5. CLAY MATTHEWS’ STRIP-SACK OF MINNESOTA’S SAM BRADFORD
Packers 38, Vikings 25; Dec. 24 at Lambeau Field Nursing an injured shoulder, the six-time Pro Bowl linebacker was limited in the last seven games of the season, playing through pain. In a must-win game against division rival Minnesota, Matthews made a game-changing play with one minute left in the second quarter and Green Bay clinging to a 21-13 lead. Lined up far right, he simply blew around Vikings left tackle T.J. Clemmings and had a free shot on Bradford from his blind side. Matthews blasted the Minnesota QB in the back as he was set to throw. The ball popped out and was recovered on the turf by defensive lineman Mike Daniels. “That’s No. 52 doing what he does best,” Fox announcer Joe Buck said.
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews jars the ball loose from Vikings quarterback Sam Bradford on a sack. The ball was recovered by the Packers’ Mike Daniels.