Packers coach Mike McCarthy told Green Bay reporters today (Monday) that chances for quarterback Aaron Rodgers to play on Thursday against the Lions at Ford Field are “slim to none.” Rodgers has been sidelined with a broken collarbone.
Quarterbacks Matt Flynn and ScottTolzien will prepare, but McCarthy told reporters that Flynn “deserves to start” after his heroics coming off the bench on Sunday to tie the Vikings. He was 21 of 36 for 218 yards and a touchdown.
Most Lions fans remember when Flynn lit up the Lions on Jan. 1, 2012, in Green Bay. He finished the day 31 of 44 for 480 yards, six touchdowns, one interception and a 136.4 quarterback rating.
The starting Lions’ secondary that day was Alphonso Smith, Eric Wright, Amari Spievey and Chris Harris.
Even though Matthew Stafford also had a career day (36 of 59, 520 yards, five touchdowns, two interceptions) on that freezing wet day in Green Bay, the Lions lost 45-41.
The Lions (6-5) are tied with the Bears (6-5) atop the NFC North while the Packers (5-5-1) are a half game back.