Things looked rough for Jordan Love and the Green Bay Packers early on in Sunday's matchup with the New Orleans Saints. At one point, Love was 8-18 with 81 yards and one interception through the air. Things then changed and for the better.
Love would go on to complete 14 of his next 26 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown as he engineered his first career fourth-quarter comeback and game-winning drive. It was a nine-play drive that went 80 yards in just over two-and-a-half minutes that was capped off by an eight-yard strike to Romeo Doubs for the game-winning score. Love would finish with 259 yards through the air while completing 22 of 44 passes on the day.
On a day where things were not clicking through the air while Green Bay's rushing attack was not effective (Love's 39 yards on the ground led the team), it could have been incredibly easy just to roll over and accept defeat.
Jordan Love shows composure in Packers dramatic fourth-quarter comeback
Instead, it was Love doing his best Aaron Rodgers impression, willing the Packers to victory. This is why Green Bay was willing to turn the keys of the offense over to Love after Rodgers' departure this past offseason.
In an ideal world, Love and the Packers do not start off so poorly, resulting in needing an incredible comeback win. However, the NFL is not an ideal world and sometimes a team must battle through adversity in order to come out on top. Teams are going to have rough starts and even rough games, and this includes Love and the Packers.
Being able to manufacture this type of comeback, given the circumstances and the manner in which it came, speaks volumes about Love's composure. There is still plenty of room for Love to improve and he needs to find a way to be more consistent. But it appears that even when the Packers are down, they are not out, as they have yet another quarterback capable of putting together impressive late-game comebacks.