Found January 01, 2012 on Packer Fans United:
Wow! What a game. In a game that seemed to take forever to complete, the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions in a record-setting game, 45-41, to finish the regular season 15-1.For the first time ever, an NFC North team swept the division. That would be the Packers. Also for the first time ever, a Packers quarterback threw for more than 400 yards (480 to be exact) and 6 the way, that would be backup QB Matt Flynn who started and played the entire game (Aaron Rodgers was held out and wasn't even active today). Not a bad way to audition for more than a few teams in need of a quality starting QB next season.WR Jordy Nelson also moved into third place today behind Sterling Sharp and Don Hutson with 15 TD catches on the season; Sharp had 18 and Hutson 17. Pretty good company to keep.Combined, the Packers and Lions generated more than 1,000 yards of offense and 11 touchdowns. Yowza.The Packers were once again able to generate turnovers and convert them into points....

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1. Green Bay Packers, 15-1 Even without Aaron Rodgers, the Packers offense still manages to put up 45 points. Backup quarterback Matt Flynn set two franchise records with 480 passing yards and six touchdowns. 2. New Orleans Saints, 13-3 Drew Brees makes the quarterback position look way too easy. A Saints-Packers rematch in the NFC Championship Game is looking inevitable.  ...
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