Matthews spent the past season-and-a-half filling in at inside linebacker quite successfully, but the presence of rookie Blake Martinez figures to allow Matthews to return to his usual edge-rushing position starting in OTAs this week. With projected starters Sam Barrington and Jake Ryan also around, Matthews should be able to play outside on a nearly full-time basis once again, which figures to boost his pass-rushing numbers after a reduced tally of 6.5 sacks last term.
It was Matthews' third multiple sack performance of the season, and the first since Oct. 11. He appears to be returning to full form since suffering ankle and knee injuries in Week 8, which he has played through all season. In the three games leading up to Sunday's victory, Matthews totaled three tackles and a sack.
Clay Matthews (ankle) is active for Sunday's contest in Arizona, Duke Bobber of the Green Bay Packers ' official site reports.
Matthews' workload topped all Packers linebackers last Sunday at Oakland, earning 72 of 77 defensive snaps, yet he failed to pick up any counting stats. Meanwhile, the Cardinals' offensive line has surrendered just 23 sacks in 14 games this season, which places another damper on Matthews' potential.
Clay Matthews (ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Matthews was slowed by his ankle injury again this week, but he is set to start at middle linebacker in Week 16 like he usually does.
Matthews was slowed at practice last week by an ankle injury, but he was still able to play Sunday and record his first sack since Week 5. He is now up to 63 tackles (47 solo) and 5.5 sacks through 13 games this season.
|P0||8/7/16||@ IND||8:00 pm|
|P3||8/26/16||@ SF||10:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ KC||8:00 pm|
|1||9/11/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ MIN||8:30 pm|
|Bye: Week 4|
|8||10/30/16||@ ATL||1:00 pm|
|10||11/13/16||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ WAS||8:30 pm|
|12||11/28/16||@ PHI||8:30 pm|
|15||12/18/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|17||1/1/17||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|2009||Green Bay Packers||16||51||37.0||14||10||0||0||0.0||0||0||7|
|2010||Green Bay Packers||15||60||54.0||6||13.5||1||62||62.0||62||1||4|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||50||37.0||13||6||3||47||15.7||38||1||9|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||12||43||32.0||11||13||0||0||0.0||0||0||3|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||11||41||26.0||15||7.5||0||0||0.0||0||0||1|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||61||45.0||16||11||1||40||40.0||40||0||9|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||66||49.0||17||6.5||1||42||42.0||42||0||3|
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|2009||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||1||0||3||46||3||1|
|2010||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||Green Bay Packers||15||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||Green Bay Packers||12||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||Green Bay Packers||11||0||0||3||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0|
|2015||Green Bay Packers||16||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||0|
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