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Jordan Love Outplays Packers’ Legend Aaron Rodgers In Playoffs Debut With Dominant Run vs. Cowboys

Published 01/14/2024, 9:53 PM EST

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Following today’s impressive performance, Jordan Love has become the talk of the town in the NFL realm! Surprisingly, Love’s performance today doesn’t resemble that of a starting player. Even according to analysts like Skip Bayless, his performance is no less than Aaron Rodgers’. Moreover, some reports even highlighted that the star quarterback outperformed legendary Aaron Rodgers.

The Cowboys and Packers came forth and gave a memorable performance. Moreover, Jordan stole the limelight with his 46-yard move. Interestingly, as soon as the match was over, there was a flurry of online activity discussing the QB’s dominant stats over Aaron Rodgers.

Did Jordan Love outplay Rodgers?

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Well, the statistics are saying so! Love was in his initial playoff matchup with the Packers, and he played like a show’s topper for the matchup. The QB had an incredible first-half performance, going 13 of 16 for 185 yards and one touchdown. Furthermore, his stats, when compared to Rodgers, are much more surprising. Love has nine games with multiple touchdown passes as a starter. Rodgers, on the other hand, did it just once in his first season as a starter. Another milestone in Jordan’s debut season is that he took the team to the postseason, which is not the case for Rodgers.

The 25-year-old quarterback had an impressive debut season with 4,159 passing yards, matching the record set by Aaron Rodgers. Interestingly, Jordan has more pre-game records than Hall of Famer Rodgers. A-Rod threw for 254.4 passing yards, while Love’s record is 244.6 yards, but the 25-year-old QB also had a higher average of touchdowns per game.

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Love’s score is very similar to that of rising quarterback C.J. Stroud, as their scores stand at 16/21 and 157.2 passer ratings in playoff games, showcasing the intense dedication of this generation’s QBs. Even NFL enthusiasts couldn’t stop comparing these two superstars, as one fan candidly posted on his X account: Per the fan,” Aaron Rodgers scored 45 points in his playoff debut, and Jordan Love still outscored him.”

Jordan’s Love performance surprisingly impresses not only fans but also analyst Skip Bayless, as evidenced by his recent X update.

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Skip Bayless in Love with Jordan!

The Dallas Cowboys die-hard fan Skip Bayless is in awe of Packers’ rising star Jordan Love. In his recent X post, the analyst compared the talented quarterback with NBA legend Michael Jordan. Skip appreciated the Packers’ decision to add Love as A-Rod’s successor. Skip said, “The Packers sure made the right decision to dump Aaron Rodgers for Jordan Love, who has some Jordan in him, as in MJ.”

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However, Jordan couldn’t have performed better without his team. Romeo Doubs grabbed the limelight with his prominent 102-yard move. Moreover, Aaron Jones showed his running prowess in the showdown, contributing to their win. Another notable figure was wide receiver Dontayvion Wicks, who watched the 20-yard pass from Jordan. What are your thoughts on today’s showdown between the Packers and the Cowboys? Feel free to comment below!

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Gargi Sengupta is an NFL beat writer at EssentiallySports. She traverses between the enthralling off-field scenes and the statistically lush on-field coverage. The diversity of her coverage has equipped Gargi to connect with NFL enthusiasts who share a similar zing for the game.
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