Not sure who else needs to hear this, but Kenny Clark is really good at football.
To be honest, Clark’s dominance has been on display for years but he perhaps never made as big and as loud of a statement as he did in the closing moments of the Green Bay Packers’ 24-14 win over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.
The Packers were up 24-14 in the latter stages of the fourth quarter and Chicago was driving the ball down the field and entered field goal territory. Getting the game back to within a score would have forced the Packers to at least get one or two forced downs on their next drive to seal the victory.
Then Clark happened.
With shades of Reggie White in Super Bowl XXXI, Clark sacked Bears quarterback Justin Fields on two of the final three plays of the drive, forcing a punt and securing a fifth straight Packers victory.
Packers fans know how good Clark is and so does the team judging by the contract they gave him last year. Yet it does seem like the national media does not give him the same level of respect.
What else does a guy have to do? Clark is a game wrecker, plain and simple. Underestimate him at your own risk.
They say a strong pass rush can help a depleted secondary but what can help a depleted pass rush? Dominate defensive line play and the Packers continue to get it out of Clark.
You can never look back too much at a win over the Bears and the dynamic duo of Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon punished the Bears with their own medicine, dominating on the ground and sparking the Packers to a win.
Green Bay Packers LT David Bakhtiari slated to practice for first time since ACL tear—ESPN
The Packers are 5-1 without David Bakhtiari. It’s safe to say fans would definitely have taken that before the season started and they might be 6-1 when he’s finally ready to take the field against Arizona next Thursday.
A tip of the cap to Lucas Patrick who suddenly found himself at center once again when Josh Myers injured his knee. Not only were snaps flawless but Patrick also held his own in pass protection and was the top graded offensive lineman on Sunday.
There’s a ton to unpack here but I’m glad the man got his answer. Science is wild, man.