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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Packers beat the Lions 45-41 with a Surprising Star

The Green Bay Packers came into Sunday's home game against the Detroit Lions with a record of 14-1 and and a bye in the first week of the playoffs.  With nothing to play for Coach Mike McCarthy decided to rest many of his star players, including possible MVP Aaron Rodgers.  Many people thought with Matt Flynn as the starting quarterback, that the Packers would run the ball most of the time. 

The Packers ended up throwing the ball almost 65% of the time.  Matt Flynn had a career and historic day,  passing for 480 yards and 6 touchdown, with a NFL Quarterback rating of 136.4.  His only bad play of the game was an interception caught by Alphonso Smith.  Matt Flynn broke both Packer records for passing yards and touchdowns in one game.  He also became only the second quarterback in NFL history to throw for six touchdown passes in a game with a fourth quarter comeback and game winning drive.  The Packers now go into the playoffs on a role with the best record in the NFL at 15-1.

1 comment:

  1. I wasn't a big Matt Flynn fan, but he sure surprised me this afternoon. Less than desirable conditions, combined with a working against a pretty darn good defensive line, with some of your stars on the bench, Flynn managed to excel. I've become a big fan!!