The Green Bay Packers are a team on the rise. Now 6-6 after their improbable yet convincing 27-19 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night, they are the current holders of the seventh and final NFL Playoffs spot in the NFC. For a team that was, at one point, 2-5, this is an exciting development.
Of course, there are a great many factors as to why the Packers have gotten to this point. Joe Barry‘s defense is the ninth-overall scoring defense in the NFL. Head coach Matt LaFleur has improved his game/clock management and play-calling. But most noticeably, Jordan Love and his incredibly young group of pass catchers have made incredible strides and improvements as the season has progressed.
Along with Love taking over at quarterback after 30 consecutive years of Hall of Fame quarterback play from Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, one of the biggest storylines surrounding this team is the fact that they have the youngest wide receiver group in NFL history. The thought, according to Brian Gutekunst, was that Love and his receivers would be able to grow and improve together.
And they have. While it has only been 12 games into a 17-game season, there is no denying the talent and excitement that Love and the offense provide. Even national media personalities are beginning to admit they were wrong about Love.
Green Bay Packers Quarterback Jordan Love Has Joined Elite Company Through 13 Career Games
While it may be surprising to some, given the fact that Green Bay did struggle for a big portion of the season, Jordan Love is tied for the NFL lead in games with three touchdown passes and zero interceptions. He has four such games, as does San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy. NFL MVP-favorite Dak Prescott has three such games.
What is incredible about Love’s placement on the list is that he has made just 13 career starts: 12 this season and one back in 2021. According to NFL Gameday, he is just the fifth quarterback in the history of the NFL to have four games of three or more touchdowns and no interceptions in his first 13 NFL starts:
Jordan Love is in some pretty good company 😏 pic.twitter.com/PLMDaLvz2L
— NFL GameDay (@NFLGameDay) December 4, 2023
Interestingly, each of the other quarterbacks on this list won at least one Super Bowl, though Wade Wilson’s came as a backup to Troy Aikman on the Dallas Cowboys.
Also interestingly, Love now has more games with three touchdowns and zero interceptions that Rodgers and Favre had combined in their first years as starters.
Did the Packers really do it again?