Last week’s poll asked how many sacks would Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers combine for this season. Your choice was between 18 and 23. That was also my vote, although it wouldn’t surprise me if the final number ends up being between 24 and 29. It all depends on the health of Matthews. If he’s able to stay on the field for at least 14 games – something he’s done only two times in five seasons – there’s no reason he can’t put up 15 sacks by himself. And while Peppers is clearly nearing the end of his career, it’s realistic to think he can tally 10 or 11 – especially playing opposite a player who draws so much attention.
(Feel free to comment on last week’s poll and don’t forget to vote in this week’s poll)