Losing Streak Snapped: Jordan Love Leads Packers To Win Over Rams
Nov 5, 2023, 2:45 PM
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Jordan Love leads Packers to Week 9 win
The Packers hosted the Rams at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin on Sunday, November 5.
With 3:41 remaining in the fourth quarter, Love hit Luke Musgrave for a 20-yard touchdown to give the Packers a three-score lead.
Love’s toss stretched Green Bay’s lead to 20-3.
.@jordan3love tosses a touchdown pass for the third consecutive game and helps the @packers go up by three scores late.#LocalsInTheNFL #NFL #GoPackGo #LARvsGB #AggiesAllTheWay @kslsports pic.twitter.com/QZFaaoPoRp
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) November 5, 2023
The Packers won the game by a 17-point margin. Love finished the game 20/26 passing for 228 yards and a touchdown. He posted a rating for 115.5. Love also ran the ball four times for seven yards.
Love entered the game having thrown for 1,492 yards, 11 touchdowns, and eight interceptions this season. He’d also run for 164 yards and two touchdowns before Week 9.
With the win, the Packers ended a four-game skid.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 5, 2023
The Packers improved their record to 3-5 with the victory.
Green Bay’s next game is on the road against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, November 12 at 11 a.m. (MDT) on CBS.
About Jordan Love
Prior to his time in the league, the Bakersfield, California native played at USU from 2016-19. During his time with the Aggies, Love threw for 8,600 yards, 60 touchdowns, and 29 interceptions with a completion rate of 61 percent.
In 2020, the Packers traded up to select Love with the No. 26 overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Since then, Love has played sparingly while backing up Rodgers. During Love’s first two seasons in Green Bay, the young quarterback watched Rodgers win back-to-back NFL MVP awards.
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) October 22, 2023
Love was inactive for every game of his rookie campaign. However, in 2021 and 2022, the signal-caller saw his first playing time, including a start against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Although Love’s in-game experience has been limited, he’s shown flashes of the potential that made him a first-round pick. He, like Rodgers with Brett Favre, had the chance to sit behind an all-time great and watch how the quarterback position is played at the highest level. Love patiently waited for his opportunity to start.
In April, the Packers traded Rodgers to the New York Jets. Green Bay also inked Love to a new deal. The former Aggie signed a contract extension that keeps him tied to the Packers for the next two seasons. The new deal let Green Bay keep Love an additional season without having to pick up the fifth-year option on his rookie contract.
.@jordan3love is dealing right now.
— Kyle Ireland (@kyleireland) September 17, 2023
Now as QB1, the Packers have the chance to see Love as a starter without Rodgers in Green Bay. The opportunity will allow Green Bay to evaluate Love in a greater role before deciding on a longer-term deal.
Prior to the 2023 season, Love had thrown for 606 yards, three touchdowns, and three interceptions with a 60.2 percent completion rate in 10 games played.
Kyle Ireland is a Sports Producer and Locals in the NFL Insider for KSLSports.com. He’s also co-host of the Yards After College Podcast. Follow him on X/Twitter (@kyleireland), Instagram (@kyleirelandksl), and Threads (@kyleirelandksl).
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