Jordan Love vs. Aaron Rodgers playoff stats comparison: Love delivers for Packers in postseason debut

One of the biggest storylines heading into the Packers’ 48-32 wild-card win over the Cowboys was the sheer strength of the Dallas offense. But the Green Bay offense led the way Sunday.

The Packers walked into the locker room at halftime with a 27-7 lead over the Cowboys, led by former Utah State quarterback Jordan Love in his first year as the starter for Green Bay.

Here’s what you need to know about Love’s performance in his first career NFL playoff game, including how it compared to the playoff debut of previous Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers:

Jordan Love playoff debut stats

Love, who was selected by the Packers in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft, has taken off in his first season as the starter. He has proved a more than adequate replacement for Rodgers, who departed Green Bay in free agency after the 2022 season.

Love’s success continued into the postseason. The 25-year-old quarterback was money in Sunday’s win against Dallas, completing 16 of his 21 passing attempts for 272 yards and three touchdowns.

Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott had better numbers in several categories, completing 41 of his 60 passing attempts for 403 yards and three touchdowns. But Prescott also threw two interceptions, which hampered his team in the upset loss.

Love, meanwhile, finished with close to a perfect passer rating of 157.2 in his postseason debut.

Aaron Rodgers playoff debut stats

Rodgers, 40, made his first playoff start back in the 2009 season, when he was a part of a Packers effort that ended in a 51-45 wild-card loss to the Cardinals.

Rodgers completed 28 of 42 passing attempts for 423 yards in the road game, and he finished with four touchdowns and one interception. Rodgers put up 45 points in his playoff debut, which at the time stood as the most by a quarterback in his playoff debut in the Super Bowl era. Since then, Love and Baker Mayfield have surpassed that total, with 48 each in their own debuts.

In Rodgers’ postseason career, he holds a career passer rating of 100.1 with 5,894 yards, 45 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 22 games. He led the Packers to the Super Bowl in the 2010 season, his second as the starting quarterback.


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