Tolzien Named GB Starter for Vikings Game

By KBJR News 1

Tolzien Named GB Starter for Vikings Game

November 18, 2013 Updated Nov 18, 2013 at 8:49 PM CDT

Green Bay, WI (NNCNOW.com) --- Scott Tolzien will be the Green Bay starting quarterback this Sunday as the Packers host the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field, it was announced on Monday by head coach Mike McCarthy.

It will be Tolzien's second consecutive start in place of Aaron Rodgers, who was injured Nov. 4 against Chicago and is expected to miss several more weeks with a fractured collarbone.

“I don’t make medical decisions, and that will be no different with Aaron Rodgers,” McCarthy said. “We all know he wants to play, and he wants to play as soon as he can. Those are big decisions when you put a player back on the field, and when everyone is confident, that’s when it’ll happen.”

Tolzien was impressive in some areas this past Sunday in the Packers' 27-13 loss to New York, specifically his 6-for-6 completion rate on throws 25 yards or more downfield.

That, however, was overshadowed by the three interceptions he threw in the ball game, one of which was returned for a touchdown by New York's Jason Pierre-Paul. When all was said and done, Tolzien completed 24-of-34 passes for 339 yards and no touchdowns.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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