Karma may be the guy on the Chiefs, but on Sunday Night Football, Karma was paid back in full to Patrick Mahomes and company.
After waiting nearly 760 days, Jordan Love finally got his chance to face off against the Chiefs for the first time since his first career start. And Love didn't fail, knocking off the reigning Super Bowl champions 27-19 in an upset at Lambeau Field.
"I've had this game circled for a long time," Jordan Love said during his postgame press conference.
Viewing this as a revenge game, the Green Bay Packers quarterback outperformed the two-time NFL MVP, Patrick Mahomes, to the tune of 25/36 for 267 yards, three touchdowns, and no interceptions. It's his fourth game of the year with three touchdowns and zero interceptions. Love and Brock Purdy of the 49ers are the only quarterbacks to do this this year.
Over the Packers' three-game win streak, Love has thrown for 857 yards, eight touchdowns, and zero interceptions, making many fans and members of the NFL media believe that the Packers have found their next franchise quarterback.
Jordan Love believes the 'sky's the limit' for Packers
After going through arguably the toughest stretch of their schedule with three straight wins against the Chargers, Lions, and Chiefs, the Packers are sitting at 6-6 and currently hold the seventh seed in the NFC playoffs. With Love playing at such a high level, there is no limit to what this team can do.
"The sky's the limit," said Love. "I don't want to put a limit on what this team can do this season."
The Packers' remaining schedule is favorable. None of their opponents currently have winning records. They will face the likes of Bryce Young, Baker Mayfield, Josh Dobbs, Tommy DeVito, and Justin Fields.
Love hasn't been the only part of the team that has improved lately. Since Week 9, the Packers defense has held opponents to under 23 points per game. They have done this nine times this season in total.
Given how many starters in the secondary Green Bay has lost this season, including the likes of Jaire Alexander, Darnell Savage, Rudy Ford, Eric Stokes, and trading away Rasul Douglas, the unit has not batted an eye. It hasn't backed away from a fight. Elite pass rush from guys like Preston Smith and Rashan Gary has allowed the young defensive backs to make plays.
Fans and media alike love to trash Joe Barry, but his unit has been playing better and better this year, and it would not be surprising if he is back again on the team's coaching staff in 2024 and beyond.
The Packers have shined over the last three weeks and will be looking to continue their momentum to finish the 2023 season. Can the Packers make a deep run into the postseason this year? I don't know. But this is one of the most dangerous teams in the NFL, and nobody wants to play them in January.