Darnell Savage breaks open Packers-Cowboys playoff game with pick-6
Darnell Savage made a massive play to help the Packers extend their lead over the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday afternoon.
Facing a 20-0 deficit, the Cowboys were driving and looking for their first points of the game. However, just inside of the 2-minute warning, Dallas quarterback Dak Prescott tried to force the ball to star receiver CeeDee Lamb.
Savage stepped in front of the pass intended for Lamb and cruised into the end zone to make it a 27-0 game.
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DARNELL SAVAGE PICK-6. WOW.
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This was Green Bay’s second interception of the game. Jaire Alexander picked off Prescott in the first quarter to setup the Packers’ second scoring drive of the game.
Savage did not have an interception during the regular season. The former Maryland product was limited to 10 regular season games this year, but has developed into being a big part of the Packers’ defense. He had 9 interceptions in his previous 4 seasons with the Packers.
This was Savage’s first-ever INT during the postseason. It was just the second pick-6 of his career — regular season or postseason — with the first coming on Jan. 1, 2023 against Minnesota.
Green Bay took a 27-7 lead into halftime.