Love ties career high with 3 TD passes, leads Packers to 29-22 win over NFC North-leading Lions

by Ryan Lee
Green Bay Packers victory

Jordan Love matched his personal best with three touchdown passes, guiding the Green Bay Packers to a 29-22 victory against the NFC North leaders, the Detroit Lions, in Thursday’s game.

Starting strong with a 53-yard throw to Christian Watson right off the bat, Love was a key factor in the Packers’ win, lifting their record to 5-6. The Packers capitalized on Detroit quarterback Jared Goff’s worst performance with three fumbles, including one that Green Bay returned for a touchdown in the opening quarter. Detroit’s head coach, Dan Campbell, took bold risks on fourth down, but they mostly backfired.

The Lions, holding an 8-3 record, attempted to convert on fourth down five times but succeeded only once during their final scoring drive. A notable gamble was their failed fake punt attempt in the third quarter, trailing by nine points.

Love’s 16-yard touchdown pass to Watson, following the botched fake punt, put the Packers ahead 29-14.

Goff narrowed the gap to a seven-point deficit with a 12-yard touchdown pass to Josh Reynolds and a 2-point conversion to Sam LaPorta, but the Lions couldn’t bridge the gap further. This struggle came just four days after their remarkable comeback against Chicago.

Detroit’s efforts ended in frustration, marked by a penalty for illegal formation on an attempted onside kick, capping off a disappointing day that began poorly for them.

Love completed 22 of 32 passes, throwing for 268 yards and three touchdowns, including a 37-yard dash on a quarterback-designed run late in the fourth quarter, securing the victory for Green Bay.

Rashan Gary’s stellar defense included a personal best of two forced fumbles and recovering one, along with matching his career-high three sacks against Goff.

Goff, on the other hand, completed 29 of 44 passes for 332 yards, delivering two touchdowns, one of which was a 7-yard pass to LaPorta during Detroit’s initial drive.

Injury Report:

Inactive for the Packers were RB Aaron Jones, CB Jaire Alexander, LB De’Vondre Campbell, S Rudy Ford, Dontayvion Wicks, and TE Josiah Deguara.

For the Lions, Guard Jonah Jackson was sidelined due to a wrist injury.

Upcoming Games:

The Packers will host the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, December 3rd.

The Lions will face off against New Orleans on the same day.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Green Bay Packers victory

Who led the Green Bay Packers to a 29-22 victory over the Detroit Lions?

Jordan Love led the Green Bay Packers to a 29-22 victory over the Detroit Lions, tying his career-high with three touchdown passes.

What was the standout play from Jordan Love in the game?

Jordan Love’s standout play was a 53-yard pass to Christian Watson on the first snap, setting the tone for the Packers’ victory.

How did the Detroit Lions’ fourth-down decisions impact the game?

The Lions’ aggressive fourth-down strategy backfired, with only one successful conversion out of five attempts, negatively impacting their game performance.

What was Jared Goff’s performance like in this game?

Jared Goff struggled, marked by a career-high three fumbles and two touchdowns, contributing to the Detroit Lions’ loss against the Packers.

What were the key defensive plays for the Green Bay Packers?

Key defensive plays for the Packers included Rashan Gary forcing two fumbles and achieving three sacks, along with a returned fumble for a touchdown in the first quarter.

What injuries impacted both teams in this game?

Key injuries for the Packers included Aaron Jones, Jaire Alexander, and De’Vondre Campbell, among others. For the Lions, Guard Jonah Jackson was out due to a wrist injury.

What are the next games for the Packers and the Lions?

The Packers will host the Kansas City Chiefs, while the Lions will play against New Orleans, both on December 3rd.

More about Green Bay Packers victory

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  • Player Stats and Game Analysis
  • In-Depth Review of the Packers vs. Lions Game

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SportsJunkie November 23, 2023 - 9:58 pm

injuries seem to be a big factor this season, hope Jones and Alexander get back soon for the packers.

MikeFan45 November 24, 2023 - 3:45 am

wow, Love really showed up this game, those 3 TD’s were amazing! packers looking good this season.

GreenAndGold November 24, 2023 - 3:47 am

Rashan Gary is a beast! those sacks and fumbles, he’s on fire this year.

LionsPride November 24, 2023 - 10:17 am

ugh, another tough loss. Why do we keep messing up on 4th down? it’s so frustrating!!

CheeseheadChampion November 24, 2023 - 10:33 am

What a game! Love stepping up when we needed him, and that 53-yard pass, just wow.

DetroitDude November 24, 2023 - 1:30 pm

Goff really needs to get his act together, 3 fumbles is just unacceptable man…


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