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Mathieu, a cornerback, also leads the defense with 14 total tackles and shared in a sack against the Demons before spending most of the second half on the sideline, where he acknowledged he and other starters were already thinking about their next game against the Bulldogs.

“Everyone knows what this team is capable of, and yes it is going to be difficult with that quick of a turnaround, but I’m confident we will be fine,” Mathieu sid. “It is really all about us knowing what we have to do and being the most physical of the two teams out there on the field. We can and we will do that.”