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.