Scout Premium Content

Clifton Defied Age; Can He Do It Again?

LT Chad Clifton (Jamie Squire/Getty)

Chad Clifton, who just turned 35, was at his best during the Packers' six-game run to the championship by shutting down a murderer's row of the game's pass-rushing elite. The Packers need Clifton to turn back the clock one more time.

Belated Happy Birthday to Chad Clifton, who turned 35 on Sunday. Clifton was the gift that kept on giving last season. Coming off an injury-plagued 2009 season that forced him to the sideline for four full games and the end of four others, Clifton provided one of the most unexpected and critical performances by any of the Green Bay Packers during their march to the championship. On the surface...

PackerReport.com Recommended Stories


  • Maybe it was never as bad as it seemed, but Green Bay's run defense is playing better, and a healthy Letroy Guion is one reason why. (John Konstantaras/Getty Images)

  • The Packers rolled out a shiny new wrinkle with a catchy name last week; we examine its roots and reasoning. (Benny Sieu/USA TODAY)

  • One of the worst defenses in the league "can't wait" to face Aaron Rodgers and the Packers on Sunday night. (Derick E. Hingle/USA TODAY)

  • Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Jeb Gorham digs in his list of rankings to find the best sleepers for deeper formats. Consider giving these players a chance, but be aware of the risk! Tampa Bay…

  • Check out this classic video of Dan Larson battling an acrobatic sailfish on a trip to the world-famous Tropic Star Lodge in Panama.

Up Next


Tweets