It looks like the Green Bay Packers will have to gut out one more game without their star quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Ex-Packer Matt Flynn will go on Thanksgiving Day against the Detroit Lions in what has to be an upgrade over the struggling Scott Tolzien.
To say the Packers have struggled without Rodgers would be an understatement. The offense has been a shell of itself, and they just aren’t in sync in the passing game whatsoever. It is frankly amazing how much the Packers rely on one player for their offensive unit to be successful.
To Flynn’s credit he came on in relief of Tolzien and did some nice things. Flynn is purely a system quarterback. He has struggled at every other stop he’s had, but under Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and his west coast attack he seems to thrive.
The Packers will hope Flynn repeats history against the Lions on Thursday. If you remember, a few years back Flynn had a monster game against the Lions, setting franchise records with six touchdown passes and almost 500 yards passing. That single game got him a big payday.
Regardless, as Rodgers goes the Packers go. They are still treading water in the NFC North thanks to the ineptitude of the other teams in the division and certainly caught a break there.
If the Packers are within striking distance by the time Rodgers returns there is no doubt the Pack are the favorite to come out of the division. For the Packers and their fans that day can’t come soon enough.