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Packers' Julius Peppers takes one back to the house
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Packers linebacker Julius Peppers scored his fifth career touchdown Thursday night at home against the Vikings in Week 5.

Peppers picked off Christian Ponder in the second quarter and took it 49 yards to the end zone for a touchdown, giving his team a 21-0 lead. Three of his five touchdowns have been interception returns. Four of his five scores have been from 40-plus yards. Peppers became the first player in NFL history to register 100 sacks and 10 interceptions in a career.

He registered three tackles, half of a sack and a pass defended in a 42-10 victory.

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Julius Peppers yearns to follow success of older stars
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Packers linebacker Julius Peppers will turn 35 before the Super Bowl, but has taken comfort in recent football history. Several premier players continued to rack up sacks at an advanced age.

Among them were Reggie White, who totaled 16 sacks at age 37 and Michael Strahan, who piled up 11 1/2 at 34. Bruce Smith, the all-time leading sacker in the NFL, continued to thrive into his late 30s.

"By no means am I comparing myself to those guys, but you do take a look at those lists," Peppers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "It's not impossible. It's not impossible to have great seasons at a more mature age. People have done it."

Peppers managed seven sacks last year, which matched a career-low. He has totaled double figures in eight of his 12 seasons.

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Healthy scratches dominate inactive list for Packers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The following players will not suit up for the Packers Thursday night against the Chiefs, per ESPN: Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, Eddie Lacy, Sam Shields, Tramon Williams, Demetri Goodson, Morgan Burnett, A.J. Hawk, Clay Matthews, Julius Peppers, Brad Jones, David Bakhtiari, T.J. Lang, Josh Sitton, JC Tretter, Bryan Bulaga, Mike Daniels, Brandon Bostick, Jordy Nelson and Datone Jones.

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Scout: Julius Peppers 'just a freak of nature'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Packers defensive end Julius Peppers is 34, and he said asking about his age is a "fair question," reports the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. But a scout told the paper that age doesn't apply with Peppers.

"I was told by one of our personnel guys that used to be with Peppers that he is just a freak of nature," the scout said. "That his body type may be like he's five years younger. But we won't see that in the preseason."

Peppers played five snaps at end and five at outside linebacker in the preseason opener. He hopes to play a little more Saturday at St. Louis. Peppers intends to let the film show whether he can still make an impact.

"I’m not really going to get into too much discussing what I can and can’t do," he said. "I’m going to let the film speak for it."

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Teammate: Julius Peppers 'a freak of nature'
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com

Packers defensive lineman Mike Daniels described his new teammate, 34-year-old Julius Peppers, as "a freak of nature."

“Charles Woodson played pretty well at 34," Daniels told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. "Julius Peppers is by every means of the word a ‘freak of nature.’ I don’t think age is going to affect him too much. And he’s got some pretty good players lined up with him. Our front seven is very good. When you add the element of Julius Peppers to that. The sky’s the limit in my opinion.”

Peppers signed a three-year contract with the Packers and will rotate between the defensive line and linebacker.

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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
2002Carolina Panthers123528.071212121.02105
2003Carolina Panthers164437.077000.0003
2004Carolina Panthers166452.01211214371.59719
2005Carolina Panthers165038.01210.5000.0006
2006Carolina Panthers165849.0913000.0006
2007Carolina Panthers143830.082.5100.0005
2008Carolina Panthers165140.01114.5000.0005
2009Carolina Panthers164236.0610.52136.51315
2010Chicago Bears165443.0118210.5109
2011Chicago Bears163733.0411000.0004
2012Chicago Bears163932.0711.5000.0002
2013Chicago Bears164531.014711414.01403
2014Green Bay Packers72414.010314949.04913
YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
2002Carolina Panthers1200500000
2003Carolina Panthers1600300000
2004Carolina Panthers16004016011
2005Carolina Panthers16002011010
2006Carolina Panthers1600302020
2007Carolina Panthers1400302020
2008Carolina Panthers1600500000
2009Carolina Panthers16005011110
2010Chicago Bears1600300000
2011Chicago Bears1600302020
2012Chicago Bears1600104640
2013Chicago Bears16002014211
2014Green Bay Packers700102220
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