The Green Bay Packers were able to rest a few key members of their football team and close out the season with a 45-41 win over the
Detroit Lions at Lambeau Field as well.
With Aaron Rodgers getting a day off, his backup Matt Flynn passed for 480 yards and 6 touchdowns, both of those figures are franchise records.
Wide receiver Jordy Nelson was on the receiving end of three of those Flynn touchdown passes. That gives Nelson 5 touchdown catches in the last 2 games and 15 for the season. That ranks Flynn 3rd on the Packers all-time list for touchdowns in a season. Sterling Sharpe had 18 in 1994 and Don Hutson had 17 in 1942.
The two teams combined for 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns. Lions QB Matthew Stafford passed for 520 yards against the Packers defense. Detroit wideout Calvin Johnson dominated Tramon Williams, catching 11 passes for 244 yards and a touchdown. Stafford had five touchdown passes on the day.
Flynn likely set himself up as potentially the most desirable prospect in free agency at the end of the season. Flynn was asked if he thought about just how much money he likely earned with his performance.
The Packers finished 15-1 and swept the NFC North this season. They won’t play their first playoff game until a week from this Sunday, January 15th. They’ll kickoff at 3:30 at Lambeau Field against a yet to be determined opponent.