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Pick the top play from the Packers’ week 13 victory over the Chiefs

Jordan Love announced himself on the big stage yet again with multiple highlight throws in a win over the Chiefs

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Jordan Love has arrived. Sample size be damned, the first year starter looks like the future of the position for the Packers after standing toe to toe with the defending champs and slaying the monster that is the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night football. Maybe it’s the 3 years of watching Aaron Rodgers. Maybe it’s revenge for not receiving his much deserved turkey leg on Thanksgiving. Or maybe the Packers truly are just built different when it comes to selecting quarterbacks. Whatever the reason, Love looks primed and ready for a stretch run that could land the Packers in the playoffs for the first time since the 2021-22 season.

Sunday night’s matchup was a wire to wire victory for the Packers, one that proves this team can go up against the best defenses in the NFL, and the best quarterbacks, and come out on top. Talk about a confidence booster. The top play options were tough to narrow down this week, but we’ve got 3 from the big win, plus a Ben Sims highlight. What could be better than that? Let’s get into it.


The Packers once again got off to a hot start in a big matchup. Against the defending champs, there seemed to be not an ounce of hesitation as Jayden Reed and Christian Watson took advantage of a Chiefs defense suddenly down their green dot, Drue Tranquill. Tranquill left this one early after a knee to the head on an AJ Dillon hurdle, leaving third string linebacker Jack Cochrane to take the reins.

On the goal line, Justin Reid took the bait on play action and Love tossed an easy one to Ben Sims, the Packers’ third (yes, third!) rookie tight end to catch a touchdown this year. 7-0 Packers.

Isiah Pacheco was involved early and often, as the Chiefs leaned on their ground game to move into the red zone. Lukas Van Ness personified bend don’t break, bullying Wanya Morris, who was on the field in place of Donovan Smith. On 3rd down, the pass rush came up big again, as Rashan Gary and Kenny Clark engulfed Patrick Mahomes.

The Packers moved down the field with ease and Dontayvion Wicks hit the over, as is tradition. Under duress, Love stepped up in the pocket and fired to a wide open Christian Watson, his third touchdown in as many weeks. 14-3 Packers.

The Packers held on yet another red zone possession when Preston Smith got home on 3rd down and crushed Mahomes to force the field goal and go into the half up 14-6.

Mahomes started to heat up with some halftime rest, and Travis Kelce did what he does best to open the half, settling down in open space to convert a 3rd and 18, which eventually lead to an Isiah Pacheco touchdown.

Love Heaves it to Doubs

️Love’s best play of the night came on 4th and 1 at midfield on the next drive. Facing 3 defenders barreling down on him, Love launched a prayer in between 3 defensive backs. The ball dropped like a bomb and came down into Romeo Doubs’ hands, who absorbed the hit and made the grab.

Christian Watson Doubles Up

️Love one upped himself 2 plays later, as he drifted back off platform and threw a dart off one foot to Christian Watson, who snatched the ball away up high for his 2nd TD of the night.

Keisean Nixon Dagger

️After a Chiefs touchdown brought them to within 2, the Packers extended their lead with a field goal. With 6:00 remaining, Patrick Mahomes was now set up for his usual late game heroics. On a day the Packers dominated wire to wire, you couldn’t help but feel shaky. Like doom was right around the corner. Keisean Nixon had other plans. On 1st and 10 from the Packers’ 49, Nixon ran Skyy Moore’s route for him, a quick slot fade that’s routine for a quarterback like Mahomes. In a postgame interview, Nixon said he was prepared for the route, telling reporters “We were watching mannerism tape earlier in the week and (Mahomes) tapped his knee and they put two off the ball and I’m like, ‘Oh, I’ve seen this before.’ I knew he was gonna run it and he ran it.” Nixon came down with the dagger interception like it was gift wrapped.

Love and LaFleur stayed aggressive on the next drive, reaching the KC 30 yard line with a willingness to put the ball in the air to ensure Mahomes didn’t get another shot. Anders Carlson nailed a 48 yarder to extend the lead to 27-19.

Patrick Mahomes got one more chance. With no timeouts and 1:00 left, it was time for the real show to start. The officiating crew, aka the real stars, showed up big on both sides at the end. Mahomes was the benefit of an incorrect roughing call on Jonathan Owens on a first down run. At midfield, Jonathan Owens returned an Isiah Pacheco fumble, but Pacheco was later deemed down by contact, and the Chiefs stayed alive. Shortly after, Marquez Valdes-Scantling was tackled on a downfield heave but, perhaps thanks to a makeup call, the Packers escaped with no penalty. On Mahomes’ final attempt, the Hail Mary dropped innocently to the ground with triple zeroes on the clock. Packers win and the rapid rise of Jordan Love continues.


Poll

Which play from the Packers’ week 13 victory over the Chiefs was the best?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Love Heaves it to Doubs
    (123 votes)
  • 16%
    Christian Watson Doubles Up
    (56 votes)
  • 47%
    Keisean Nixon Dagger
    (165 votes)
344 votes total Vote Now

That’s it for this week’s top plays! Join us next week as we check out the biggest play of the Monday night action between Jordan Love and Tommy Devito and the New York Giants. The matchup the people have been clamoring for!