With a huge divisional game just a couple of days away, it looks like the Green Bay Packers will be another week without their MVP. This means the Packers must stick with their “next man up” philosophy.
On Sunday, Scott Tolzien went down with a poor performance, leaving the driver’s seat of the Packers offense to Matt Flynn. He took over the wheel with a surprising performance, leading the Packers from a 16-point deficit in the fourth quarter to claim a tie.
His outstanding effort left the Packers in control of their own destiny. Win out, and the division will be theirs along with a playoff berth.
With the Lions leading the division at 6-5, the Packers face the most important game of the year thus far Thursday – Thanksgiving Day. Luckily for the Packers, Flynn has feasted on the Lions before.
In 2011, Flynn scorched the Lions for a franchise record of six touchdowns and 480 yards. His scope of knowledge in McCarthy’s offense should help him exceed expectations again in Detroit. McCarthy knows Flynn’s ability to achieve success.
“Flynn has a very good recall. We tried to do this with him we’ve done in prior years. There’s a lot of coaching going on during series.”
Expect to see an expansion of the playbook come Thursday in how the Packers will use Matt Flynn.
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