The Green Bay Packers have won 13 championships in the NFL with five of those titles in the Super Bowl. They have 31 players who are in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Over the years, names like Reggie White, Tim Harris, Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila and Tony Bennett have terrorized opposing quarterbacks. However, by the end of the Packers big 35-14 win over the Chicago Bears, a new man moved into the lead as the team’s all-time sack leader – Clay Matthews.

Clay Matthews

Before the season started, Clay Matthews joked with reporters that he would miss sacking Jay Cutler when the Green Bay Packers play the Chicago Bears.

It didn’t seem to matter who the Bears throw out there at quarterback though because Matthews still knocked the Chicago quarterback around in the game. This season it was Mike Glennon at quarterback and Matthews roared in and sacked Glennon on the Bears’ first offensive play of the game to become the Packers’ all-team leader sack master.

The sack moved Clay Matthews to 75 sacks in his career, which moved him past Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila on the Green Bay Packers all-time sack leader list. The sack also caused Glennon to fumble, which added icing to the cake. The Packers had already scored a touchdown and the sack allowed Aaron Rodgers to connect with Randall Cobb on a short field to put Green Bay up 14-0 very early in the game.

Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila spent his entire nine-year NFL career with the Green Bay Packers and had 74.5 sacks when he retired in 2008. Matthews was in the fourth game of his ninth season when he broke the record.

Sack record

Clay Matthews spoke about breaking the Green Bay Packers all-time sack record after the game. Instead of showing a lot of excitement, Matthews said that records like this are something that will mean more when he is retired and finished playing in the NFL.

He said that the season doesn’t stop when you reach a milestone and he still has to worry about winning more games. Clay did say that it is cool to be mentioned among the greats in Packers’ history but it will be bigger when he is away from the game completely.

The Green Bay Packers sack leader honors are just about sacks made while with the Packers organization.

Reggie White finished his NFL career with 198 total sacks from 1985 until 2000. However, he only played in Green Bay from 1993-98 and had 68.5 sacks in those years. Also, it is important to remember that the NFL did not start recording sacks until 1982.