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Christl/Baranczyk analysis: Flynn, Packers exposed in ugly loss to Lions

7:08 PM, Nov. 29, 2013
Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) has the ball knocked out of his hand for a fumble by defensive end Devin Taylor (92) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
Green Bay Packers quarterback Matt Flynn (10) has the ball knocked out of his hand for a fumble by defensive end Devin Taylor (92) against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field.
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Smoke and mirrors works only so long in the NFL. That's why nobody should have been completely blindsided by the Green Bay Packers' worst defeat in seven years.

Matt Flynn's record-setting performance in what was a meaningless final game for the Packers in 2011 deceived enough people to make him a lot of money. But in three other extended appearances - against Detroit and New England in 2009, and Minnesota last week - his lack of arm strength has been obvious and his inability to make certain throws has prevented the Packers from winning any of them.

Thursday against the Lions, Flynn made his ...

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