Scott Tolzien to start again at QB

Updated: November 18, 2013, 5:42 PM ET
By Rob Demovsky | ESPN.com

GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Last week, Green Bay Packers coach Mike McCarthy declared Scott Tolzien as his starting quarterback immediately after he came on in relief against the Philadelphia Eagles.

This time, he waited a day, but the decision was the same.

Scott Tolzien
AP Photo/Seth WenigScott Tolzien went 24 of 34 for 339 yards, no touchdowns and three interceptions in his first career start, a Packers loss.

A day after Tolzien made his first NFL start in a 27-13 loss at the New York Giants on Sunday, McCarthy said Tolzien will make his second straight start this Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings at Lambeau Field.

"Scott Tolzien will start this week," McCarthy said Monday. "Was that as quick as last week? Yeah, Scott Tolzien will go into the week as the starter just like he did last week."

Tolzien, who was promoted from the practice squad after Aaron Rodgers broke his collarbone on Nov. 4 against the Chicago Bears, threw for 339 yards on 24-of-34 passing against the Giants. A week earlier, he replaced Seneca Wallace, who pulled a groin muscle against the Eagles.

While Tolzien had some big-play production against the Giants, he threw three interceptions, including one that the Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul returned 24 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

"It's hard to look past the three interceptions," Tolzien said after the game. "That's my focus right now, correcting that."

McCarthy did not provide any timetable for Rodgers' return. Following the game against the Vikings, the Packers play at the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving.

"Frankly, I haven't met with the medical staff yet," McCarthy said. "So I haven't been given an update where they think Aaron is."

Rob Demovsky

ESPN Green Bay Packers reporter

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