Flynn, Packers snap losing skid with win over Falcons

Updated: December 8, 2013

Green Bay, WI ( – Matt Flynn threw for 258 yards and a
touchdown in a solid substitute start, helping the Green Bay Packers to an
elusive first win since Aaron Rodgers’ injury with a 22-21 edging of the
Atlanta Falcons at Lambeau Field.

Flynn shook off an interception that was returned 71 yards for a touchdown by
the Falcons’ Sean Weatherspoon near the end of the first half to rally the
Packers for 12 unanswered points, the last six coming on his 2-yard touchdown
pass to Andrew Quarless with 12:01 remaining.

He made good on 24-of-32 attempts in a critical victory for Green Bay (6-6-1),
which entered Sunday’s play 1 1/2 games behind Detroit for first place in the
NFC North.

The Packers also entered the matchup with four losses and a tie over their
previous five outings, a stretch that began when Rodgers fractured his left
collarbone in an eventual 27-20 setback to Chicago on Nov. 4.

Quarless finished with 66 yards on six catches, while Eddie Lacy added 65
rushing yards and a touchdown on 20 carries.

Matt Ryan put up 206 yards and a pair of touchdowns on a 20-of-35 completion
rate for Atlanta (3-10), but was intercepted once and lost a fumble during a
scoreless second half.

Roddy White caught eight Ryan passes for 74 yards, with Steven Jackson
recording 71 yards on 15 rushes in the loss.