Our weekly designations from the Green Bay Packers’ 34-7 victory over the Buffalo Bills…
- Clay Matthews–With two dominating performance, not much more can be said about Clay Matthews’ first two game that hasn’t been said already. Matthews had 3 sacks. The entire rest of the team only had 1. Matthews had 4 tackles for a loss. The entire rest of the team only had 2. Matthews had 5 quarterback hits. The entire rest of the team only had 5 more. Maybe the NFL will award Matthews with NFC Defensive Player of the Week after not getting the honor a week ago.
- Jermichael Finley–Finley took advantage of one-on-one match-ups by having only the second 100-yard game of his career. And he did it on only 4 catches, good for a 25.8-yard average, an amazing statistic for most tight ends let alone wide receivers. Had Aaron Rodgers been on target a pass in the endzone, Finley may have scored a touchdown as well.
- Aaron Rodgers–His performance in the second half made up for a subpar first half by completing 11 out of 12 passes, throwing for two touchdowns and running for another. His 152.7 passer rating in the second half alone was near perfect. Now he just has to figure out how to avoid starting games slowly.
- A.J. Hawk–One week after not playing a single snap on defense in the season opener against the Eagles, Hawk had a solid all-around game against the Bills. He tied for the team-lead with 9 tackles and was able to get home and put a hit on quarterback Trent Edwards twice, in which one of the hits led to a Brandon Chillar interceptions.
- Chad Clifton–Pulled in the second quarter for Bryan Bulaga, Clifton is a liability in the run game, unable to get much of a push against Dwan Edwards among others on the Bills defense. His pass blocking, normally his strong suit, also is worse than previous seasons. Unless he can overcome this knee injury, the Packers could see a whole lot more of Bulaga.
- Brandon Jackson–Only 29 yards wasn’t what the Packers had in mind from their starting running back. It wasn’t entirely Jackson’s fault because there frequently wasn’t a ton of room to run, but only 2.8 yards per carry on 11 rushes is just unacceptable.