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Sam Shields Got Packers’ Super Bowl Ring Tattooed on His Neck

Packers DB Sam Shields has followed in the footsteps of Mavs guard Dominique Jones by getting a tattoo commemorating his team’s championship. Only Shields’ tattoo is a replica of the Packers’ Super Bowl ring. And it’s large. And looks painful. Here is a picture of Sam Shields’ neck tattoo that he shared on twitter via Deadspin:

Not something most players would do, but at least Shields earned it. And unlike Mikel Leshoure’s tattoo, this one won’t look as stupid even if he gets traded. OK, maybe it will be a bit stupid if he plays on another team.

Sam Shields Helps Send Green Bay Packers to Super Bowl

Packers cornerback Sam Shields entered Sunday’s NFC Championship Game against the Bears with two career interceptions. The undrafted rookie from Miami doubled his career total with two big picks against Chicago in a 21-14 win, helping to send his team to the Super Bowl.

Shields answered a fluke Aaron Rodgers interception by intercepting Jay Cutler late in the second quarter. Cutler had been looking right but threw back across the field, bombing one towards Johnny Knox. Shields had Knox blanketed, and capitalized on the ball thrown in the middle of the field because he was playing the inside shoulder. The turnover helped keep Green Bay in front at a time when it appeared as if the Bears had a momentum-changing play.

Then with the game on the line in the final minute, Shields intercepted another pass on 4th and four to seal the win for the Packers. He was playing man defense on Johnny Knox and stepped in front of the receiver for his second pick of the game, icing the victory.

On top of the two interceptions, Shields had four tackles and a sack late in the second quarter that backed the Bears up to their 23 for a punt. The youngster has combined with Charles Woodson and Tramon Williams to form one of the best secondaries in football. Though Green Bay’s stellar pass rush pressures quarterbacks into making poor throws, the talent of their defensive backs has been evident all season. It’s no surprise they’ve made it to the Super Bowl with both sides of the ball playing so well.

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