Minnesota Vikings fans took victory laps about Jordan Love after their team defeated the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. They're not laughing anymore.
The entire Packers offense struggled that afternoon, including Love. Green Bay fell to 2-5, with serious questions being asked about what was next.
That was arguably the last time Love put in a bad performance. The Packers are 6-3 in the nine games since, with Love throwing for 2,351 yards, 19 touchdowns, and three interceptions, with a passer rating of 105.5. He scored four total touchdowns in the Packers' 33-10 victory over the Vikings on Sunday Night Football.
Fans of the other three NFC North teams couldn't hide their excitement after Green Bay's tough start to the season. They were quick to write off Love.
That's all changed.
Opposing fans are eating their words about Jordan Love after Packers beat Vikings
"I think I speak for all Vikings fan on this one… We are so happy Jordan Love is the QB for the Green Bay Packers!" wrote one Vikings fan in October.
Believe me, Packers fans are also incredibly happy he is our QB.
With Green Bay effectively eliminating Minnesota and moving one win away from a wild-card berth, Packers fans are pulling out all of the Jordan Love receipts. And there are plenty. Let's dive in.
Jordan Love with one game to go: 3,843 yards, 30 TDs, 11 INTs.
The next tweet was a conversation about why the Denver Broncos wouldn't trade for Love.
Keep them coming. The Packers knew what they were doing and maintained their confidence in Love. Many were quick to write him off too soon, but he is silencing his doubters one week at a time.
Love still has a way to go, but the signs have been promising this season. And maybe there's a reason why Bears fans are in denial. Love has more single-season passing yards and passing touchdowns than any Bears quarterback in NFL history.
That's hard to believe, but correct. In 1995, Erik Kramer threw for 3,838 yards, 29 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. It's Chicago's best statistical season of quarterback play. Love beat that in year one.
After closing out 2023 with another dominant performance, Packers fans can enjoy pulling out the receipts.