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Safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix helps Packers defeat Eagles, to remain in playoff race

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Now in his third season, Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has become an established voice. After leading Green Bay in tackles in 2015 (100), the ex-Alabama safety and first-round pick is fourth in tackles this season with 49.

The Packers were in the midst of a four-game losing streak, as it battled Philadelphia on Monday Night Football. Known for his hard hits and ball skills, Clinton-Dix helped Green Bay limit the Eagles to 81 rushing yards on 18 carries. He posted three total tackles and was credit with getting the lone takeaway of the game.

The 6-foot-1, 208-pound defensive back gave rookie quarterback Carson Wentz his eighth interception of the year, picking him off in the third quarter. Clinton-Dix not only added to his team-high (three) in interceptions, but his effort also aided the Packers to a 27-13 win on the road. Prior to the National Football League, Clinton-Dix was a fixture at safety for the Crimson Tide from 2011-13. He totaled 99 career tackles and seven interceptions, while being a member on two BCS national championship teams (2011, 2012).

The Orlando, Fla., native anticipates going to the playoffs for a third straight year and despite Green Bay holding a 5-6 record (third in NFC North), there is still four weeks of football left in the regular season.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @Smsmith_TDALMag.

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