Matt Flynn Will Start For Packers, Aaron Rodgers Ruled Out

Nov 17, 2013; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) drops back to pass during warmups before the start of a game against the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It’s Official, Matt Flynn will start for the Green Bay Packers when they kick off on Thanksgiving Day at Ford Field.  Aaron Rodgers was ruled OUT for the game despite practicing all week. With Rodgers out Scott Tolzien will back-up Flynn.

Matt Flynn’s last success as an NFL Starter came against the Lions on November 1st, 2011.  Flynn passed for 480 yards and 6 touchdowns.  A game that earned the quarterback a big free agent contracting 2012 with the Seattle Seahawks.  Flynn has had trouble sticking with a team since and has been with three NFL squads since his big game against the Lions.

Mike McCarthy was forced to start Flynn this week after leading the Packers on a comeback last week when he replaced Scott Tolzien. The Packers tied with the Vikings 26-26 but the tie saved the helped keep the Packers in the NFC North race.

Flynn will have to deal with a Lions defensive line that was given a little extra motivation this week.  On Tuesday Packers Guard Josh Sitton blasted the D-line and Jim Schwartz for being scumbags. Surely the Lions will want to demonstrate that against a quarterback that hasn’t started a gme since that fateful day in November 2011.

Does Matt Flynn have the Lions number or did he use up his magic against the Vikings?

Topics: Detroit Lions, Matt Flynn

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