Green Bay Packers backup quarterback Matt Flynn has been named the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week after throwing for 480 yards and 6 touchdowns in the Packers 45-41 win over the Detroit Lions on Sunday.
Flynn completed 31 of 44 passes (70.5%) with his passer rating finishing at 136.4.
Flynn is the first quarterback in the Super Bowl era to pass for at least six touchdowns in one of his first two career starts. He 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, Joe Namath and Joe Montana.