4 Green Bay Packers on the hot seat entering Week 18

The playoffs are on the line for the Green Bay Packers in Week 18.
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1. Jordan Love

Just like Matt LaFleur, I don't think Jordan Love is on a hot seat as in, "if you don't win this game, you're gone" but I do think there is more pressure on Jordan Love for this individual game than any other moment in his NFL career.

Love has been fantastic this season as a whole. Has it been a seamless progression? It hasn't, but everyone also needs to understand that progression in sports is rarely linear. There are going to be bumps in the road. Love has racked up 34 total touchdowns in his first year as a starter, and has an interception percentage of 2.0, which is very solid.

It's not just a season the Packers can "live with" but a season in which I think you can legitimately say that Green Bay has found another stud to build around at the most important position in the game.

With that being said, once you've established yourself as that guy, the pressure is then on to elevate everyone else around you and help the team get results. In a game like this against Chicago, you put the pressure on your best guys to get you to the postseason, and Jordan Love is going to have to be on point against a resurgent Chicago defense.


Matt Eberflus has his guys playing well. Montez Sweat has been a godsend. The Bears are going to be getting after Jordan Love in this game, and how he responds could make or break the season for Green Bay.

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