Fate of the Packers’ Season Rests with Clay Matthews and the Defense

December 7, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Another week without Aaron Rodgers has put the fate of the Green Bay Packers' sinking season back in the hands of Clay Matthews and the struggling Packers defense. 
Rodgers, who has missed the better part of the last five games, will miss another Sunday due to his improving but yet-to-be-cleared collarbone. Despite Rodgers practicing during each of the last two weeks, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy officially ruled him out against the Atlanta Falcons on Friday.
Matt Flynn will start instead.
With Green Bay's season firmly in the balance, a beleaguered defense must now find a way to finally put a Rodgers-less team on its back and deliver a win. Anything less could make the final three games—even if Rodgers eventually returns—a lost cause.
Matthews, who spoke with Bleacher Report to help promote Gillette's Precision Play of the Week campaign, understands the challenge ahead and readily admits defeat in previous attempts. 
"There are times ...

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