Packers linebacker Clay Matthews snares NFC player of week honor

GREEN BAY (AP) — Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is the NFC's Player of the Week on defense after a command performance against Tampa Bay.

Matthews grabbed the honor Wednesday as he and the rest of Green Bay's team prepare for a crucial game against Detroit. The Packers-Lions winner will win the NFC North crown and a first-round bye.

He had 2 ½ sacks last week in Green Bay's win in Tampa and six tackles. Four were for yardage losses.

This is his fourth defensive player of the week honors, which ties him for most in franchise history with Charles Woodson.