In the Packers’ 28-19 win over the Bears, Keisean Nixon collected his first career interception late in the game to seal the win over Chicago.
Nixon, who spent the first three years of his career with the Raiders, has seen more time in the Packers’ defensive backfield. In the last two weeks Nixon has been on the field for 71% of the snaps against the Bears and 83% of the snaps the previous week versus the Eagles. That’s in addition to his work on special teams.
Second Packers’ player to have an interception and 100+ kick-off return yards in same game
In addition to his interception in the Chicago victory, Nixon also returned four kick-offs for 102 yards. In the process, Nixon became only the second Packers’ player in team history to have an interception and 100 or more kick-off return yards in the same game.
The other Packer player? Herb Adderley on November 18, 1962. He had an interception and 103 kick-off return yards in the Pack’s 17-13 win over Baltimore.
Nixon, who was an undrafted free agent out of South Carolina, was the first player since 2014 to have an interception and 100+ kick-off return yards in the same game. Adam “Pacman” Jones did it 2014 with the Cincinnati Bengals. In addition to his interception in the December 22, 2014, contest, Jones had three kick-off returns for 134 yards.
Keisean became the 52nd player in NFL history to have an interception and 100+ kick-off yards in the same game. Abe Woodson, who played nine years (1958-66) in the NFL with San Francisco and St. Louis, tops the list by doing it five times in his career.
Keisean Nixon has four straight games with 100 or more kick-off return yards, tying a Packers’ record
With 103 kick-off return yards in the Bears’ game, Nixon also tied a Packers’ record. He had 100+ kick-off yards for the fourth straight game. He tied Steve Odom, who in 1975 had four consecutive games for the Packers with 100 or more kick-off return yards.
Nixon also became the 61st player in NFL history to have a streak of four or more games with 100+ kick-off return yards. The NFL record is nine straight games with 100+ kick-off return yards by Glyn Milburn of Detroit in 1996. Nixon’s four-game streak is the first in the NFL since 2010.
Through games of Week #13, Keisean Nixon is tied for the league lead with 25 kick-off returns. He is also second in the league with 617 kick-off return yards.
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