Packers: Jordan Love leads impressive opening drive vs. Bills starters
Jordan Love led an impressive opening drive for the Packers against the Bills’ starting defense.
This is the first real test for Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love.
It might only be a preseason game, but Love is coming up against a talented Bills defense featuring their starters. The Packers, for the most part, have their backup offense on the field.
Well, so far, so good.
Yes, the Packers turned it over on downs, but not before they moved the ball 74 yards and made it down to the Bills’ goal line.
Love was impressive, completing three of his four passes for 46 yards with a passer rating of 112.5. That included a 29-yard connection with wide receiver Reggie Begelton.
The Packers might not have found the end zone after going for it on fourth-and-goal, but there are many positive takeaways from the opening drive.
Consider it a big win for Green Bay’s offensive line. The Packers started the game with (from left to right) Yosh Nijman, Lucas Patrick, Josh Myers, Royce Newman, and Ben Braden. Only Myers is a guaranteed starter this season. The line also includes two rookies.
Facing the starting Buffalo defense, many would expect Green Bay’s starting five to struggle. The opposite was true.
Love had good time to throw, and Green Bay’s ground game got going.
AJ Dillon and Kylin Hill combined for 28 yards from eight carries. Hill looked particularly impressive on his two carries with a long of nine yards.
They didn’t come up with any points, but it was an encouraging opening possession for Green Bay’s (mostly) backup offense. And consider it a great start for Jordan Love.