Matt Flynn threw for 480 yards and six touchdowns – both franchise records – in his second career start and the Green Bay Packers won a wild 45-41 shootout over the visiting Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Flynn’s go-ahead 4-yard scoring pass to tight end Jermichael Finley with 1:10 left sent Detroit to its 21st straight loss in Green Bay and will drop the Lions to the No. 6 seed in the NFC if Atlanta beats Tampa Bay later Sunday.
Jordy Nelson caught three touchdowns for the Packers (15-1), who wrapped up home-field advantage last week and took the advantage of the opportunity to rest Aaron Rodgers and several other key starters.
They never could have dreamed that Flynn, an impending free agent, would put forth one of the best performances in NFL history. He finished 31 of 44 and was one shy of tying the NFL record touchdown passes in a game.
The fourth-year pro outdueled Matthew Stafford, who finished 36 of 59 for 520 yards and five scores. It marked the first time in NFL history tha...