Clay Matthews has recorded at least one sack in each game played with the Los Angeles Rams in 2019.
Coming up short in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers was obviously frustrating for the Los Angeles Rams were numerous reasons, but if the team were looking for at least one positive factor, all they need to do is look at Clay Matthews.
Back in the offseason, the Rams felt confident enough that Matthews could return to his old form following his release from the Green Bay Packers, despite his production being down in previous years.
Right away, Matthews would quickly prove most of his doubters wrong by making an impact right away on defense for Los Angeles in Week 1 by recording a sack on Cam Newton.
Obviously, one game didn’t necessarily guarantee that Matthews would turn out to be a steal for the Rams on defense, but there’s no question the veteran has been living up to his contract so far in 2019.
As crazy as it is to believe, Matthews has put together an unexpected streak for Los Angeles by recording at least one sack in all six games played in, with the latest coming on Sunday in the loss to the Steelers when he recorded 1.5 sacks on Mason Rudolph.
With 7.5 sacks in six games, one can only imagine what the total would be for Matthews if he wasn’t forced to miss three games due to a broken jaw, but since there’s nothing the Rams can do about it, all that matters is what happens the rest of the way.
After Sunday’s loss dropped Los Angeles to 5-4 on the season, the Rams are going to need every win possible moving forward just to have a fighting shot at earning one of the spots in the NFC playoff picture.
If Matthews can figure out a way to continue playing on this high of a level on defense, maybe Los Angeles will find a way to sneak in, and earn a Wild Card spot since the NFC West title seems out of reach.
Better yet, if Matthews can help the Rams possibly pull this off, and keep his impressive sack streak alive in the process by recording at least one in each game, this will be a win all around for both parties.