The Green Bay Packers’ Jordan Love Falls Short in First Career Start
The Green Bay Packers were on the verge of a 2-0 start to the season, but quarterback Jordan Love fell short in his first career start as he couldn’t lead the team to a late-game comeback against the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, September 17.
Despite the loss, Love played a solid game, completing 14-of-25 passes for 151 yards and throwing three touchdowns. However, the young offense couldn’t deliver on their final drive to regain the lead.
The Packers started the drive at their own 25-yard line with 57 seconds remaining. Unfortunately, Love couldn’t connect on crucial passes, ultimately ending the drive unsuccessfully. Love acknowledged the offense’s mistakes, specifically mentioning missed throws to Romeo Doubs and Jayden Reed.
Mistakes Defined Packers’ Late-Game Performance Against Falcons
The young Packers offense made critical errors in their late-game performance against the Falcons. One key mistake came on a fourth-down scenario where Love was called for a false start, denying the team a chance to convert. Love took responsibility for the miscue, admitting that he gave the wrong live word during the play.
Packers Produce Solid Effort Without Aaron Jones, Christian Watson
The absence of running back Aaron Jones and wide receiver Christian Watson seemed to impact the Packers’ offense. Jones missed the game due to a hamstring injury, while Watson was out due to a preseason hamstring issue. Nevertheless, Love praised the performance of his teammates who stepped up in their absence.
Jayden Reed had an impressive game, recording four catches for 37 yards and two touchdowns. Rookie Dontayvion Wicks also contributed with two receptions for 40 yards and his first NFL touchdown. Running back A.J. Dillon bounced back from a lackluster Week 1 performance, rushing for 55 yards on 15 carries.
Although the Packers came up short, Love remains optimistic and believes in the “next man up” mentality even in challenging circumstances.
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Max Dible covers the Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings, Chicago Bears, Cleveland Browns, and Golden State Warriors for Heavy.com. He has extensive experience in reporting on local and statewide news as a journalist for West Hawaii Today and has served as a news director for BigIslandNow.com and Pacific Media Group’s family of Big Island radio stations. Max is passionate about providing comprehensive coverage and analysis for sports fans.
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