The Green Bay Packers face the Kansas City Chiefs in a Week 13 rematch of Super Bowl I. It also marks the first time that quarterback Jordan Love is facing the Chiefs since he had his first NFL start against them on the road back in 2021. More importantly, the Packers are looking to defeat the Chiefs in an effort to take seventh and final spot in the NFC Playoffs. A win would put them there over the Seattle Seahawks.
Of course, there are many reasons why Green Bay is in this position after a woeful four-game losing streak earlier in the season. The defense has been playing [surprisingly] really well despite injuries to Darnell Savage, Rudy Ford, De’Vondre Campbell, Quay Walker, and Jaire Alexander. However, perhaps the most noteworthy reason, or at least the one that gets the most media attention, is the improved play of quarterback Jordan Love.
Love is coming off of on his best games on the season, a spectacular 29-22 win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving that saw him throw for three touchdowns and no interceptions. It was the third time this season that he threw three scores and no picks, something that no other Packers quarterback was able to do in their own first year as the starter.
Love’s performance on Thanksgiving, along with the hype of a primetime matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs, led NFL analyst Mina Kimes to shoutout the Packers’ quarterback earlier this week.
NFL Analyst Mina Kimes Praises Green Bay Packers Quarterback Jordan Love
Earlier this week, Kimes said of Love:
Jordan Love looks like he’s putting it all together.
Talked with @Foxworth24 about his very strong month and some of the other good things happening in GB (pass pro! fun playcalling!)
This week’s pod: https://t.co/LYDKPf1n5M
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) November 29, 2023
“I do want to praise Jordan Love. He was awesome in this game. He’s been missing fewer throws every week. He’s been a little bit more accurate. He’s been better at all the quarterbacking stuff, not leaving yards after the catch on the field. Just a little bit more every week. And then this week — phew — he put it all together. He was sensational on Thanksgiving.
“This was the Packers offense I envisioned before the season when I said Jordan Love is in a great situation because, some of those pockets, you could eat Thanksgiving leftovers out of.”
Love and the Packers’ offense will look to continue their string of strong showings against the Chiefs on Sunday night. Dontayvion Wicks, one of the best wide receivers in man coverage, will be back on the field. Hopefully the run game, which will be missing Aaron Jones again, can help keep the defense honest.