Clay Matthews becomes Packers’ all-time sacks leader

AP

Packers linebacker Clay Matthews entered Thursday’s game needing one sack to set the team’s all-time record. He needed only one play.

Matthews sacked Mike Glennon on the Bears’ first play from scrimmage for an 11-yard loss. It also resulted in a forced fumble that linebacker Jake Ryan recovered at the Chicago 3. The Packers converted it into a touchdown and a 14-0 first-quarter lead.

It was Matthews’ 75th career sack.

Former defensive end Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila had held the record with 74.5 sacks from 2000-08. Hall of Fame defensive end Reggie White played five seasons in Green Bay and made 68.5 sacks as a Packer.

Matthews didn’t have a sack Sunday after making 1.5 in Week 2 against the Falcons, putting him within one of breaking the team record.

12 responses to “Clay Matthews becomes Packers’ all-time sacks leader

  1. After 100 years, their all-time sack leader only has 75? That might rank 8th or 9th on the Vikings, a much younger franchise. But then, the Packers never have been known for their defense.

  2. Reggie White will still be the best Packer sacker ever though…68.5 in just 5 seasons is just on another level
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    68.5 in 6 years.

    Ezra Johnson and Willie Davis would have him beat for sure.

    Tim Harris had a great run as well.. 55 in 5 years, 19.5 in ’89.. 40 sacks from ’88-’90.

  3. In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 28, 2017 at 9:52 pm
    After 100 years, their all-time sack leader only has 75? That might rank 8th or 9th on the Vikings, a much younger franchise. But then, the Packers never have been known for their defense.

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    With all those years of monster defenses we’ve been told that MN had – Clay, right now would be 4th all time for MN. And easily would be higher before he retires.

  4. In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 28, 2017 at 9:52 pm
    After 100 years, their all-time sack leader only has 75? That might rank 8th or 9th on the Vikings, a much younger franchise. But then, the Packers never have been known for their defense.
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    That’s awesome.
    I forget, how many Championships did all those sacks translate into?
    Big picture. It’s all about the big picture.

  5. In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 28, 2017 at 9:52 pm
    After 100 years, their all-time sack leader only has 75? That might rank 8th or 9th on the Vikings, a much younger franchise. But then, the Packers never have been known for their defense.
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    You are right. The Packers have always been known for their offense. They have had historically great offenses over the years and some pretty good defenses too. Those combined years have led to only 13 titles.

    But help me out. What exactly are the vikings known for besides futility and God awful purple uniforms?

  6. Wait, I remember what MN is known for. They are the graveyard of QBs.

    Tarkenton, Kramer, Fumblepepper, Wilson, Johnson, Moon, Favre, Ponder, Gannon, Bilgewater are the top 10 in your history! All beat up old or just beaten up and retired.

    Maybe MN can get Jeff George again? I know him and he still wants to play.

  7. In Teddy We Trust says:
    September 28, 2017 at 9:52 pm
    After 100 years, their all-time sack leader only has 75? That might rank 8th or 9th on the Vikings, a much younger franchise. But then, the Packers never have been known for their defense.
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    Do some homework before you spout off … you’re so off on that it’s not even wrong.

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