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Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Have at It: Pass-rushers in Bears-Packers I

By Kevin Seifert

We're going to try something a bit different for this week's "Have at It." I'm going to throw some blood into the water and wait for you sharks to smell it and post hundreds of comments and drive thousands of page views and ...

Wait. I would never do that.

In truth, we are going to take a different approach this week as we ramp up for the "Monday Night Football" showdown between the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Bears. We hit quarterback play in an expanded Tuesday post, and on Wednesday I would like you to consider this question: Who will be the best pass-rusher at Soldier Field?

Is it the Bears' Julius Peppers, who signed a $91.5 million free-agent contract this spring to provide elite pressure in exactly this type of situation? Or is it the Packers' Clay Matthews, who already has amassed six sacks this season and has 16 in 18 career games? (Check out the chart accompanying this post for a statistical breakdown.)


I'm going to use your responses as part of a longer post that should publish this weekend. A few points to keep in mind:
Leave your thoughts in the comments section below. I'll compile a representative sample and publish them with some additional context this weekend. Have at It.