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Packers Game Ball Of The Week: Clay Matthews

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A familiar sight this season
A familiar sight this season

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Although his hamstring didn't let him play the entire game, LB Clay Matthews was still awarded the game ball of the week for his awesomeness prior to his injury. Stats from ESPN.com: 1.5 sacks, 2 tackles for loss, and 3 QB hits. Unfortunately it looks like he'll be out of action for a couple weeks, unless the treatment on his injured hamstring goes very well this week.

While I'm mentioning injuries, I was loitering around Cheesehead TV last night, and we discussed QB Aaron Rodgers. The best guess at the moment is that he'll pass the independent evaluation, that he has no lingering effects of the concussion, and he'll be cleared to practice this week. 

Another topic was their 3-2 record. The Colts were mentioned because they are 3-2 also, and fans came into this season expecting improvement from their Super Bowl runner-up. It hasn't been pretty for the Green Bay Packers, but if you take a look around the NFC you don't see a group of dominant teams ahead of them. The Falcons are probably the best team in the NFC at the moment, and they struggled to put the Browns away last week. The Redskins are 3-2, but they could "be 0-5 without having played materially different."  They've just got to find a way to win, get into the playoffs anyway possible, and I'll still pick them over any NFC opponent in a playoff game.