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Scott Tolzien will start for Packers next week

Mike McCarthy, Scott Tolzien

Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy and quarterback Scott Tolzien look at a video board during the second half of an NFL football game against the Philadelphia Eagles Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, in Green Bay, Wis. The Eagles won 27-13. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)


There won’t be any need to keep a close eye on Seneca Wallace’s groin over the next few days.

Packers coach Mike McCarthy said in his postgame press conference Sunday that Scott Tolzien will start at quarterback against the Giants in the Meadowlands next weekend. Tolzien replaced Wallace after one offensive series and piloted the offense the rest of the way in a 27-13 loss to the Eagles.

Tolzien went 24-of-39 for 280 yards on Sunday in the first regular season playing time of his NFL career. He threw two interceptions, one of which was a deflected ball while the other was a bad throw behind Jordy Nelson. He looked better than Wallace looked when he relieved Rodgers in Week Nine and clearly McCarthy thinks he’s a better option even if Wallace gets a clean bill of health.

The Packers are reportedly taking a look at Matt Flynn with Aaron Rodgers out indefinitely with a left collarbone injury. If they do decide to sign him, he’ll be a backup for next week at the very least.