Packers: Jordan Love showed up in the midst of adversity

Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Jordan Love (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

The Green Bay Packers‘ 2022 season has been a rough one, to say the least.

Heading into Sunday night’s contest against the Philadelphia Eagles, a win would have seen the Packers move up to the No. 9 seed in the NFC. That win unfortunately never came to fruition. We did, however, get to see Jordan Love in action.

Overall, Green Bay showed fight. Going down 13-0 in the first six minutes of the game and coming back to go up 14-13 late in the first quarter. The game itself showed a lot of momentum-swinging plays, leading to the Eagles going up 27-20 at halftime.

Green Bay would find themselves at mid-field after an impressive kick return by CB Keisean Nixon in the second half. It would end up being for naught, though, as Green Bay would be forced to punt.

The Eagles would end up capitalizing, scoring a touchdown to go up 34-20. After a field goal from Mason Crosby, the Packers were down 11 at 34-23. A 54-yard field goal by Philadelphia would put them up by two scores early in the fourth quarter.

Aaron Rodgers left the game with no return with an oblique injury. Third-year quarterback Jordan Love entered, and he did not disappoint. Love ended up going 6/9 for 113 yards and one touchdown in the losing effort.

Love’s poise, confidence, and patience showed through ten-fold. One particularly impressive play came with 9:18 left in the fourth quarter. Love would find rookie wide receiver Christian Watson over the middle for a 63-yard touchdown, making it a one-score game at 37-30.

Love would find an open Watson, who did the rest with his speed down the sideline. Love’s impressive play may make Packers fans a bit cheerful despite the loss.

One thing is for sure: Jordan Love certainly didn’t look like he did as a rookie in 2020 — and this game in particular showed how much he’s improved for the better.