Jordan Love Shows He Is ‘The Guy’ as the Packers Re-Enter the Playoff Race

Love took a giant step towards proving he is the long-term answer at quarterback on Thanksgiving.

This was the game Packers fans had been waiting for all season.

On Thanksgiving, in front of the entire country, Jordan Love had his coming out party, showing the decision makers at 1265 Lombardi Avenue he is Green Bay’s quarterback of the future.

It had been coming, Love’s performances over the last month had steadily improved, with the fourth year QB arguably having a new ‘best game’ of the season as every week passed. But this was different.

In each of the previous three games, there were plenty of encouraging signs from Love, but it was a similar product to what he had produced all season, with some ‘wow’ throws and some head-scratching ones.

This time out, he played near enough a perfect game, dicing up the Lions defense on the way to a 29-22 victory for the undermanned Packers. With no Aaron Jones and therefore no consistent running game to lean on, Love put the team on his back.

In three of the last four games, Love has posted passer ratings of 108.5, 115.5, and against Detroit, a career high mark of 125.5. He has thrown eight touchdowns and just one interception of consequence in the last month.

This has been achieved with star left tackle David Bakhtiari sidelined, no potent running attack to draw the defense’s attention, and a collection of first-and second-year pass catchers to throw to.

Love’s stats in his first 11 games as a starter now eerily mirror that of Aaron Rodgers. Both passers had exactly 2,599 yards and 21 touchdowns, with Love throwing one more pick.

Of course, he will have to continue to stack performances like Thursdays in order to convince Brian Gutekunst to sign him to a contract beyond 2025, but all the signs are pointing towards Love being a signal caller the Packers can win with for years to come.

That makes the long-term prospects of the Packers seem bright, but what does it mean for the short term?

After somewhat unexpected victories over the Chargers and Lions, and a soft schedule down the stretch, the Packers are very much alive in the playoff race.

Sitting at 5-6, Green Bay is just one game out of a playoff spot. After a matchup with the Chiefs next week, they will face the Giants, Buccaneers, Panthers, Vikings and Bears to finish the regular season.

Minnesota and Seattle are the teams Green Bay is most likely to overtake and make the postseason. The Vikings still have to play the Lions twice, as well as the Bengals. The Seahawks face the Cowboys, 49ers, and Eagles in their next three.

Even winning four out of the next six might be enough for the Packers to sneak into the playoffs, which is certainly feasible.

No one will confuse Green Bay for Super Bowl contenders in 2023, but making the postseason with this team would be arguably Matt LaFleur’s greatest achievement in the NFL so far, and another huge step towards Love proving he is the answer at quarterback.

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Mark Oldacres is a sports writer from Birmingham, England and a Green Bay Packers fan. You can follow him on twitter at @MarkOldacres

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Vachio's picture

November 24, 2023 at 11:35 am

I'm happy to say I was wrong about the Lions game. I thought for sure we were going to get pasted even if Love played lights out. The scary thing about Love's performance is that he was a couple of slightly off throws away from a ridiculous monster game instead of a merely awesome one. My hope for this season was that Love would be at least as good as 2022 Rodgers and it looks like he'll far exceed that. Also loved seeing Kraft coming alive these last couple of weeks. He and Musgrave could become a lethal combo. Along with the young WR corps coming into their own...much excite.

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Tundraboy's picture

November 24, 2023 at 01:20 pm

After all the drama and soap opera of the last few years our day has come. Enjoy it everyone.

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

November 24, 2023 at 07:42 pm

It’s been nothing but drama this year. Fire La Fleur. Watson is a wasted puck. Fire Joe Barry. Love was a wasted pick. This game will hold off the drama until the next loss.

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murf7777's picture

November 25, 2023 at 04:39 am

Very true, but that’s most every year. Many Fans and media for that matter want instant gratification or every play is scrutinized. Of course Love isn’t going to throw every pass perfectly, Gary isn’t going to get a sack every game, MLF isn’t going to make every call just right, Gutey’s drafting isn’t going to hit on every pick…….we’ll you get my point. Nobody is perfect and if you scrutinize any player in the NFL you will find similar situations. I’m sure if you went onto SF fan base site and listened to the criticism after during their 3 game losing streak we would find similar comments. Of course, than the worse ones are the folks who think they know it all and should be the HC, Coordinators and GM all wrapped up in one….ok my ranting is over:)

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Coldworld's picture

November 25, 2023 at 09:01 am

Still need to fire LaFleur and his coaches. Nothing about the Lions game changes the long term deficiencies. What we are seeing is that the youth is flashing talent.

