Super Bowl XLV: Packers Clay Matthews vs. Steelers James Harrison, Who Wins?

February 5, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Super Bowl XLV not only features two of the National Football League's premier quarterbacks in Ben Roethlisberger and Aaron Rodgers, but two of the most feared pass-rushing linebackers in Pittsburgh's James Harrison and Green Bay's Clay Matthews.
Harrison gained notoriety throughout the league after receiving fines in excess of $150,000 due to illegal helmet-to-helmet hits, while Matthews quietly worked his way into the top-tier of pass-rushers, demolishing any quarterback that dared to stay in the pocket.
In just his second year in the league, Matthews recorded 60 tackles, 13.5 sacks, forced two fumbles and made an interception in the regular season. He continued to produce in the playoffs, racking up another 13 tackles and 3.5 sacks.
Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers has used the versatility of Matthews to execute various disguises and different looks for opposing offenses, forcing them to focus their protection schemes on containing Clay.
Matthews has a na...

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