Green Bay's "psycho" pass-rush package is proving so effective for outside linebacker Clay Matthews that it's easy to forget he isn't the only inmate helping to run the asylum.
Inside linebacker A.J. Hawk also is off to a red-hot start in his seventh NFL season. Whereas Matthews leads the NFL in sacks with six, Hawk has compiled a team-high 33 tackles as the team's best run-stuffer.
Both of their roles in Green Bay's defense are different, but the common goal for Hawk and Matthews on Sunday remains the same: Stopping quarterback Drew Brees in Sunday's home game against New Orleans (4:25 p.m. ET, FOX).
"Drew is obviously one of the elite quarterbacks in the league," Hawk told FOXSports.com earlier this week in a telephone interview. "He just seems to do such a good job of knowing exactly where his receivers are going to be. He also usually has a pretty good idea where we're going to be as a defense as well. He finds a way to get rid of the ball so quickly that he can definitely ca...