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Clay Matthews broke his jaw trying to tackle Chris Carson

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NFL: Los Angeles Rams at Seattle Seahawks Steven Bisig-USA TODAY Sports

The Seattle Seahawks’ game-winning touchdown drive did feature some controversy when Los Angeles Rams linebacker Clay Matthews was flagged for a questionable roughing the passer penalty. For Matthews, his night would get worse just a few plays later.

On third-and-goal, Chris Carson ran to the outside for a five-yard gain, making Matthews miss in the open field. If you slow the play down, you will see Matthews get inadvertently kicked by Carson’s left foot, and evidently that broke his jaw. You can see Matthews grab a hold of his helmet right away.

Matthews did not play another snap (duh) and it’s since been confirmed that he’ll miss at least a month due to surgery.

The former Green Bay Packers star had quietly racked up six sacks on the season, including one against Wilson in the 3rd quarter of Thursday’s game. This is certainly a significant blow to a Rams defense that has severely underperformed given the talent that they have on that roster.