Packers linebacker Clay Matthews has 16 1/2 sacks in 17 games this season, but only one in two games against the Bears. He might be able to take advantage of Bears rookie right tackle J'Marcus Webb, who has made progress since becoming a starter in Week 5 but might be susceptible to pressure in more ways than one in the NFC Championship Game.
But if Matthews was licking his chops at the prospect of facing the 6-7, 328-pound rookie, he didn't let on when asked about it this week.
''He's a seventh-round [draft pick], but he's a good player. I think he's going to hang around for awhile,'' Matthews said. ''I've got my hands full with him, the tight ends, the running backs, whoever's coming my way. But he's a good player.
Matthews' speed could be a big advantage against Webb, but maybe not.
''Obviously he's a big guy. If you get too wrapped up in him he's going to hug you up and you can't get off him,'' Matthews said.''You try to run around [him] and he'll wash you buy. He's got experience beyond his years. And he's a good athlete.''