Here's how close Kenny Clark was to his first NFL sack back on Nov. 12: The Green Bay Packers defensive tackle had Mitchell Trubisky in his hands -- both of his hands -- but somehow the Chicago Bears' rookie quarterback slipped away.

Here's how close Clark was to his first NFL sack on Nov. 19: Twice he pressured Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco and one other time, he hit him. On all three, however, Flacco either escaped or got rid of the ball.

Here's how close Clark was to getting shut out in the sack department for the second time in as many NFL seasons: In that same game against the Ravens, Clark sustained what, at the time, looked like it could have been a catastrophic ankle injury. Clark had to be carted off the field after Baltimore center Ryan Jensen appeared to roll into him.

But Clark returned after missing just one game, and what a return it has been -- 1.5 sacks on Dec. 3 against Tampa Bay, another sack on Dec. 17 at Carolina and two more this past Saturday against the Vikings.