By Odin’s Beard!

It’s like we told you last year – Clay Matthews IS Thor.

At the beginning of last season, we here at Maxim revealed to the world our theory that Green Bay Packers’ linebacker Clay Matthews was in fact Thor, God of Thunder, Hammer Wielder, Natalie Portman Impaler. Well, it only took a year, but at long last the rest of the world has caught up to us. After the muscle-bound, long-locked Matthews’ unworldly performance against the Bears last night  — 4 sacks, 7 tackles, including 4 solo, and 3 for a loss – “Clay Matthews is Thor” swept the web like a keyboard playing cat (just search “Clay Matthews Thor” on Twitter for proof). Now don’t get us wrong, Chris Hemsworth is great at PLAYING Thor, but why use an actor when the real thing is available? Also – if Clay Matthews is Thor, what other real-life freaks would be in the real-life Avengers? We want to know! Shout at us in the comments and tell us who would make a good Iron Man or Captain America (or even Black Widow, if you think there’s a player that’d fill out a catsuit nicely).

Not into Thor? Then see which NFL players would be which Game Of Thrones characters here. Yes, we’re a bit nerdy sometimes.

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