Jordan Love has arrived. Love saved his best performance for the national stage. He was unstoppable, leading the Green Bay Packers to a dominant victory over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day.
In a tough environment as massive underdogs against the 8-2 Lions, Love lit up the Lions' secondary all afternoon.
Love completed 22 of 32 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns with a passer rating of 125.5. He also rushed for 39 yards, including a crucial 37-yard run on third down in the fourth quarter.
It was the type of breakout performance that shows his upside and why he can become a franchise quarterback for the Packers. To make it even more impressive, Love delivered without Aaron Jones, Luke Musgrave, and Dontayvion Wicks.
Green Bay's defense dominated, even without almost the entire secondary due to injury. But the number one takeaway was the play of Love.
Fans and former players are excited by Love's performance.
Jordan Love receives huge praise for breakout performance in Packers Thanksgiving win
Talk about making a statement. Love was flawless in this game. The Packers faced a lot of adversity with a laughably lengthy injury report, but Love stepped up and raised the play of those around him. He was incredible.
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Jordan Love was red-hot from the first play of the game. He connected with Christian Watson on a 53-yard pass to open the contest before finding Jayden Reed for a touchdown moments later. Love made arguably the best throw of his Packers career, finding Reed in between multiple defenders in the smallest of windows.
The Packers made too many slow starts earlier in the season, including in the Week 4 loss to the Lions. But not in this game. At halftime, Love had completed 15 of 20 passes for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Along with a Jonathan Owens fumble-recovery touchdown, the Packers led 23-6 at halftime.
Love remained poised and calm under pressure, even after the Lions kicked off the second half with a quick touchdown drive that only took 3:14 off the clock. Love found Christian Watson for a 16-yard touchdown late in the third quarter, putting Green Bay up 29-14.