Said Packers Joe Philbin, the Packers’ offensive coordinator:
“You’re never sure what you have until you get a guy in a game. I thought [Matt Flynn] really handled himself well (against Detroit). Obviously you’d love to have him not throw an interception at the 9-yard line. We all know that; you don’t have to be a coach to figure that out. But I thought he did a good job. Thought he led the team well, thought he had a good grasp of what we were doing, thought he had pretty good poise in there, he didn’t seem panicked.”
The Packers also will try to take pressure off Flynn by running the ball better than they have most of the season. New England ranks No. 14 in the NFL in fewest rushing yards allowed and No. 16 in fewest yards allowed per carry.