Why Jordan Love can lead Packers to upset win vs. Cowboys in playoffs

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Few people outside of Green Bay are giving the Packers a chance in their upcoming road playoff matchup. The Dallas Cowboys are favored to win, and it is hard to argue with that. Dallas is tied with San Francisco and Detroit for the best record in the NFC and is yet to lose a game at home this season.

It's a daunting task for the Packers, but they should not be counted out before the game begins.

The postseason in any sport can be unpredictable, and the NFL has a tendency to be the wild west compared to other leagues. All it takes is a team to be on a hot streak or a quarterback to be locked in, and suddenly, an upset that nobody expected comes to fruition.

Enter the Green Bay Packers and Jordan Love.

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Love has been on an absolute tear to end the season, propelling the Packers to a 6-2 record over their last eight games and into a playoff berth many people believed was out of reach not too long ago.

Love in the past eight games:

  • 196/279 (70.3 percent)
  • 2,150 yards
  • 20 total TDs (18 passing, 2 rushing)
  • 1 INT
  • 112.7 passer rating
  • Packers are 6-2

This is exactly the type of hot team that can come into a playoff matchup against a team that is clearly superior and leave everyone in the building stunned. After Love went through some ups and downs to begin the year, he has proven that he is Green Bay's answer at quarterback and is more than capable of beating some of the best teams in the league.

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This is good news for their upcoming matchup with the Cowboys.

There is simply no reason to count the Packers out at this point in the season. Sure, the Cowboys are the better team, and there are plenty of reasons why they should take care of business against the Packers on Sunday. But as long as they have a chance, everyone should continue to believe in the Packers' ability to shock the world.

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