Jordan Love is beginning to show why he can be the future. The first half of the season was a rollercoaster ride for the entire Green Bay Packers offense, not just Love.
Even when Love was making correct decisions and throwing the ball where it needed to be, his receivers weren't always on the same page. Two receivers running the same route was a regular issue earlier in the year.
But the Packers' young offense is finding its way. Those errors are decreasing by the week, Love is building chemistry with his receivers, and this group is growing together. That was the plan.
They put on a show in Detroit on Thanksgiving. Love starred with a career-best performance, lighting up the Lions' secondary all afternoon and leading the Packers to a memorable victory.
The offense is beginning to show its potential.
Mina Kimes praises Packers QB Jordan Love after 'sensational' performance
ESPN's Mina Kimes enjoyed Love's destruction of the Lions' defense on Thanksgiving, but she pointed out that Love had already been making progress in the games leading up to his breakout performance.
"I do want to praise Jordan Love. He was awesome in this game," said Kimes. "He's been missing fewer throws every week. He's been a little bit more accurate. He's been better at all the quarterbacking stuff, not leaving yards after the catch on the field. Just a little bit more every week. And then this week -- phew -- he put it all together. He was sensational on Thanksgiving."
Key to Green Bay's success was the play up front by the offensive line. The Packers shut down Lions star pass rusher Aidan Hutchinson. By not letting him take over the game, Detroit's pass rush offered nothing, registering zero sacks.
"This was the Packers offense I envisioned before the season when I said Jordan Love is in a great situation because, some of those pockets, you could eat Thanksgiving leftovers out of," said Kimes.
Love had time to throw, and he made the Lions' secondary pay, completing 68.8 percent of his passes and earning a season-high passer rating of 125.5.
Kimes makes some great points. Love deserves credit. The offensive line deserves credit. And so does Matt LaFleur. With the Packers on top for most of the game, LaFleur could open up the playbook and show off how good his offense can look.
A tougher test awaits with the Kansas City Chiefs coming to Lambeau Field this week, but Love and this young Packers offense is beginning to heat up.