The Green Bay Packers are coming off of a tie against the NFC North rival Minnesota Vikings on Sunday afternoon and now they are preparing for another divisional match up on short rest. The Packers are set to take on the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day as they kick off Week 13 of NFL action.
During the team’s Tuesday practice session, fans got some excitement when Aaron Rodgers returned to practice, but he is still recovering from his broken left collarbone and he is unlikely to suit up for the team.
As they prepare for another week without Rodgers, the team has been preparing Matt Flynn to enter Thursday’s game as the starting quarterback.
According to Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com, Flynn took the first-team reps on Tuesday:
MM: We’ve got to make sure both guys are ready. Matt Flynn took the starter reps today.
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) November 26, 2013
Flynn entered last week’s game after Scott Tolzien struggled, but now he will have a full week of practice to prepare for his start.
Green Bay and Detroit are both in the NFC playoff picture, so Thursday’s game is going to be crucial.