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Snelling, Matthews, Hartley named NFC players of the week

Falcons running back Jason Snelling, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and Saints kicker Garrett Hartley have been named the NFC players of the week.

Snelling had 129 yards rushing, 57 yards receiving and three touchdowns in the Falcons’ 41-7 blowout over the Cardinals. He’s only the second player in franchise history to have 125 rushing yards, 50 receiving yards and a touchdown both rushing and receiving all in one game, a feat previously achieved by William Andrews in 1983.

Matthews had five tackles, including four for a loss and three sacks, in the Packers’ 34-7 win over the Bills. Matthews also had three sacks in Week One and is the first Packer since 1982, when individual sack statistics were first kept, to record three sacks in back-to-back games. He now has 16 sacks in 18 career games. Matthews was also NFC defensive player of the week in Week Thirteen of 2009. His father, also named Clay Matthews, was also a two-time AFC defensive player of the week winner (Week Twelve 1984 and Week Nine 1991), and they’re the only father-son player of the week award winners.

Hartley went 3-for-3 on field goals on a windy day in San Francisco, and his 37-yarder as time expired clinched the win. This is Hartley’s first player of the week award.

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40 Responses to “Snelling, Matthews, Hartley named NFC players of the week”
  1. Citizen Strange says: Sep 22, 2010 1:58 PM

    Three quick nicknames:
    Jason “Max” Snelling (boxing reference)
    “Cassius” Clay Matthews (boxing reference)
    “Mrs.” Garrett Hartley (“Facts of Life” reference)

  2. 81megatron81 says: Sep 22, 2010 2:27 PM

    Jahvid Best???? WTF He was much more of a beast than Snelling….BS

  3. JaggedMark says: Sep 22, 2010 2:32 PM

    I guess you’re team has to win in order to qualify.
    Since Jahvid best had 17 carries, 9 receptions for a total of 232 yards and “3” touchdowns.
    Disgraceful he didn’t win it.

  4. Charles Wood says: Sep 22, 2010 2:32 PM

    Matthews is a BEAST with a high motor thats seems to only get better with fatigue. He gets into the QB’s head and strikes fear into the hearts of o-linemen who don’t wanna be responsible for their Field General getting hit or injured. It may not happen this season, but one day he’ll own the sack record.

  5. jiggles423 says: Sep 22, 2010 2:47 PM

    81megatron81 you nailed it! Best had 78 rushing yards with a 4.6 yard average, Snelling did have 129 yards with a 5.4 yard average, Best had 154 yards recieving averaging 17.1 ypc while Snelling had 57 yards receiving averaging 11.4 ypc. A huge difference is Snelling is on a team that had a huge lead and just ran and ran to run out the clock while Best was making plays left and right to get the Lions a lead and then fight back from behind to almost catch the Eagles at the end. Best also had more big plays compared to Snelling in rushing and receiving. I guess to the victor goes the spoils but show Best some love, vote for him for rookie of the week.
    http://www.nfl.com/partner?partnerType=rookies

  6. jamesz23 says: Sep 22, 2010 2:50 PM

    There were multiple people on this site in the offseason who said Clay Matthews was a fluke. Probably the same people who said last year’s Vikings team was better than the 96 Pack.

  7. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 22, 2010 2:51 PM

    Matthews is juicing..HGH at the very least. Or both.
    there’s no way he’s not.

  8. 12TimeWorldChamps says: Sep 22, 2010 2:52 PM

    I hope Matthews head-butts Favre’s toes.

  9. Canned Gravy says: Sep 22, 2010 2:55 PM

    81megatron81 says:
    September 22, 2010 2:27 PM
    Jahvid Best???? WTF He was much more of a beast than Snelling….BS
    ___________________________________
    Snelling had 3 TD’s….with 186. Sucks for Best….he’ll get his due yet. He’s an animal.

  10. RC IV says: Sep 22, 2010 3:14 PM

    but one day he’ll own the sack record.
    ==========================
    He”ll Have to wrest the “sack” record from his own GM.
    Speaking of sacks, I bet you his is pretty small.
    it happens when you take steroids.

  11. Charles Wood says: Sep 22, 2010 3:21 PM

    Chiefs2010 says:
    September 22, 2010 2:51 PM
    Matthews is juicing..HGH at the very least. Or both.
    there’s no way he’s not.
    ————————————————-
    Oh, so that’s how he does it. Thankyou “Master of Probability” for your gift of wisdom.

  12. aliowls19 says: Sep 22, 2010 3:22 PM

    Citizens strange, I like jason “steamtrain” snelling cause once he hits u, u know it and he always picks up extra yardage and for everyone crying about best, I agree but snelling didn’t really get much touches in either run or pass game until turner went out in 2nd quarter so he pretty much got those numbers in 3 quarters not 4 like best

  13. MACK DADDY says: Sep 22, 2010 3:23 PM

    Chiefs2010 says:
    September 22, 2010 2:51 PM
    Matthews is juicing..HGH at the very least. Or both.
    there’s no way he’s not.
    *******************************************
    Either that, or he’s a third generation ass kicker, and three or four times the man you are.

