Jordan Love on leading Packers to ninth straight win over Bears

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Jordan Love imagined himself leaving Soldier Field victorious on the eve of his first game as the Green Bay Packers’ official QB1.

Love accomplished this with three touchdowns, 245 yards, and a superb performance.

Love’s tenure as head coach of the Green Bay Packers began with a 38-20 thrashing of divisional rival Chicago Bears but wasn’t as close as the final score.

Love expressed “Yesterday was envisioning having a win, getting off the field after a win.”

It was the Packers’ ninth consecutive victory over the Bears and their fifth straight triumph at Soldier Field.

According to NFL Research, Love’s ultimate stat line of the previously mentioned 245 yards, three touchdowns, no interceptions, and a 123.2 rating was superior than how Rodgers and Brett Favre performed in their debut starts against the Bears. Favre failed, completed 1 of 1 passes, and had a 69.0 rating. Rodgers threw for 227, 2/1, and a 105.8 rating while winning.

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With a 10-6 halftime lead, the Packers broke away followed by some in the second half. Love connected with Aaron Jones for a 35-yard touchdown and then Romeo Doubs for his second of the night. Early in the third quarter, the latter made it 31-14. Rookie backup Sean Clifford finished the game at quarterback for the Packers, allowing Love to enjoy his triumphant Sunday.

“We were aware of the nature of the game,” Love explained. “Obviously, it was my first game in this rivalry, so it was fun.” They make a strong team. Naturally, the first and second halves were close, but the third quarter saw us come out on top and dominate completely. It felt satisfying.”

Never take a victory for granted, said Love. “It just feels good to get one.”

Love, 24, won his first NFL game as the starting quarterback and his first game in a legendary but now lopsided rivalry despite intense pressure on him to step into Aaron Rodgers’ shoes.

The performance surely bolstered head coach Matt LaFleur’s faith in his rookie quarterback.

There is a strong sense of support for Jordan Love in that locker room, according to LaFleur. “I think the lads will band together to support him. They are overjoyed for him. They adore and revere him.”

Love took a significant step in the right direction Sunday as he seeks to follow in the footsteps of two all-time greats at quarterback for the Packers.

“Coming in here and having a strong start to the season was obviously the goal,” he said. “I believed we did that during all phases.”

Perhaps it began the night before when Love imagined victory.

“I slept great last night,” Love added.

He’ll probably do it again Sunday night.