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jannes bjornson's picture

November 25, 2023 at 06:21 pm

The two-point conversion play design and call defined his capriciousness. WTF?

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WestCoastPackerBacker's picture

November 26, 2023 at 10:41 am

He’s not getting fired as long as they continue to show growth and they are doing that.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 11:18 am

Nobody meaningful is getting fired as long as MM has a say in football operations. Maybe JB is the lone exception? Lots of other coaching staff needs to go.

Brian Flores is doing things our defense could do, would succeed at, and it would be a big improvement. It's very easy to understand. The holes it leaves are nowhere near as much of a problem as what JB sticks with.

I haven't had a chance to analyze what Vic Fangio is doing with Miami, but he's that franchise's most successful so far. These two weren't the only big names available this past off-season.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

November 24, 2023 at 11:47 am

Amazing all of a sudden Packer Nation and Sports Media are stumbling over themselves muttering...hey, what about that Jordan Love when mere weeks ago he was a bum! Gutey didn't know shit and should get fired!

Hmmmm...and now after 11 games we are talking about playoffs. Sorry but I'm loving this! Loving Jordan Love, the development of the young team, and all the Jordan Love naysayers having to try wiping egg off their faces. Just wish somehow CCTV could go back thru the archives and post on each posters profile those who were so adamant against Jordan.

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Minniman's picture

November 24, 2023 at 01:29 pm

"Hmmmm...and now after 11 games we are talking about playoffs. "

Cue in Jim Mora! :)

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MainePackFan's picture

November 24, 2023 at 07:02 pm

Cue in 2022. We were having the same conversations last year regarding the playoffs. We sucked last year, Rodgers was a bum, the Packers should play Love to see what we had. Then the Packers reel off a few wins and the script flips, only to have the Lions rain on our parade.

That's why I so enjoyed this victory on Thanksgiving Day. Revenge is sweet. That being said, we should probably slow our roll and just enjoy the ride.....but we won't : )

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 11:28 am

I still would have liked to have seen JL10 play last year to give AR12 a chance to heal. Might have had a better chance to win the last game.

I believe in using depth. That includes #31 Wilson while #33 is out, Rhyan while JRJ is injured, somebody to relieve Tom instead of risking him getting hurt worse, etc.

Playoffs? If GB makes it they most likely face SF. I'm much more interested in seeing continued progress as a team and individual development. Both might be very difficult to cipher against KC, but there's only one other good team on the schedule. Yes I said it, the Viqueens are a good team this year. Hopefully GB finishes with a winning record in the division this season, which means winning both remaining divisional games. 10-7 is possible, but they'd have to consistently play at least as good as they have been.

GPG!

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

November 28, 2023 at 12:17 pm

Just now seeing this Maine and 100% in agreement!

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HawkPacker's picture

November 24, 2023 at 03:21 pm

Knock, it is so exciting to watch the growth of Love and for the most part his WR's and TE's. I was always so hopeful he would be our answer and it is very possible that he is 'the man'.

If he is our qb of the future, it will make getting the rest of the players on both O and D so much easier if we do not have to find that quarterback. Just look at the late 60's, 70's and 80's and how hard it was to get THAT quarterback.

So happy for Jordan as well as all the packer fans!

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NickPerry's picture

November 26, 2023 at 05:40 am

Hey, I'll admit, I was one of THOSE fans.

IF Jordan Love continues on the path he has he last 4 weeks I'll GLADLY shout from the mountain tops I was wrong.

I'll even back off on MLF...A Little. But Joe Barry sucks, has always sucked, and will continue to suck!

Sorry, that's what fans do. Many of us are FANATICS!

Great post Knock...

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cdoemel's picture

November 26, 2023 at 05:33 pm

No! You’re wrong! Bashing their team, HC and GM is not fanatical! It’s negative and whiny and know-it-all and embarrassing for you, whether you know it or not.

