Jordan Love, welcome to playoffs. After losing to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15, the Green Bay Packers defeated the Chicago Bears 17-9 in Sunday's regular-season finale at Lambeau Field, turning a 27% chance into a certainty.
The Packers will play the second-seeded Dallas Cowboys in the wild-card round next weekend as the No. 7 seed. Love led the Packers to a postseason appearance in his debut season as starting quarterback,
something neither Brett Favre nor Aaron Rodgers could do. Favre and Rodgers lead the Packers to the playoffs in Year 2 as starters.
"He's just resilient," noted Packers coach Matt LaFleur. "You can't coach those. You may sit and discuss it until you're blue in the face. However, I respect his ability to stay even, fight through adversity, and lead our squad."
Before this season, the quarterback had only started one NFL game two years prior. It was unclear if Love would remain his team's quarterback next season halfway through the season.
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Which teams can secure NFL playoff positions in Week 18? 14hESPN staff. "I said it back in camp, he's the best quarterback in the league," Packers CB Jaire Alexander said with a cigar in his headband. "And he's been proving it these past few weeks."
With 316 yards and two touchdowns and 84.4% completion (27-of-32) he finished it like a league leader. He had his second-most passing yards and highest completion percentage in his brief career.