Nov 23, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (5) is hit by Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (52) during the second quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
BD: The Atlanta Falcons have struggled on the offensive line and tried to address this by drafting Jake Matthews. Meanwhile, Clay Matthews has just been moved to ILB and seems to be revitalised as a pass rusher. How do you see the family reunion playing out; how will Green Bay rush the passer this Monday?
JM: Little cousin may have his hands full on Monday night. Outside of a minor groin injury, Clay Matthews has played better of late than he has in past seasons. Nick Perry has also been a missing piece of the pass-rush the last few games.
If Perry is back, he is coupled with additional pass-rushers such as Mike Daniels and Julius Peppers. Green Bay only managed to bring down Brady one time on Sunday. However, they were able to be a disruptive by applying constant pressure throughout the game. Green Bay’s secondary is only made stronger by a solid pass-rush. I look for the Packers to come out aggressive on Monday night, as they have climbed to number one in most power rankings.