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hesoder's picture

November 24, 2023 at 11:48 am

Imagine what 2023 would like if they run the ball just a little bit.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

November 24, 2023 at 11:52 am

And all the WR's and TE's knowing their routes and timing from day 1. Two or three OL with a RB with the Packers 5 picks in top 100 would go a long way rectifying having a strong running game. Packers are going to be so freaking tough in 2024!

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HawkPacker's picture

November 24, 2023 at 03:22 pm

With those picks, I am hoping for the last half of the 2024 season and beyond. It will take some time for them to grow.

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MainePackFan's picture

November 24, 2023 at 07:13 pm

"And all the WR's and TE's knowing their routes and timing from day 1."

Knock, part of the excitement we have right now is that they didn't. For me, the best part of this team is that injuries have given opportunities to young hungry kids that know they have a chance to prove that they belong in the NFL cashing checks for many years.

I am looking forward to the new generation of leaders that come out of this incredibly young team for the rest of this year, but especially in 2024.

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KnockTheSnotOutOfYou's picture

November 25, 2023 at 10:58 am

I'm with you Maine! Hope you are doing well!

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MainePackFan's picture

November 25, 2023 at 07:17 pm

You as well my friend. Hadn't seen you in here as much. Glad to see you are still Carrying the G : )

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 11:31 am

Need an O line that can run block before you have a running game. This was priority #1 for JL10's development. The failure is in coaching. O line coach Butkus should be the first one out the door. Stenovitch was at least good in that role.

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LambeauPlain's picture

November 24, 2023 at 12:30 pm

Such crazy parallel paths for both Love and Rodgers.

Both became starters in their 4th season, following a sure fire HOF QB.

Both started on Offense as their Defense was not complimentary...both D's were bend and break units. I believe 5 or 6 losses in 2008 were by a late score given up by the D. So far, 4 of the Packer losses were by 4 points or less surrendered late in the 4th.

Through 11 games in year one starting both Love and Rodgers threw for 2599 yards. Both also had 21 TD passes so far too?

Crazy business.

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Packers0808's picture

November 24, 2023 at 01:06 pm

Eerily similar to the Lincoln-Kennedy similarities!

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Rhambo53's picture

November 24, 2023 at 07:54 pm

Love has 19 TDs and 10 INTs through the first 11 games and Rodgers had 17 Tds and 9 INTs. Both had 5-6 records but the 2008 Packers lost their next 4 games and finished 6-10.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 11:36 am

I don't think GB is losing all but one game the rest of the season. Here's to them at least retaining their progress so far! Hopefully continuing to improve 🍻

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Bure9620's picture

November 24, 2023 at 12:42 pm

This may be premature or hot takey for some but Love is the guy. I would not be surprised to see an extension happen before the end of the season. These last 4 weeks, Love has been a top 10 QB. He put this young team on his back yesterday with no running game, no Musgrave, No Wicks, he delivered. Right now Love is the Second best QB in the NFC. I don't think that is hyperbolic.

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HawkPacker's picture

November 24, 2023 at 03:24 pm

Bure, I so hope you are right. You can bet that if they do extend him, they believe it and that would be such a good sign.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 11:52 am

Bure,

I see no reason or need to rush this, JL10 is under contract next year. I've believed in him since seeing him in TC, and was not upset with him personally during the 4 game losing streak, unlike so many who were trashing him.

Before this team can consistently win, he has GOT TO make the easy layups, and reliably. I'm sure he's capable of it, and don't know why he hasn't. Maybe he made a little progress at that against the Lions?

He learned to throw the ball away against Pittsburgh, and seems to be retaining that. His pocket presence and elusiveness may have improved against Detroit? I'd rather see the O line improve so he doesn't have to do that. He DOES make unnecessary foot movement in the pocket and that hurts his consistency, but it's minor and improving.

He's always slid to avoid contact well. That designed run play was BRILLIANT! He needs to run off-schedule more decisively, as another way to avoid the sack. Unfortunately he'll probably get the chance to practice that against KC.

He needs to stop trying to thread needles from a mile away. Even when his deep target is actually OPEN, there's room for improvement. I think that's getting on the same page moreso than inability to put the ball where he wants to. Beginning at 12 minutes left to go against Detroit MLF abandoned the scheme that was working, first by taking deep shots and then by running straight up the middle into a brick wall 3x in a row.

