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Top five defensive plays of season's first half

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There were plenty of amazing plays in the first half of the 2011 season, so there's a lot to look forward to in the season's second half. Here is a compilation of the best defensive plays from the first half.

Just missing the cut:
» Colts' forced fumble goes for TD vs. Steelers
» Bryan Scott's pick six vs. Bengals
» Jared Odrick returns tipped pass vs. Patriots

The Packers' Charlie Peprah picks off a Philip Rivers pass, then runs through and around a host of Chargers to take it to the house.
Chargers linebacker Donald Butler shreds the ball from the grip of Jets tight end Dustin Keller, then rumbles on for a San Diego score.
The Lions' epic comeback in Dallas gets a big boost from a pick six by Chris Houston, who brings Detroit to within 10 points of the Cowboys.
After the Bills overcame a 21-3 deficit in an AFC East showdown, Drayton Florence gives Buffalo a lead with a pick six of Patriots QB Tom Brady.
It's always funny when a lineman happens upon the ball. Vince Wilfork not only pulled off this pick vs. San Diego, but did it again two weeks later.

Best of the first half:
» Catches | Comebacks | Special teams plays

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