A man under pressure can do unbelievable things. Take Sunday night's NFC North title game for example. Two players -- Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater and Packers cornerback Micah Hyde -- converged with the division on the line, each desperate to make a play to further his team's cause. What followed when Bridgewater was hurried and Hyde was alert was equal parts unpredictable and extraordinary.
Topping Week 17's Top 10 "Performance Moments of the Week" presented by Bridgestone is Micah Hyde's backhanded interception.
With just over six minutes to go in the third quarter, the Vikings led the Packers by 10 at Lambeau and looked to be driving again. On a third-and-5, the Packers rushed five, attacking the Vikings' weak gaps. Bridgewater skittered out of the pocket and spotted Mike Wallace near the first-down territory. However, hurried by Packers linebacker Mike Neal, Bridgewater switched the ball to his left hand and tossed a duck toward Wallace.
Covering Wallace was Hyde, who had inside coverage on the speedy wideout. As the slow pass fell toward Wallace, Hyde jumped the route and, with his momentum going backward, caught the ball with his right hand. Falling to the ground, Hyde wrapped the ball back around his wrist and secured the pick before being downed. Though the Packers were unable to capitalize, the play, for a moment, felt like a momentum-altering turn of events. The Vikings would go on to win the game and the division, but it was the Packers' Hyde who secured the number one spot on this week's countdown.