And yet JL DID connect on some deep throws! There was a lot of room for improvement even with all the things he did well, and that's the most exciting part of this! If he continues to progress, signing him mid-season next year could make sense.

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Bure9620's picture

November 27, 2023 at 10:42 pm

If his level if play continues, there is a zero percent chance his agent allows Love to play on a one year deal.... The extension last offseason was a team friendly extension where the Packers avoided the 5th year option. That deal was done to see if he is the guy. He has to be extended, there is no way around it.

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GVPacker's picture

November 24, 2023 at 01:39 pm

Didn't think the Packers had any chance of winning this game but I'm sure pleased I WAS DEAD WRONG!!!!.
The Packers played 60 minutes of great football ! I'm really happy for Jordan Love and the show he and his teammates gave on a Nationally Televised game!
ThanksGiving Is so much more enjoyable when the Packers Win!!!!!!!!

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Swisch's picture

November 24, 2023 at 02:53 pm

The teams of the NFL tend to bunch up at around the .500 mark, and on any given Sunday even the poorer teams can beat the better teams.
It seems most of the games tend to go down to the last minute.
With the margins in the NFL being so slight, there's a lot of drama as to which teams in the bunch will separate themselves above the rest.
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Whether the Packers win four or more games going down the stretch of this regular season depends on them putting forth physical energy and mental effort in every game all the way to the very end -- and this will depend, in large part, on how well they enjoy playing together as teammates and boost each other along the way.
The amazing upset of the Lions was a great sign that this could happen, and maybe we surge over the next six games and seize a spot in the playoffs as a pleasant surprise.
If the players go all out, it should be a fun ride.

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dobber's picture

November 25, 2023 at 06:17 am

"The teams of the NFL tend to bunch up at around the .500 mark, and on any given Sunday even the poorer teams can beat the better teams."

Yup...that pretty much sums it up.
You need to be pretty bad to win fewer than seven, and pretty good to win more than 11.

I think the encouraging part was that the Packers went on the road and punched a team that beat them up pretty well a few weeks go right square in the mouth. I actually think the Packers showed better in the Bears' game, but this game speaks volumes toward giving a young team confidence. Just about every year, a team finishes on a run and carries that over into the next season...could this be that team?

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Lphill's picture

November 24, 2023 at 03:04 pm

What happened yesterday was the Packers played the way we expected them to before the season started, poor coaching not lack of talent is the problem on both sides of the ball .

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The_Baloney_Stops_Here's picture

November 24, 2023 at 08:04 pm

Cant even blame the coaching imo. There's no magical gameplan to circumvent injuries and inexperience. The answer was patience.

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Tundraboy's picture

November 24, 2023 at 08:43 pm

The answer is somewhere in between, but the coaching is not out of the woods. There is talent here and maybe more we have yet to find out about.

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Vanghuisher's picture

November 24, 2023 at 03:05 pm

Great game by Love. I just have one concern. He hast to get better on the deep ball. He had Watson open, and the 3 yard line l headed toward the right pylon late in the game and he threw the ball short. If you would’ve connected that would’ve sealed the game. His deep ball has to get better. For one it will help the run game because defenders will be less willing to cheat up towards the line for run support. Second he helps the receivers because knowing once they get by their defender, he can deliver the deep ball will loosen up the coverage. What I mean is if you know someone can only throw let’s say 40 yards I am not I going to worry about a receiver beating me at 50 yards. My coverage area just got smaller and more manageable. I know he has a strong arm. The throw he made to Watson in the Philly game last year was incredible so three must something off in his mechanics this year. Green Bay has a real legitimate shot to make the playoffs.

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The_Baloney_Stops_Here's picture

November 24, 2023 at 08:06 pm

Not worried about it. Justin Fields throws a great deep ball and still sucks. Love just has to get a better feel for it which will come with time.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 12:07 pm

His deep ball is affected by unnecessary foot movement. That's caused by pressure. That's on our O line.

