Sunday, January 1, 2012

Matt Flynn 6 Touchdown TD Passes Against Detroit Lions

Holy smokes! If there was ever any doubt about Matt Flynn's ability to play in the NFL, it was all erased today as threw 6 touchdown passes against division rival, Detroit Lions. The #2 quarterback for the Green Bay Packers, Flynn received the opportunity to start when coach Mike McCarthy decided to keep Aaron Rodgers on the sideline since the Packers already won the NFC North Division Title and home field advantage throughout the playoffs as the NFC's #1 seed.

The former starting quarterback for the 2008 BCS National Champions, LSU Tigers, Matt Flynn completed 31 of 44 attempts for 480 yards and 6 touchdown passes. His sixth and final touchdown pass came with 1:19 left in the game as he found TE Jermichael Finley to win the game.

He became just the 10 quaterback in NFL History to throw at least 6 touchdown passes in a single game. His 480 passing yards and 6 TDs are both Green Bay Packers team records. Flynn's opponent, Matthew Stafford also set a new Detroit Lions team record with 520 yards and he tied his own team record with 5 touchdown passes (third time he has 5 TDs in one game). The 971 total combined passing yards for both teams is the most in NFL history.

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