Top five defensive plays of season's first half

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.

   The 
  [Packers](/teams/greenbaypackers/profile?team=GB)' Charlie Peprah picks off a 
  [Philip Rivers](/player/philiprivers/2506121/profile) pass, then runs through and around a host of 
  [Chargers](/teams/sandiegochargers/profile?team=SD) 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](/teams/detroitlions/profile?team=DET)' epic comeback in Dallas gets a big boost from a pick six by 
  [Chris Houston](/player/chrishouston/2495634/profile), who brings Detroit to within 10 points of the 
  [Cowboys](/teams/dallascowboys/profile?team=DAL). 
   After the 
  [Bills](/teams/buffalobills/profile?team=BUF) overcame a 21-3 deficit in an AFC East showdown, 
  [Drayton Florence](/player/draytonflorence/2505506/profile) gives Buffalo a lead with a pick six of 
  [Patriots](/teams/newenglandpatriots/profile?team=NE) QB 
  [Tom Brady](/player/tombrady/2504211/profile). 
   It's always funny when a lineman happens upon the ball. 
  [Vince Wilfork](/player/vincewilfork/2505916/profile) not only pulled off this pick vs. San Diego, but 
  [did it again two weeks later](http://www.nfl.com/goto?id=09000d5d822c4a9a). 

Best of the first half:

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