Posted December 30, 2011 on
In 2008, Matt Flynn was practically a seventh-round afterthought behind Aaron Rodgers and Brian Brohm. Thinking back at Flynn's strengths, the ability to throw the ball never crossed offensive coordinator Joe Philbin's mind. The new Flynn figures to be on display on Sunday.

The Green Bay Packers are sending 7 players to the Pro Bowl

The Green Bay Packers are sending 7 players to the Pro Bowl.  Four offensive players and three defensive players is the breakdown of the Packers’ Pro Bowlers. 28-year old  QB Aaron Rodgers will be the starter for the NFC in the Pro Bowl.  Rodgers has played in 15 games for the Packers so far this year and he has completed 343 of 502 passes (68.3%) for 4,643 yards with 45 TD...

Packers' Rodgers remains MVP favorite

Dear Jason: I was talking to Commissioner Goodell last week, and we both expressed how much we missed the NFL Truths. Roger and I would love to see you speak the truth about the NFL and NBA. Sincerely, David Stern A special edition of NFL/NBA Truths: 10. In this video-game era of professional football -- let's call it "The Madden Era" -- there's only one...

Packers rule RB Starks, WR Cobb out for game vs. Lions

Running back James Starks (knee/ankle) and receiver/kick returner Randall Cobb (groin) have been ruled out for Sunday. Coach Mike McCarthy would not say Friday whether quarterback Aaron Rodgers will sit the game out.

Packers haven't got time for any more pain

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- With the Detroit Lions (10-5) in need of a win Sunday in order to secure the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoffs, they caught a bit of a break by catching the Green Bay Packers (14-1) on a week that means nothing for the defending Super Bowl champs.The Packers secured home-field advantage throughout the playoffs last weekend and now just need to get through their final...

Week 17 NFL Power Rankings

As we head into the final weekend of the NFL regular season, here is the latest edition of Power Rankings: 1. Green Bay Packers, 14-1 With that win over the Bears on Christmas, the Packers clinched home-field advantage and Aaron Rodgers clinched the MVP Award.   2. New Orleans Saints, 12-3 That rematch with the Packers in the NFC Championship Game is looking more and more realistic...

The NFL's Ugly Side: News from the Backpage

Divide and Conquer   Coaches and pundits agree that the best strategy to stopping the Packers’ offense is an effective four-man pass rush complemented by a physical two-man high coverage. Nearly every team has employed this strategy, though only the Chiefs played it effectively for a full game. Unfortunately for cornerbacks low on the depth chart, this means locking up with one...

Comparing the comebacks: Joe vs. Alex

Despite Jim Harbaugh's best campaigning efforts, quarterback Alex Smith wasn't included on the NFC Pro Bowl roster with Aaron Rodgers and Drew Brees. But who needs small-timers like Rodgers and Brees? Smith is keeping company with Joe Montana this season, at least in the Niners' record book. ...

Freak Show Friday: Pop the cork starting at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT

Confusion, bewilderment, frustration, nervousness, excitement — the loonies that play through Week 17 always run a gauntlet of emotions. With the Packers and Texans locked into place and potentially the Falcons come game-time, several stars (e.g. Aaron Rodgers, Arian Foster and Roddy White) who carried fantasy owners to the championship may quietly disappear behind the curtain...
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