All signs point to Matt Flynn starting for Packers Sunday
All indications are the Green Bay Packers, with their playoff viability hanging in the balance, will turn to backup quarterback Matt Flynn for Sunday night’s game at New England.
Starting quarterback Aaron Rodgers suffered his second concussion of the season last week when his head bounced off the turf at Ford Field. The expectation, according to Gary D’Amato of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, is that Flynn will be the man. Rodgers will not practice today and Green Bay coach Mike McCarthy said the chances of Rodgers doing work Friday lie between “slim to none.”
“I feel good about it," Flynn said. "It was a good day at practice today and I'm excited. I'm just going to go through the week like I'm definitely going to be playing. Hopefully, Aaron can get back, but I'm just going to go in there like I'm going to be playing and prepare like it."
Flynn didn’t exactly shine last week when he replaced Rodgers for a half against the Lions in the 7-3 loss. One of the real problems he faces is the Packers don’t have any kind of running game whatsoever to help out a young, inexperienced quarterback.
“If I get my chance and get in there I think the timing will be a lot better than it was last week,” Flynn said. “This is an exciting opportunity, if it arises.”
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