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NFL: Clay Matthews hit on Alex Smith is “textbook” roughing the passer

The NFL’s new focus on roughing the passer has once again created a Sunday evening ruckus. And, once again, Packers linebacker Clay Matthews is smack dab in the middle of it all. But the NFL insists that today’s call — a penalty arising from Matthews landing on Washington quarterback Alex Smith with

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Clay Matthews on latest roughing call: NFL is 'getting soft'

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews does not understand why he was flagged - yet again - for roughing the passer, this time while sacking Washington's Alex Smith on Sunday. Matthews broke free into the backfield, grabbed Smith with both arms and took down the QB in a seemingly straightforward

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Broncos make too many mistakes in 27-14 loss to Ravens

The Denver Broncos had a lot of things stacked against them in their quest to open the season 3-0. To make the task even more challenging, the Broncos were short-handed in the defensive backfield, even before losing cornerback Tremaine Brock to a groin injury in the first quarter on Sunday. Then, another

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NFL notebook: Mariota in relief of concussed Gabbert

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota took over after replacement starter Blaine Gabbert went down with a concussion in the first quarter against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Gabbert was examined on the sideline after taking a hard hit by defensive tackle Malik Jackson, then was taken to

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NFL claims Clay Matthews committed “body weight” violation

Last week, a key roughing the passer penalty on Packers linebacker Clay Matthews was attributed to Matthews lifting Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and driving him into the ground. This week, Matthews drew another flag, for a different violation. The league office has posted on Twitter an explanation

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