At midweek, one personnel man said, "This game is between Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers. If Matthews outplays Peppers, the Packers win the game."
Matthews was asked about the comment.
"I think it's going to boil down to who plays the best defense," said Matthews. "We both contribute to our defenses. In a roundabout way, I think he's right.
"Obviously, Peppers influences that defense greatly. I'd like to think I have a little impact, too. It should be a defensive battle and a low-scoring game."