After his record-setting performance agains the Detroit Lions on Sunday, Packers quarterback Matt Flynn was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week.
- Flynn completed 31 of 44
passes (70.5 percent) for 480 yards with six touchdowns and one interception for
a 136.4 passer rating in the Packers' 45-41 win over Detroit. He set single-game
franchise records for passing yards (480) and touchdowns (six).
- He is the first quarterback
in the Super Bowl era to pass for at least six touchdowns in one of his first
two career starts. Flynn is the fourth quarterback in NFL history to pass for at
least 475 yards and six touchdowns in the same game, joining Pro Football Hall
of Famers Y.A. TITTLE (10/28/62), JOE
NAMATH (9/24/72) and JOE MONTANA
- The Packers are the sixth
team in NFL history with at least five touchdown passes in consecutive games and
the first to accomplish the feat with a different quarterback in each game
(AARON RODGERS, five TDs in Week 16).
- Flynn led an offense that
amassed 550 total yards, the third-most in a game in team history.
Flynn joined Pro Football
Hall of Famer DAN MARINO and KURT
WARNER as the only QBs to pass for at
least three touchdowns in each of his first two career starts (since 1970).
- In his fourth season from
Louisiana State, this is Flynn's first career Player of the Week Award.
Packers QBs have won four
Player of the Week Awards this season (Rodgers 3, Flynn 1), the most by any