  14. CanadianVikingFan says: Sep 22, 2010 3:33 PM

    Jahvid Best got cheated.

  15. Who is Mike Jones says: Sep 22, 2010 3:34 PM

    Hartley’s kick would have missed wide left if it wasn’t tipped at the line. Hartley, you were so close to costing the saints victory in regulation. You better get consistent bc the NFL has no patience for an erratic kicker.

  16. Benny Mendenberger-Ward says: Sep 22, 2010 3:37 PM

    Good picks.
    Snelling was better than Jahvid Best this week, period.

  17. j-wil says: Sep 22, 2010 3:38 PM

    Jahvid who? Oh yea he plays in Detroit…………..sorry lions fans. Get a couple of wins and start talking about awards.

  18. Florio Blows Favre says: Sep 22, 2010 3:48 PM

    # RC IV says: September 22, 2010 3:14 PM
    but one day he’ll own the sack record.
    ==================== ======
    He”ll Have to wrest the “sack” record from his own GM.
    Speaking of sacks, I bet you his is pretty small.
    it happens when you take steroids.
    ***********************************************
    Do guys with your proclivities ( love cock) prefer small sacks? Are they better against your chin? I’m guessing you have a goatee just to pad your lover’s balls.

  19. gregjennings says: Sep 22, 2010 3:59 PM

    Clay sure is fun to watch………..he’s an absolute beast.

  20. Pack_Attack says: Sep 22, 2010 4:44 PM

    Clay Matthews plays the way you would want your kid to play the game.

  21. Kirmie says: Sep 22, 2010 4:46 PM

    # Canned Gravy says: September 22, 2010 2:55 PM
    81megatron81 says:
    September 22, 2010 2:27 PM
    Jahvid Best???? WTF He was much more of a beast than Snelling….BS
    ____________________ _______________
    Snelling had 3 TD’s….with 186. Sucks for Best….he’ll get his due yet. He’s an animal.
    —————
    Best had 3 TD’s….with 232. What was your point other than Best being awesome as well?

  22. Dilbio50 says: Sep 22, 2010 4:51 PM

    Somebody must check Matthews’ pee-pee…you dont come out of nowhere and play at that level…unh-uh.
    How come Vick isnt on this list? Haters.

  23. winslow says: Sep 22, 2010 4:58 PM

    Since his sophomore year at USC, Matthews has improved greatly every season. That is not the profile of a guy who is juicing.
    Cushing, by contrast, is a walking pharmacology lab.

  24. i'msmartyourdumb says: Sep 22, 2010 5:14 PM

    Clay Juicing? More like milking….MUSCLE MILK.

  25. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 22, 2010 5:19 PM

    No Cushing is definitely juicing just like his best friend, Brian Cushing, from the Houston Texans…
    Keep your blinders on though.. he’ll be caught eventually… there are plenty of stories and heresay about this guy..
    Six sacks in two games and he didn’t even start until his senior year at USC? Oh, and he gained something like 50 lbs of pure muscle from his fresman to senior year with speed and agility??
    And he’s white. He can’t naturally be that strong and athletic… don’t care what his slow middle linebacker father, or offensive tackle uncle did..
    Dude’s a juice monkey, guarantee’d that he’s caught soon enough..
    Don’t know why it’s such a leap of faith

  26. Chiefs2010 says: Sep 22, 2010 5:23 PM

    Matthews walked on at USC as a 166 lbs. tight end/linebacker. Coming into his senior season, he was best known as a special teams demon. Matthews became a starter the third game of his senior season and turned into a playmaking linebacker like teammates Cushing and Rey Maualuga. By the time the scouting combine was finished, Matthews was a 240 lbs. riser who was shooting up draft boards league wide.
    Now he’s on pace to get 48 sacks in the NFL!!!
    You’ve got to be ignorant not to wonder if he had any help.

  27. Beer Cheese Soup says: Sep 22, 2010 7:17 PM

    Chiefs2010 says:
    Matthews is juicing..HGH at the very least. Or both.
    there’s no way he’s not.
    ___
    RC IV says:
    it happens when you take steroids.
    ___
    Dilbio50 says:
    Somebody must check Matthews’ pee-pee…you dont come out of nowhere and play at that level…unh-uh.
    ____________
    Do any of you have a reason to feel this, other than that he’s a great young player who’s not on your teams?
    Didn’t think so.
    God forbid anyone play well in this era WITHOUT steroids, right? I see Jahvid Best and Arian Foster have played well this year.. Oh noes.. OMG they must be on roids!!!!11!@ONE!
    The Packer-envy on this site is now at late 2007 levels.
    And it’s not even week 3.
    Ouch.

  28. wrath4771 says: Sep 22, 2010 7:41 PM

    The next time the TT haters come out, try and remember TT had the stones to trade back into round one and land “Cassius” Clay Matthews. And yeah, Best was a beast this week and should have been POW.

