Ever since the Packers beat the Bears on Sunday to win the NFC North, all I've read on the internet and heard on TV is that Matt Flynn's rallying the Packers to a tie last month was a big reason why the Pack were able to win the division. Well, unfortunetally, that's simply not true. I guess it makes a good story, but again, it's not true.
Why? Because had Green Bay lost that game, they still would've finished 3-3 in divisional play and 8-8 overall, better than the Bears 2-4 divisional record. So yea, I guess 8-7-1 is better than 8-8, but no, the tie didn't help the Packers the slightest bit. Now Matt Flynn did contribute to the team's successful regular season, rallying them to beat the Falcons and Cowboys in consecutive weeks, but he didn't in that particular contest.