McPeak’s ‘State of the Packers’

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I’m guilty of giving Clay Matthews a bad wrap. I’ve often called him fragile and questioned his contract.

It’s time I jump back on the ‘Claymaker’ bandwagon.

Matthews was simply electric on Sunday night.

Dom Capers shifted Clay to the inside linebacker position in some looks and on five days of reps he looked like an all-pro at the position.

Eleven total tackles, nine solo, one sack, two tackles for-a-loss and one quarterback hit was by far his best game of the year.

Matthews was able to wreak havoc on Jay Cutler and the reeling Bears for most of the game.

Julius Peppers did not disappoint as well. It appears his pregame speech was far more than words. Peppers himself had four total tackles, one sack, which resulted in a strip of Jay Cutler, and one quarterback hit.

‘Smoking’ Jay Cutler was picked off twice in the game. Once by Micah Hyde and then the Packers’ ‘X-Factor,’ Casey Hayward, had a pick-six of 82 yards.

Green Bay’s horrific run defense held Matt Forte to 54 yards on 17 carries.