Quarterback Matt Flynn. Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports photograph
29. : 480 yards and 6 touchdowns
The 2011 regular season for the Green Bay Packers, will go down as one of the most successful seasons in NFL history.
Even the last game of the 2011 regular season saw a remarkable performance from somebody unexpected.
Backup quarterback Matt Flynn started the game in place of Aaron Rodgers and in his stead we saw him throw 480 yards and six touchdowns against the Detroit Lions.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
Between Flynn and Detroit Lions quarterback , this game saw an exact total of 1,000 yards passing with 11 total touchdown passes. Flynn broke the Packers record for passing yards in a game, set originally by in 1980 with 418, (Rodgers tied the mark in 2013) which was highly unexpected coming from the team’s second string quarterback.
Flynn had this to say after the game:
“Just think of all of the great quarterbacks that have come through here, it’s very humbling. I just thank everybody around me and everything. I couldn’t have done it, obviously, by myself. There’s weapons all around me, and the line did a great job. It’s one of those games where it got to a shootout, and we just kept having to match each other.”
Flynn’s performance will go down as one of the most memorable performances in Packers history.