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Jordan Love Matches C.J. Stroud, Almost Joins Peyton Manning and Terry Bradshaw While Making NFL History

Published 01/14/2024, 9:37 PM EST

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Yesterday, it was CJ Stroud against the Cleveland Browns. Tonight, it was Jordan Love against the Dallas Cowboys. In case you’re wondering what these names have in common, they both are rookies and they both took their teams to a playoff victory and etched their names in the NFL history. Tonight is all about Jordan Love, though, who humiliated the Dallas Cowboys and did it with finesse.

Jordan Love came out just short of a perfect passer rating, along with CJ Stroud. The rookies have now seated themselves with the likes of Peyton Manning and Terry Bradshaw, who had perfect stats in their time. In the wake of this game, Jordan Love is due for a massive pay rise and a run for the Lombardi Trophy.

Jordan Love will go down in the history books for this

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It was Jordan Love’s first playoff game, and it couldn’t have gone any better for the rookie QB. He came out with a final passer rating of 157.2 per ESPN and has joined the ranks of CJ stroud as of yesterday’s game. Love came out with 16 of his 21 passes over 272 yards. The QB’s 13 yards per attempt is highest of any Packers QB in a playoffs game. But that’s not all.

Only 3 players, Peyton Manning (158.3 in 2003), Terry Bradshaw (158.3 in 1976) and Josh Allen (157.6 in 2021) rank above these rookies. CJ Stroud and Jordan Love’s games have been quite similar in terms of stats. A tweet from the NFL gives a better comparison between both QBs. As Love as 16/21 for 272 yards, 3TD’s and a rating of 157.2 today, Stroud put up an identical number yesterday with the only difference being the Texans QB passing for 274 yards.

Neither of these rookie QBs were intercepted even once in the game. It’s a remarkable feat to achieve for such young talents. After this game concluded, the Packers became the only 7 seed team in the NFL to ever win a playoff game.

The story is quite the opposite for the Dallas Cowboys. Amidst an embarrassing loss, Mike McCarthy’s job might be on the line and his spot might go to Bill Belichick. However, time will tell whether the Dallas team decides to make any coaching changes. For now, we can just rejoice with the Packers.

Love hitting the Cowboys with 3 major blows

While the whole Packers team had an equal contribution towards the win, Love was responsible for 3 touchdowns. His first one came in the 2nd quarter with a 20-yard pass to Dontayvion Wicks. The second one came in the 3rd quarter with a 38-yard pass to Luke Musgrave and the last TD from Love came in the 4th quarter with a 3-yard pass to Romeo Doubs.

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Now the Packers are on the road once again and will be going against the San Francisco 49ers. The San Fran team is set to host them in an NFC divisional round.

READ MORE- Packers’ Jordan Love Earns $500,000 Playoff Boost Post Cowboys’ Humiliation

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The official details of the game are yet to be decided, but the game will be a road game for the Packers. The last time these teams met was at a NFC Divisional round in 2021.

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