While seemingly off to a great start at his new job with the Los Angeles Rams, former Packers LB Clay Matthews had a rough night Thursday against the Seattle “We’ll take the ball and we’re going to lose” Seahawks. On Friday, Coach Sean McVay told ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry that Clay broke his jaw during the match-up and will now miss at least a month of play. Matthews took a foot to the jaw during a tackle of Seahawks RB Chris Carson — although it did not appear that it was intentional by Carson.
Rams coach Sean McVay says Clay Matthews suffered a broken jaw last night and will be out for a month. McVay says he think he got kicked in the jaw by Seahawks RB Chris Carson.
Many have attributed Matthews’ success so far with the Rams to the fact that he is local to the area and there wasn’t much hassle involved in transitioning. So far this season, Matthews has 6 sacks with the Rams — this is after obtaining only 3.5 last season as a Packer. He seemed to be doing very well under McVay until Thursday’s injury.
Earlier in the game, Matthews was also called for a roughing the passer penalty that was quite obviously nonsense but that’s how the NFL rolls.
Here is a slowed down video of the Matthews shoulder-to-shoulder hit that resulted in a roughing the passer penalty:
Clay Matthews using his shoulder to hit Russell Wilson’s shoulder is a penalty apparently. pic.twitter.com/EvVGrDT19G
Matthews, who looks like an extra on History Channel’s Vikings(not to be confused with the laughably bad football team that’s popular with housewives and crackheads), just can’t get a break from NFL refs. You may recall, last year with the Packers, Matthews was also screwed on a roughing the passer penalty two weeks in a row.
Here is what Matthews had to say last year about the bogus penalty against the Vikings:
I have so many emotions running through as far as what a terrible call it was. At the same time, I don’t know what else to do. I don’t know. You let me know. You tell me. Did I put pressure on him? I thought I hit him within his waist to chest, I got my head across, put my hands down. To call it at that point in the game is unbelievable.
Seahawks QB Russell was probably very grateful for the bad call on Matthews as the Seahawks won the game by a single point with a final score of 30-29.
Clay Matthews: *breathes*
NFL refs: pic.twitter.com/NtkbkcIgwF
Clay Matthews must have slept with the Refs wife pic.twitter.com/3dtOs00rSd