Watch: Jordan Love talks trash to Falcons defender after first-down run (Video)

Jordan Love was fired up.
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Jordan Love has the challenge of leading a Green Bay Packers offense without his top wide receiver, running back, and left tackle. To make things worse, he is playing on the road in a loud environment against a talented Atlanta Falcons defense.

With nothing open on third down, Love decided to do it himself, rushing for 24 yards and a first down. And he was fired up after the play.

It was a crucial moment. Love extended the drive, and moments later, the Packers found the end zone with rookie wide receiver Jayden Reed.

Love has stepped up in the first half of this game, leaning on his young pass catchers and, when he needs to, extending plays himself. And he let the Falcons defense know about it.

Packers: Jordan Love fired up after rushing for first down vs. Falcons (Video)

The first thing to note here is Love's decision-making and athleticism. He understands there is nobody open, and with pressure quickly coming, he steps up and takes off on his own. Love then shows his athleticism to beat the first defender and turn it into a significant gain.

The run is fantastic, but keep a close eye on Love's reaction immediately after. He had some words for the Falcons defender.

And why not? Love is fired up. He put his team on his back on that play. With nobody open, he made a great play on his own. His rushing ability is underrated.

The Packers have a tough challenge in this game. With no Aaron Jones, Christian Watson, and David Bakhtiari, they have lost three of their most important offensive players. It's great to see Love stepping up and making a play, and showing what it meant after.

It hasn't been easy going for Green Bay's offense, but Love has remained calm, and led an impressive touchdown drive to take the lead in the second quarter.

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