Matthews fined for blindside block on Wilson
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin
Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews said there were "a lot of plays" his team would like to have back from Sunday's game. For multiple reasons, one will be his illegal blindside block against Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson.
The NFL fined Matthews $22,050 for the illegal block Thursday. It came on Packers safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix's interception return in the second quarter.
Clinton-Dix returned the interception to Seattle's 34-yard line, on the edge of field goal range. The 15-yard penalty backed Green Bay on the opposite side of midfield. The drive ended with quarterback Aaron Rodgers' second interception of the game, preventing the Packers from scoring points.
Green Bay lost in overtime, 28-22.