After defeating the Los Angeles Chargers at home in Week 11, the Green Bay Packers were able to resume their winning ways. Even though it was a positive move, not many people thought they had a chance to defeat the Detroit Lions on the road on Thanksgiving Day.
But there were none of those skeptics in the Green Bay locker room, as quarterback Jordan Love led the team to an upset victory, 29–22. After a lackluster start, the quarterback’s play has improved recently. Love did not throw an interception while completing 22 of 32 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns against the Lions secondary.
Jordan Love: “We had their number. We’ve been waiting for this game for a while.” pic.twitter.com/KSHEji0cCB
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) November 23, 2023
Love and his colleagues claimed to have seen some openings to take advantage of against their opponents while the Packers were getting ready to travel to Detroit to play the Lions. After the game, Love spoke with the media and expressed his stance with assurance. “We had their number,” Jordan Love said. “We’ve been waiting for this game for a while.”
The Lions had a difficult Week 11 before defeating the Chicago Bears in the closing seconds of the game. They played the Packers in a manner identical to this one, but at the end of the game, they were only able to draw even by seven points.
The Lions are still leading the NFC North, but over the past two games, they have struggled mightily with turnovers. After they gave up four points to Chicago, the Lions gave up three more points to the Lions.
The Packers improved to 5-6 with the victory, and they will be able to reach the .500 mark if they can defeat the defending Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs in Week 13.