JL's personal improvement on this is, IMHO, mostly on him to get on the same page with all his widely different receivers. This is one reason I was hoping to see all 4 guys with 4.3x speed at least make the roster, and maybe even do well enough to start. #9 is SO much faster than his other targets it's difficult to learn how any of them move.

I saw #11 clearly distinguish himself as #1, with Musgrave and Wicks as #2 / 3 just depending on who's open. Reducing the number of different receivers JL throws to might increase the completion % by a lot? So then Musgrave is out for at least 3 more games. Hopefully Tucker Kraft can fill that void, but that too will be an adjustment. Hopefully Wicks comes back 100%, maybe even for the KC game?

Yes, #9 and 18 can still be targeted, but not looked to first. Although maybe 9 & 10 are over their hurdle and will connect consistently now? While I'd love to see it, he hasn't hit him in stride yet this season. I'd rather see him get consistent with high probability plays first, and then branch out from there.

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Grandfathered's picture

November 27, 2023 at 05:53 pm

The O'Sullivan QB School on Youtube is pretty interesting. He talks about Love's mechanics and foot placement. Here is his recent show from the Lions game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvZXXqgFCO4[

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Packer_Fan's picture

November 24, 2023 at 07:15 pm

The whole team played well and produced a victory. Love missed a few throws in the fourth quarter that if Detroit had converted a few more fourth downs, the game could have been different.

Love has improved in the last four games. He has a way to go. I like that he has started using his check downs more. And the accuracy is getting better. But some of the long throws are short because he is a bit late throwing the pass.

But Love is progressing and creating a future for him in Green Bay. Good for him and the franchise.

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Starrbrite's picture

November 24, 2023 at 07:28 pm

The teams looks to have found some energy and confidence. With the Chiefs stumbling a little, and if Jordan plays like he did Thursday, I believe we can win.
I am a little nervous however that Love couldn’t out score Ridder, Pickett, and Garoppolo.
If we get healthy, I certainly believe we can make the playoffs.
Go Packers!!!

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 12:12 pm

Against KC, I'll be happy if there's just effort and it's not a slaughter. If they can retain and display any of their progress so far, that will require real mental toughness. If they can carry that through to the rest of the season, 10-7 is possible.

GPG!

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Since'61's picture

November 24, 2023 at 08:46 pm

I've said from the beginning, no expectations just enjoy the journey. This is the part of the journey to enjoy.

It looks like the game is slowing down for Love. This is the critical element is his development as an NFL QB. If he can continue to stack success for the rest of the season he will be in great shape for becoming the next Packers long time QB. I would really enjoy watching the Packers play the Chiefs with their entire offense healthy. I don't know if Jones or Musgrave will be ready for the Chiefs game but Wicks at least should be back.

If the entire offense is not ready for the Chiefs game maybe they'll all be back for a December playoff run. That would be great to watch. For now savor this win and enjoy the mini-bye. Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since '61

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Starrbrite's picture

November 24, 2023 at 09:14 pm

Great post ‘61.

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Tundraboy's picture

November 25, 2023 at 12:42 am

Indeed!

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Since'61's picture

November 25, 2023 at 12:47 pm

Thanks Starrbrite, Since '61

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dobber's picture

November 25, 2023 at 06:11 am

This is a pretty even-handed take, '61.

Six games to go and they could win 5 or 6...they could lose 5 or 6. We've had a couple pretty high highs (Saints, Lions) in this one only to see them struggle mightily in between. Immediate gratification in 2023 would be great, but it's still all about the longer game with this group.

If I had to bet, based on the mistakes we've seen, injuries, and ups-and-downs on both sides of the ball, I'd be guessing 2-4 or 3-3 down the stretch. It could be 4-2...that gets them to 9-8 and a legit shot at sneaking into a WC. But in the end, it's all about 2024 and beyond.

Hey, at least the Jets keep losing.

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Since'61's picture

November 25, 2023 at 12:50 pm

Agree Dobber. I'm just taking this one game at a time. Hopefully after these 2 latest wins the Packers will play with more confidence and that alone can make a difference in mitigating mistakes and inconsistencies.
Go Pack Go! Thanks, Since '61

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 12:18 pm

Fewer penalties and drops would really be good ...

