4 reasons why Packers can make surprise Super Bowl run

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Jordan Love

The key to it all is Jordan Love.

It's no coincidence that as Love has leveled up, so have the Packers. He has put in three consecutive flawless performances, throwing for 857 yards and eight touchdowns over the past three weeks. His play has led the Packers to three straight wins.

Love is showing great poise in the pocket. He is making quick, smart decisions. Love is getting the ball out fast and accurately. Perhaps the most encouraging part is how he is processing defenses. Love was regularly making checks at the line of scrimmage against the Chiefs. He recognized what the defense was doing and ensured the Packers were in the right play.

Postseason football is on another level, not just for Love but for this entire young team. A lack of playoff experience may ultimately cost the Packers when it matters most, but what if the opposite is true?

Nobody expected the Packers to make the playoffs. They would be playing with house money, free of the pressure on teams like the Eagles, 49ers, and Dallas Cowboys, who are desperate to win while their championship window is open.

Love is on fire, and he could enter the playoffs without fear. The way he is playing, Love and the Packers will cause problems for any defense they encounter in January.

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