Former Packers defensive back Charles Woodson was one of the most dominant players of his generation. The Hall of Famer had his best seasons in Green Bay, playing for the Packers from 2006 until 2012. During those seven seasons, he made four Pro Bowls and was named All Pro twice while winning the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year Award in 2009. He led the NFL in interceptions in both 2009 and 2011.

Woodson not only intercepted 38 passes in seven seasons with the Packers, placing him fourth on the team’s all-time list (tied with LeRoy Butler) but he had a knack for the big play. Woodson holds the Packers franchise record for most interceptions returned for a touchdown with nine.

Here is a look back at the nine pick sixes in Charles Woodson’s Packers career. The Heisman Trophy winner from the University of Michigan came up with the plays that turned the momentum of games and often came through for the Packers in the clutch.

  1. October 22, 2006, Packers 34, Dolphins 24

The Packers trailed 10-6 at the half and the Dolphins received the second half kickoff with a chance to extend their lead. Quarterback Joey Harrington looked for tight end Randy McMichael in the left flat when Woodson intercepted the pass and returned it 23 yards for the go-ahead touchdown.

This was the first interception for Woodson in a Packers uniform and his first pick six with Green Bay. In addition to his touchdown, Woodson recorded a sack, forced a fumble and was in on six total tackles.

Ahman Green ran for 118 yards and a touchdown while Brett Favre threw for 206 yards and a pair of scores.

The win improved the Packers record to 2-4.

  1. November 4, 2007, Packers 33, Chiefs 22

The Packers were clinging to a 26-22 lead in the final minute of the game. A 45-yard field goal by Mason Crosby extended the lead to four points when the Chiefs got the ball back at their own 34 with 1:35 left on the clock.

Facing a 3rd-and-2 from their own 42, Chiefs quarterback Damon Huard dropped back to pass and looked for running back Priest Holmes. Woodson intercepted the pass and ran it back 46 yards for a touchdown to give the Packers a 33-22 road win.

The victory increased the Packers record to 7-1 on the season. Favre threw for 360 yards and two touchdowns in the game, both going to Greg Jennings.

  1. September 14, 2008, Packers 48, Lions 25

The Packers led the Lions 34-25 with 3:31 left in the fourth quarter and the Lions had the ball and were making a desperation attempt to get back into the game.

Detroit faced a 2nd-and-1 situation at their own 40 when Quarterback Jon Kitna looked for Mike Furrey in the right flat. Woodson intercepted the pass and returned it 41 yards for a touchdown that clinched the Packers eventual 48-25 victory.

Nick Collins followed that up a minute later with a 42-yard pick six of his own to give the Packers their final margin of victory.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 328 yards and three touchdowns in the game while Jennings had six catches for 167 yards.

  1. September 28, 2008, Buccaneers 30, Packers 21

The Packers trailed the Bucs 20-7 midway through the third quarter when Rodgers found Greg Jennings on a 48-yard touchdown pass to pull Green Bay to within six points.

Early in the fourth quarter, Bucs quarterback Brian Griese tried to find Warrick Dunn on a short pass. Woodson anticipated the play and stepped in front of Dunn at the Packers 38. He ran the ball back 62 yards for a touchdown. Crosby’s extra point gave the Packers a 21-20 lead with 13:58 left on the clock.

Unfortunately, the Bucs scored twice late in the game to beat the Packers 30-21. It was a rough game for Rodgers who threw three interceptions. Jennings caught six passes for 109 yards and two touchdowns in a losing effort.

  1. September 20, 2009, Bengals 31, Packers 24

The Packers and Bengals were deadlocked at 14-14 midway through the second quarter at Lambeau Field when Woodson intercepted a Carson Palmer pass intended for Daniel Coats and ran 37 yards for the go-ahead score. The Packers led 21-14 in a game they lost 31-24.

Donald Driver had six catches for 99 yards and a touchdown. The Packers got the ball to the Bengals 10 as time ran out but the comeback fell just short.

  1. November 26, 2009, Packers 34, Lions 12

The Packers held a 27-12 lead on the Lions in Detroit in the fourth quarter. Detroit was running out of time when a desperation pass by Matthew Stafford intended for Calvin Johnson was intercepted by Woodson and returned 38 yards for a touchdown that provided the final points of the game.

Woodson had two interceptions in this game, broke up four passes, forced a fumble, recovered a fumble and recorded a sack. Rodgers threw for 348 yards and three touchdowns while Driver caught seven passes for 142 yards and one score.

The Packers improved their record to 7-4 with this road win.

  1. January 3, 2010, Packers 33, Cardinals 7

The Packers crushed the Cardinals 33-7 in Arizona in the 2009 season finale and Woodson had his third pick six of the season.

The Packers already led 19-0 with less than five minutes left in the first half. Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart tried to throw to Larry Fitzgerald in the right flat when Woodson beat Fitzgerald to the ball and returned it 45 yards for a score. That put the Packers ahead 26-0.

The Packers finished the season 11-5. One week later, the Packers lost to the Cardinals in the wild card playoff game in an overtime thriller.

  1. October 3, 2010, Packers 28, Lions 26

The Packers held a 21-14 halftime lead on the visiting Lions after Rodgers threw first half scoring passes to Driver, Jermichael Finley and Jennings.

The Lions scored with eight seconds left in the half to pull to within one score and they received the second half kickoff with a chance to drive down the field and tie the game.

Woodson was penalized for pass interference that netted Detroit 11 yards early in the drive. On second-and-10 from the Lions 38, Shaun Hill looked for Calvin Johnson on the left side when Woodson intercepted the pass and ran it back 48 yards for a touchdown.

The Lions chipped away at the Packers lead, kicking four second-half field goals but the Packers defense held and Green Bay won the game 28-26.

  1. October 2, 2011, Packers 49, Broncos 23

The Packers led the Broncos 7-3 after a 50-yard touchdown pass from Rodgers to Jordy Nelson in the first quarter.

Broncos quarterback Kyle Orton looked for Eric Decker in the left flat when Woodson intercepted the ball and ran it back 30 yards for a touchdown that put the Packers ahead 14-3.

Rodgers threw for 408 yards and four touchdowns in this game with Jennings leading the way with seven catches for 103 yards and a score.

Woodson switched to safety in his final year with the Packers before returning to the Raiders in 2013. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.


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