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 12:16 pm

Musgrave will miss at least 3 more games. Hopefully Tucker Kraft can fill that void. It's huge that Reed didn't miss the Lions game! Hopefully Wicks is back and 100% against the Chiefs.

#33 would of course be huge. If he's out, #27 just isn't much of a contrast to 28. Being one dimensional against KC is ... not a good thing.

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Bearmeat's picture

November 25, 2023 at 06:42 am

HELL. YEAH.

I’ve been calling for 12 to be replaced going back to 2015. And with the exception of the unreal end of 2016 and 2020, the drama and hero-style play the team followed with him had a predictable ending. And even in those 2020, you could feasibly blame ARod for choking when it mattered.

Those on “Team Love” have taken pot shots from all sides (admittedly not as much here as basically anywhere else). And now. The old QB is hurt (shocking) and we have an extra 2nd and are rid of him, and his overpriced and not good buddies.

AND. LOVE. IS. THAT. DUDE.

Green Bay is going to be set for a decade. All hail Gutekunst!

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 12:31 pm

I'm not ready to anoint JL10 as "that dude" for a decade. I can hope for that. I've said all along don't try to upgrade QB in the next draft, and that's only become more convincing.

The conditions have been basically impossible for him to develop in: O line = no run game, injuries to key targets, and excessive drops. That JL10 is clawing out some visible progress anyway? This shows HEART, which is something that just can't be taught. Of all the position coaches, he probably has the best one currently on the staff. The areas in need of improvement are getting whittled down ...

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Packerpasty's picture

November 28, 2023 at 08:26 pm

wow...thats great!! Are you related to Cory?

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SinceLombardi's picture

November 25, 2023 at 07:40 am

Love played great, protection was very very good. But Justin Fields had a pretty good day against the Lions last week too. I think Love will be fine, but the rush to judgement ( good or bad) is foolish. Finish the season, and we will have a pretty good indication of what the Packers have at QB

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NFLfan's picture

November 25, 2023 at 11:04 am

I think fans need to give Jordan some space to continue to grow. Please resist over-reacting while he finds his footing. (or doesn't)
We have all season.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 12:33 pm

Even re-signing JL10 mid-season next season is early! It might prove to be a good idea if he continues to improve, but no need to rush things before then.

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vin0770's picture

November 25, 2023 at 05:46 pm

Consistency = stacking success. Let’s just chill for a while and see what the next game brings, one at a time please.

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stockholder's picture

November 25, 2023 at 07:05 pm

Reservations must be restrained.
KC is coming to GB.
This is the test and evaluation!

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cdoemel's picture

November 26, 2023 at 05:42 pm

That made no sense. “Reservations must be restrained”. The two words have a similar meaning. So are you saying we can just go crazy and celebrate like we won the Super Bowl? Stop restraining our reservations?

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 12:34 pm

Consider his writing like a crossword puzzle, it usually goes better that way.

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TxFred's picture

November 26, 2023 at 11:43 am

Now, if everyone pulled their weight. Think, what the difference might be.
For example. Wr's executing correct routes & holding to balls. All those missedconversation.

O Line making holes!! Missed 3rd down converstion? Moving the chains.

O Line actual pocket blocking, long enough to complete passes. Again, moving the chains & ball control.

The little things, basic blocking & tackling means much. All would help JL & team winning.

JL is doing his job, others need to step up!!

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joejetson's picture

November 26, 2023 at 03:57 pm

I hope LeFleur keeps taking the ball on the opening kickoff. The early pass to Watson jump started the offense and set the tone for the whole game. The young guys need to know the coach has confidence in them so they don't play scared and nervous.

The confidence seemed to transfer over to the defense as well, despite giving up the Lion's first TD. They played hard and aggressive and tackled much better. They kept after Goff and finally got the big turnovers.

Worry about the 2nd half kickoff later. Get some early points first.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 12:37 pm

I'm not sure that electing to receive on every won coin toss is a good strategy? I'd much rather see the pass rush continue like that! And part of that is calling at least 3 down linemen instead of always 2. That was HUGE.

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cdoemel's picture

November 26, 2023 at 05:44 pm

Lots of regular naysayers missing. I hope they all stay away forever.

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SicSemperTyrannis's picture

November 27, 2023 at 12:38 pm

They can learn what it means to be a fan.

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