Defensive and Special Teamers Close to Historic Feats

Defensive and Special Teamers Close to Historic Feats

Linebacker Julius Peppers can pass Michael Strahan in career sacks with six in 2016.

Linebacker Julius Peppers can pass Michael Strahan in career sacks with six in 2016.

A few players on the defensive side of the ball in Green Bay could find themselves among the all-time leaders at their positions when this season is said and done. A few special teamers also have a chance to carve their name into the record books. 

Let's take a quick look at where some of the Packers' defensive and special teams players could be headed this year.

Linebacker Julius Peppers

Julius Peppers is tied for ninth in NFL history with 136 sacks. An even six would put him all alone at fifth all time, just ahead of Michael Strahan's 141.5. Six sacks would also put Peppers in the top fifteen all-time in Packers history.

Linebacker Clay Matthews

Clay Matthews ranks just 84th on the all time sacks list with 67.5, but another 2.5 would put him a half sack ahead of his dad, Clay Matthews II. With eight sacks, Matthews would take over the top spot in Packers history.

Kicker Mason Crosby

Mason Crosby is already the Packers all-time scoring leader, but he stands to rocket up the leaderboard for games played this year. He's currently at just 144, but a full regular season would bump him all the way up to fifteenth all-time.

Defensive back and punt returner Micah Hyde

Finally, Micah Hyde may not get many opportunities this season, but if he scores one more punt return touchdown, he'll take the Packers' all-time lead in that category.

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