  29. brett favres crocs says: Sep 22, 2010 8:02 PM

    Matthews has 16 sacks in only 12 starts.

  30. Pervy XXX says: Sep 22, 2010 9:36 PM

    A BCS……..hhaaaaaaaaaa…YOU TAKE FOOTBALL WAY TOO SERIOUSLY…..LOSER

  31. Pervy XXX says: Sep 23, 2010 8:09 AM

    whodaywhodat…Give me a break swamp rat….The “Horse shoe up their ass” Saints are the luckiest team in sports…..49’ers should have beat you but Voodoo was on your side…Like you beat the Vikings bad? 14-9…you are very OVERRATED

  32. Calistin says: Sep 23, 2010 9:31 AM

    Matthews shoulda been POW last week as well.
    Oh well, I’m sure he’ll rack up 5-10 more this season on his way to DPOY.
    Maybe 4 sacks @ Bears?
    Gotta love all the haters claiming he is on roids. Watch some interviews, look at his pedigree, and look at his coaches. The kid has a non-stop motor, is humble, and wishes for no more than to fufill his potential in life. Quit hatin for once and admire a guy that loves the game for what it is.
    Kevin Greene was the master in the same 3-4, running with the same DC, Dom Capers. From whom is there better to learn?
    They see Clay sacking, they be hating. He keeps them QB’s diiiiirty! He keeps them QB’s diiirty!

  33. Pervy XXX says: Sep 23, 2010 9:50 AM

    @ Canned Crap…….Tell us how you really feel Nancy when the Favre led Vikings,injury plagued and all,kick the Packers ass twice…

  34. RC The Fifth says: Sep 23, 2010 10:13 AM

    Matthews walked on at USC as a 166 lbs.
    By the time the scouting combine was finished, Matthews was a 240 lbs.
    75 pound in 4 years? Nah, no PE’s involved whatsoever.
    Only a Packer fan would buy that.
    ———————————————
    Florio Blows Favre says:
    September 22, 2010 3:48 PM
    # RC IV says: September 22, 2010 3:14 PM
    but one day he’ll own the sack record.
    ==================== ======
    He”ll Have to wrest the “sack” record from his own GM.
    Speaking of sacks, I bet you his is pretty small.
    it happens when you take steroids.
    ***************** ******************** **********
    Do guys with your proclivities ( love cock) prefer small sacks? Are they better against your chin? I’m guessing you have a goatee just to pad your lover’s balls.
    =============================
    Isn’t it ironic that a guy with your screen name is calling me out for a post such as mine?
    You sure seem to have an idea of what a guy may like for facial hair in that situation.
    It’s most likely that you give blumkins to Supersuckers.
    I just love how you don’t deny the roid issue.
    In the back of your mind, you are waiting for the other shoe to drop.
    The onl balls I like near my chin, are cheese balls, Planters, they are delicious!!

  35. Ambrose says: Sep 23, 2010 10:31 AM

    Pervy XXX says:
    September 23, 2010 9:50 AM
    @ Canned Crap…….Tell us how you really feel Nancy when the Favre led Vikings,injury plagued and all,kick the Packers ass twice…
    ———————————————-
    Nothing…nothing in the world could have been sweeter than Favre predictably providing the Vikings with another “wait until next year” moment, just as every Packer fan knew he would. It was Shakespearean death and drama. Two hollow losses to a team that eventually failed anyway? So what? We knew you would have that and only that to cheer about last year. Whoop it up…loser.

  36. Pervy XXX says: Sep 23, 2010 10:54 AM

    Ambrosy palm- I’m glad you have something to jerk off to, we all know you have never had a taste of pussy…

  37. RC The Fifth says: Sep 23, 2010 12:23 PM

    Pervy,
    This guy has 2 things to talk about. Hating on Favre and Vikings wins against the Pack meaning nothing.
    It’s obvious that he isn’t over Favre being gone and It DOES bother him that the Vikes sewpt the Pack.
    It’s constant.
    Ambrose, go give your boyfreind a Blumkin.

  38. Pervy XXX says: Sep 23, 2010 1:17 PM

    @ RC- It is hilarious that the Puker fans try to play off the Viking games as no big deal. We ALL know that those two games are the circles on the Packer fan calenders…not the Bears games..
    You are right,he and others are still bitter about Favre..
    A Blumkin..LOL

  39. VikesBlowHorn says: Sep 23, 2010 2:59 PM

    Hey Pervy XXX,
    Have you ever blown horn after a Vikes TD? I’ll answer that for you-yeah you have.

  40. Ambrose says: Sep 24, 2010 6:12 AM

    Pervy XXX says: September 23, 2010 1:17 PM
    You are right,he and others are still bitter about Favre.
    ————————————————————————-
    No…you’ll find bitterness amongst your mutual admiration society, not here. Desperation brings bitterness and that’s your recipe for disaster, not ours. No..instead we are laughing at you. Does that seem bitter?

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