Hyde ties franchise record for punt return TDs

Mike Woods
Post-Crescent Media
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While the Packers came away empty-handed after having first-and-goal at the Lions' 1 on their first possession, the momentum quickly switched back in their favor when the defense forced a Detroit punt and Micah Hyde returned it 55 yards for a touchdown.

Micah Hyde (33) returns a punt for a 55-yard touchdown during Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field.

It was the third career punt return for a TD for Hyde, tying Will Blackmon and Desmond Howard for the franchise record.

"Caught the ball, knew I was going to have a chance to return it," Hyde said. "When the ball was up in the air, I was looking at the return team and I knew I wasn't going to fair catch it. And so I made a first cut, and from there the guys did a great job blocking.

"As soon as I caught it and made the first cut it opened up. I saw the guys blocking in front of me and from there I just had to make the one guy miss and make the cut on the kicker."

Hyde said he didn't check the Jumbotron to make sure his path was clear.

"I'm not that good," he said. "I see guys do that on TV, like receivers and stuff, stare up at the Jumbotron to see where the guys are at. I can't do that. I'd totally forget about who's in front of me. I guess I'm not that coordinated to do it."

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