The Stat Line of the Night — 10/24/10 — DeAngelo Hall
Jay Cutler, the quarterback of the Chicago Bears, was able to find one target all day long in the Redskins 17-14 victory over the Chicago Bears. Unfortunately that target was not wearing a Bears jersey. DeAngelo Hall of the Redskins was that target, and he forced Cutler into numerous turnovers that ended up deciding the game. He also entered the record books with his performance, tying the NFL record with 4 interceptions by one player in a single game.
Hall’s 4 interceptions tied 18 others for the record, and he is the first to accomplish the feat since Deltha O’Neill did so in 2001. The biggest interception of all, though none of them could be considered insignificant, was the one he made late in the 3rd quarter which all but sealed the victory and put the ‘Skins ahead for good. Hall took that pick back for 92 yards and a touchdown. What was most amazing about it was that it seemed like a nearly impossible one-handed grab. He was also very active beyond those interceptions, racking up 7 tackles as well.
Hall came into the league as one of the most hyped “shutdown” corners to be drafted in many years. He has lived up to that label to varying degrees over the last few years, but yesterday his exceptional performance will definitely be classified as “shutdown”. It also earned him “The Stat Line of the Night”.