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Now that Matthews is earning more attention from opposing offensive coordinators, he’ll have to get used to frequent double team blocks. Matthews says he’s getting chipped by running backs and having guards slide to his side of the field more often.

After getting thrashed 34-7 on Sunday, Bills coach Chan Gailey said he came into the game planning to neutralize Matthews _ although it certainly didn’t appear that way in the fourth quarter, when the Packers rushed only three players but Matthews beat tackle Jamon Meredith, a former Packer, one-on-one to drop Edwards for his final sack of the day.

“Well, we tried to keep somebody around him a lot of the day, we couldn’t every snap,” Gailey said. “He came free too many times, obviously. He’s a good player, but we tried to keep the extra guy over there as much as we could, but it didn’t work out. He’s a great player.”

Matthews spent the offseason studying film of elite pass rushers such as Dallas’ DeMarcus Ware, Pittsburgh’s James Harrison, Denver’s Elvis Dumervil, Minnesota’s Jared Allen and a player the Packers will have to face Monday night, Chicago’s Julius Peppers.

“They have to deal with double teams and sometimes triple teams, and they still produce numbers,” Matthews said. “It’s only going to benefit our defense. If I can take away two blocks, that leaves someone else free. That’s how you’ve got to look at it. It’s all a puzzle that fits together. One for one, if there’s a mismatch, we should win. I feel confident in the other players, especially on the front line, if they’re doubling, to make a play.”