Nothing changes a football game like a takeaway. Interceptions and forced fumbles can erase a team’s inability to match up on the line of scrimmage. Turnovers can also make a great offense seem ordinary or prone to mistakes.
Some defensive players seemingly have a knack for creating opportunities for themselves and teammates. And some of them turn their big plays into points immediately by taking the loose pigskin to the end zone.
The Chicago Bears’ Tim Jennings led the NFL in interceptions in 2012. He’s sure to make this list, but who else can be considered one of the NFL’s top 10 thieves?
Take a look at the slideshow to find out.