Sparked by Matt Flynn, Packers force OT in Green Bay


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.