Matthews picks up a sack

Posted by on September 15, 2010 – 12:18 pm

After reviewing the film of Sunday’s 27-20 win by the Packers in Philadelphia, the league credited LB Clay Matthews with an additional sack, giving him a career-high three for the day. Matthews posted three two-sack games as a rookie last season.

With 7:42 remaining in the second quarter, Matthews brought down Eagles QB Kevin Kolb on a 1-yard run, but also forced a fumble by Kolb that was originally marked as going out at Philadelphia’s 19-yard line. The line of scrimmage on the next play was actually the 18, so it went from being scored as a 1-yard gain to a sack (no gain).

The Packers’ total of six sacks in the game is the most since Dec. 17, 2006, when they also posted six against Detroit.

With the three sacks, Matthews is now the NFL leader in that category after Week 1. He becomes the first Packer since DE Aaron Kampman (Oct. 29, 2007, at Denver) to register three sacks in a game.


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