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Sparked by Matt Flynn, Packers force OT in Green Bay

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Trailing 23-7 early in the fourth quarter, the Packers looked as good as done and on their way to a 5-6 record with a game at Detroit on Thursday.

Instead, the Packers got off the mat, scoring the final 16 points in regulation to force overtime at Lambeau Field on Sunday afternoon.

Matt Flynn, who relieved the struggling Scott Tolzien, led the comeback for Green Bay, throwing a TD pass to Jarrett Boykin to reduce the Vikings’ lead to 23-20 with less than four minutes left.

Then, after the Green Bay forced a punt, Flynn led the Packers into range for the game-tying 27-yard field goal by Mason Crosby with 50 seconds left. The key play of that drive came when Flynn completed a 28-yard pass to James Jones on 4th-and-6 from the Minnesota 40. On the play, the Vikings jumped off-sides, and Flynn threw downfield for the long completion.

The Packers won the toss in OT and have the ball first.

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10 Responses to “Sparked by Matt Flynn, Packers force OT in Green Bay”
  1. bucrightoff says: Nov 24, 2013 4:25 PM

    This is some Field of Dreams stuff with Flynn.

  2. adlent says: Nov 24, 2013 4:29 PM

    Time to trade him while his value is high!

  3. jerrykill4pres says: Nov 24, 2013 4:39 PM

    This sucks… Would the packers just win this game already!

    GB, I only want you to win to help improve our draft position… Otherwise your team is garbage… You can have Rodgers back.. Doesn’t matter, your not going anywhere with a garbage defense like you have.

  4. jimmysee says: Nov 24, 2013 4:45 PM

    So how do the overtime rules work these days?

  5. nickynick04 says: Nov 24, 2013 5:00 PM

    Hmmm. the Packers will now be in position to draft Clowney…

  6. nickynick04 says: Nov 24, 2013 5:07 PM

    Why does Flynn do well in a Packers uniform ?
    Obviously a system QB and he does well in it.

    Hey Ponder looked good

    AP looked the best he did all year.

    Lacey proved he s legit.

    A tie a flippin tie……….
    But if we were not Viking or Packer fans…it was entertaining.

  7. filthymcnasty1 says: Nov 24, 2013 5:09 PM

    The Packer win the season series AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 straight years in a row over the hapless and tasteless Vikings!!!!!

  8. alohaandhello says: Nov 24, 2013 5:12 PM

    Donovan McNabb demands an explanation.

  9. zn0rseman says: Nov 24, 2013 9:14 PM

    In Scott Tolzien’s defense, Flynn only faced off against a Vikings defense that was in a super soft zone whike Tolzien was squarin off against a mix of press man and tight zone coverage. Any QB not named Tavaris Jackson or Josh Freeman would have had the same success Flynn.

    That said, Alan Williams should be fired after this season. People trying to pin the Vikings woes on Christian Ponder are not payig attention, it has been the Vikings defense that ha been the problem, not the offense.

  10. axespray says: Nov 25, 2013 1:34 AM

    nope – tolzien is a boy, flynn showed up and the entire stadium could feel “We’re back!”

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