Stat Line Of The Night — 9/24/12 — Chris Clemons
The Seattle Seahawks knew that if they had any chance of upsetting the Green Bay Packers, they would have to get in Aaron Rodgers’ face early and often. And their defensive line did just that, led by their verteran defensive end, Chris Clemons.
Realistically, we could probably give this award to the entire Seahawks defensive front, as they recorded a total of eight sacks, 10 tackles for a loss, and 12 quarterback hits. But it was Clemons who was doing most of the damage, as he accounted for four of those sacks, four tackles for a loss, four quarterback hits and he even threw in a pass deflection. That constant pressure helped limit the Packers’ offense to just 268 total yards, as the Seahawks took advantage of a controversial call on a last second Hail Mary to earn the 14-12 victory.
With the win, the Seahawks improve to 2-1 on the season and their defense has quickly been gaining recognition as one of the toughest units in the NFL. Their 13 points against per game are tops in the league, and Clemons has been a big part of their success. That was certainly the case last night, as he earns “The Stat Line of the Night” for Monday, September 24, 2012.