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Clay Matthews caused a bit of a stir online Wednesday with his comments about the hit he took from Philadelphia Eagles lineman, and former Packer, Allen Barbre.
Clay Matthews filtered his true feelings as much as he could, but the Green Bay Packers linebacker still was upset less than 48 hours after receiving perhaps the most vicious block in his career.
“I wasn’t a fan of it,” Matthews said of Barbre’s block. “I've got a lot more to say about it, but I’m going to say it behind closed doors. I mean, it was a cheap shot. It is what it is. I ate it.”
This isn’t a great look from Matthews, considering some of the hits he’s dished out over the years.
This isn’t a condemnation of Matthews. Simply a reminder.
Bob McGinn has his scouting report of the Texans up and it is, as usual, filled with tons of great information on the Packers’ upcoming opponent.
It’ll be a two-time MVP against the NFL’s lowest-rated quarterback Sunday when the Green Bay Packers and Houston Texans meet at Lambeau Field.
On Wednesday, three personnel men picked the Packers to handle their role as 6 1/2-point favorites. Their predicted scores were 24-13, 27-17 and 20-10.
Eric Goska looks at the Packers' penchant for allowing scores prior to halftime. Literally every single team the Packers have faced this season has scored in the final two minutes of the first half.
The Packers may have temporarily saved their season with a win in Philadelphia, but Pete Dougherty writes that the playoffs are still a long shot.
Aaron Rodgers spoke with the media Wednesday:
Davante Adams has turned into a legit weapon for the Packers' offense. Michael Cohen chronicles Adams’ journey from disappointment to dynamo.
I jumped on Facebook Live on Wednesday afternoon to take questions from Packers fans.
I also did a Q&A with Steph Stradley of the Houston Chronicle:
The Packers reportedly are bringing back quarterback Joe Callahan.
The Texans’ quarterback is having a rough season.
At least one Texans player remembers their last victory in Lambeau:
Great look from Sports Illustrated at how we watch football these days: