Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Matt Flynn will be the starting quarterback of the Green Bay Packers as they travel to face the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, it was officially announced by head coach Mike McCarthy on Wednesday morning.
Flynn was signed by the team earlier this month after starter Aaron Rodgers was injured and replaced Scott Tolzien in the third quarter of last Sunday's home game against the Minnesota Vikings.
The Green Bay offense was better under Flynn's guidance, as he led them back from a 20-7 deficit to earn a 26-26 tie against the team's NFC North rival.
Flynn previously was with Green Bay from 2008-11, working primarily as a backup behind both Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers. He then played the 2012 season with Seattle and spent the first part of this season with Oakland.
Thursday's game between Green Bay and Detroit is set for a 12:00 p.m. kickoff at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.