Stat line: 1 tackle, 2 interceptions

I have felt for a couple weeks now that Darnell Savage was on the verge of making some big plays. He did just that in this game.

Savage picked off Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky twice Sunday night, earning his first two of the season. Each pick was an example of why Savage can be so good.

On the first, Trubisky overthrew his intended receiver Darnell Mooney on a deep pass. Savage tracked the ball in the air, turned on the jets, and went and got the ball. Savage caught the pass about three yards deep in the end zone and held on through the fall for the first turnover of the game.

On his second pick, Savage was assisting in triple coverage against Mooney again, and made Trubisky pay for an ill-advised throw, jumping up and landing hard on his back for the interception.

Savage did leave the game and did not return midway through the third quarter with a back injury. It’s uncertain how bad the injury is. With such a large lead, there was no need for the team to send him back out there and risk further damage.

Turnovers seem to come in bunches and it would not surprise me at all to see Savage start coming down with more of the opposing teams’ passes.

Let’s hope the injury is minor and Savage is able to go next week against the Philadelphia Eagles and build off his stellar game.