NFL WEEK 2 IN CAPTION:
Clay Matthews: “Yo Jay…”
Jay Cutler: “Whats up?”
Clay Matthews: “I was wanting to know if you can help me with something…”
Jay Cutler: “Ok….”
Clay Matthews: “I was wanting to know if you knew how many times I’ve sacked your ass tonight. I’ve lost count.”
Jay Cutler: “Screw you, Clay.”
Clay Matthews: “Why you gotta be like that, man? Just to prove to you how cool we are, I THINK I can add up all of the interceptions you’ve thrown tonight for you. It may take a little while though….”
Baller of the Week?
By the time Clay Matthews got done with Jay Cutler the seat of his pants was as green as Matthews Green Bay Packers jersey.
3.5 sacks for Clay Matthews on Thursday…
Baller of the Week material?
Let’s just say, he’s currently in first place.
WEEK 2 RESULTS: Packers 23, Bears 10
This game was a story of 2 players, really.
Clay Matthews and Jay Cutler.
Without each of the two, a victory would have been much more difficult to come by for the Green Bay Packers.
Jay Cutler, after trash talking Packer DB’s all week long, saying that the Packers would have a “tough time” with Bears recievers that were either to tall, or to fast for the experienced Packers seclondary, stunk it up in a BIG way.
Cutler was just served up a nice big helping of crow with cheese crackers and a Pabst Blue Ribbon, Wisconsin style.
Jay Cutler was an abysmal 11-27 for 126 yards, while throwing an unbelievable 4 interceptions and taking 7 sacks, 4 of which were at the hands of Defense Player of the Year in training, Clay Matthews.
Jay Cutler sucked like few quarterbacks have EVER sucked before on Thursday night at Lambeau.
Cutler was so awful that rumor has it, Brandon Weeden could be heard even from underneath a large American flag in Cleveland saying, “DAMN that motherfucker sucks!”
For as bad as Jay Cutler and a 28.2 quarterback rating that had the 19% of fantasy league owners unfortunate enough to have started him looking for the nearest skyscraper in their area to jump off of, was, Clay Matthew was THAT awesome for the Packers defense.
Matthews had 3.5 sacks and 7 total tackles and now has 6 sacks through 2 games of the 2012 season after having 6 sacks for ALL of 2011.
Basically, when Matthews gets his Pro Bowl invite in a few weeks, he should send Wisconsin made cheese, crackers, and an 18 pack of PBR to the Jay Cutler household in Chicago with a thank you note.
For the Packers offense, defending MVP Aaron Rodgers wasn’t spectacular but didn’t need to be on a night in which Jay Cutler seemed desperate to throw the Bears OUT of the game.
Rodgers went 22-32 for 219 yards, as TD, and one Cutler (I mean interception), and Cedric Benson had his best game in his brief stint as a Green Bay Packer. Benson toted the rock 20 times for 81 yards and caught 4 passes out of the backfield for 35 more.
Brandon Marshall, who joined Jay Cutler in the duo’s over confident chiding of the Packers’ secondary was MIA, plain and simple. 2 catches for 24 yards, and one HUGE drop in the end zone that resulted in the Bears having to settle for a field goal.
So what’s the lesson to take from this game?
Do NOT give elite football teams bulletin board material.
They THRIVE on that shit.
If you’re the Packers, you walk out of tonight’s game being able to say something that you haven’t been able to say in quite sometime. The DEFENSE won you this game.
If you’re the Bears, you can take absolutely ZERO positives away from this game with the exception of the fact that your defense dropped defending MVP Aaron Rodgers 5 times. Cutler sucked, Marshall was non existent and both now run the risk of losing whatever collective swagger they brought into this season. YES, the Bears offensive line was equally as bad as Cutler was, but hasn’t Cutler ever heard of throwing the ball away and living to fight another down? This whole “gun slinger,” Brett Favre like, home run on every swing mentality simply doesn’t suit him.
As if the Bears could possibly walk out of Lambeau feeling any worse about the loss, they leave knowing that they still have to face the Packers and the secondary that Cutler and Marshall were just positive they were going to exploit, once more this season.
And that’s a scary fucking thought.
Green Bay 30, Carolina 23…Lights, CAMera, Action
Don’t worry Cam.
There isn’t a QB in the league that can escape the furious wrath of Clay Matthews when he has a lane, and is gunnin’ for your ass.
The truth is, after his first 2 games in the NFL, there isn’t much that Cam Newton needs to worry about.
The 422 yards that he passed for in his debut were impressive, no doubt. No way he could out do that total this season, right? Especially not against the Packers defense, one which is far superior to the Cardinals D that he burned last week, right?
Cam tossed for 432 yards on Sunday, setting a new Carolina Panthers Franchise record.
“I knew he would be good, but if I told you I knew he’d be this good this early, I’d be lying to you,” said Packers nose tackleB.J. Raji, who sacked Cam once on the day. “He doesn’t get frustrated. We threw a lot of stuff at him today and he was able to sit back there and make some of the plays they needed.”
The picture that I chose for the post shows Cam being taken to the ground by the freak that is Clay Matthews, but the truth is, Cam Newton marched the Panthers up and down the field with the poise of a seasoned veteran, and side stepped would be tacklers with relative ease.
So as you can see, the story of this game is NOT that the defending Super Bowl Champion Green Bay Packers won, we all pretty much figured that they would.
The story is how, Cam Newton, the QB that many felt would be overwhelmed and unprepared for his first NFL season, not to mention incapable of making many of the throws that he has made during the first two weeks, picked apart a Packer defense loaded with Pro Bowlers, and nearly brought home a win for the Carolina Panthers.
Cam Newton is the truth, ladies and gentleman.
Plain and simple.
Aaron Rodgers tossed for 308 yards and 2 TD’s as the defending champs improved to 2-0 on the season.