Williams' play seals Packers victory

MIKE RUTSEY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:48 AM ET

PHILADELPHIA -- Tramon Williams had made 16 interceptions prior to Sunday's game but none was bigger than the one he made with 33 seconds left on the clock against the Philadelphia Eagles.

With the Eagles on the Packers' 27-yard line and 44 seconds to play, Michael Vick had a one-on-one with Riley Cooper split wide left going solo against Williams.

Vick went for the home run sending Cooper into the end zone but it was Williams who turned at the last second, jumped and came down with the ball to seal the Packers' 21-16 victory.

"This is definitely the best one. I've never made a play like this in the playoffs," Williams said in the joyous Packers locker room.

He was asked to go over the play one last time.

"The wide receiver just ran a goal out," he started off. "He came off the line pretty fast but kind of slowed up near the end. I didn't know if he knew the ball was going to be thrown. We bumped into each other and as we bumped I turned my head around and spotted the ball.

"Once I spotted the ball I knew I was going to be able to get to it but I didn't know if he was going to break it up. But I was able to make a play on it."

Williams then ran the ball out to the 10 before being downed and that was that.

"It's a great feeling," Williams said. "It's the game and gives us a chance to move one."

Just how scary was it for him in those closing minutes with Vick throwing the ball and the stadium going nuts.

"We knew it was going to be tough," he said of the win. "No matter how much you game plan for Vick he still tends to get out and make plays. I take my hat off to our D-line for just being disciplined and limiting the guy from making a big impact on the game like he usually does."

Veteran cornerback Charles Woodson had nothing but praise for Williams.

"He certainly showed his vertical leap on that final play and came up with a big one," Woodson said. "But what a play in a playoff game for him to make. A big play for him, a big play for the team."


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