GREEN BAY, Wis. – The Green Bay Packers stormed into the playoffs by winning three consecutive games..

    1. The Cowboys finished 12-5, including 8-0 at home. They finished first in scoring, including 37.4 points in home games. They’ve got an MVP candidate at quarterback with Dak Prescott, the NFL’s leading receiver in CeeDee Lamb game-wrecking defender in Micah Parsons…

Love was unflappable after Rodgers was traded. He was calm for his debut game at Chicago. He kept his cool when the Packers lost four consecutive games early in the season and two in a row in December. He was a stone-cold assassin in the madness of Minnesota’s U.S. Bank Stadium..

There’s no reason to expect anything different when he steps to the line of scrimmage for the first time on Sunday. “I’ll be the same,” Love said. “Every game, I got through a checklist of what I tell myself, things to try to tell myself to relax, calm down, see the game, let it come to me and just focus on all the little details that I can focus on, control what I can control. So, I don’t think it will be any different than any other game. Obviously, it will be an away game, it will be a loud environment. So, just trying to get my feet and get settled into the game will be huge.”

Especially early in Brett Favre’s career, then-coach Mike Holmgren had to get his excitable future MVP settled into games. That won’t be necessary for coach Matt LaFleur. With Love and his multitude of young, talented and underrated weapons, expect Love to be unleashed against a Cowboys defense that finished fifth in completion percentage and yards, sixth in passer rating, eighth in interceptions and ninth in yards per attempt.

“Jordan’s a pretty even-keeled guy but, on gameday, he’s still pretty chill, but you can see the fire in his eyes, which is pretty cool,” offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich said. “But starting off a game, you always want to get the quarterback going, get him some completions, make him feel good, and then you can see what happens.”

Jayden Reed might be that player. A second-round pick, Reed has been sensational. He smashed Sterling Sharpe’s franchise rookie record with 64 catches. In the process, he became the first rookie in NFL history with at least 60 receptions, 750 receiving yards, eight receiving touchdowns, 100 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns…




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