The Packers suffered their first loss of the season last Sunday against the Redskins, 31-17. Defensively, Green Bay looked BAD, they gave up an abysmal 28 points in the first half alone. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix had 5 tackles and an interception, Blake Martinez had his usual 9 tackles, but there was only 1 player who played exceptional throughout the entire game.
Kenny Clark was the “Defensive Player of the Week,” in the game against Washington. He had a career-high 9 tackles (an impressive mark for a defensive tackle) and a pass deflection. He stuck to his assignments all afternoon and did his part in stopping Redskins’ running back, Adrian Peterson. He filled in gaps, shed blocks, and made tackles 15 yards downfield, he was a bright spot in a defense that struggled all day. In an interview after the game when asked about his high workload and great play, the former first round pick had a very simple answer.
I feel good.
Feeling good is an understatement, Clark has been playing like a superstar through 3 games this season. His 16 total tackles are more than defensive line All-Pros, Aaron Donald, Geno Atkins, Ndamukong Suh, and Gerald McCoy. He will have to keep playing at this high level especially with Muhammad Wilkerson being injured and out for the season.
This coming Sunday, Clark and the rest of the Green Bay defensive line will have a favorable matchup against the Buffalo Bills who have allowed a league high 14 sacks. The game will be played at Lambeau Field and starts at 12:00 pm (CT).
*All stats according to espn.com*