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Packers vs. Cowboys Wildcard thread: Can Jordan Love keep up with Dak Prescott?

It won’t be easy, but Love has been fantastic during the second half of the season.

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Today’s games don’t have any weather concerns. We’ll start with the Dallas Cowboys hosting the Green Bay Packers. If you’re a fan of defense, this isn’t the game for you.

These defenses have been hanging on for dear life during the past couple of months. Their points allowed per game, specifically the Cowboys, would be much higher if their opponents didn’t settle for field goals.

A possession ending in three points isn’t going to get the job done in Jerry’s World today. I think we can expect the Cowboys to score early and often. The Packers have been bottom-five since Week 10 defensively in both EPA per play and success rate.

The Packers have faced one above-average offense during that span, and it was the Detroit Lions. So after three weeks of facing the Panthers, Vikings, and Bears, they get second-team All-Pro quarterback Dak Prescott at home, where he’s torched teams this year.

Jordan Love has been incredible during the second half of the season. Love helped propel the Packers to the playoffs with borderline if not elite quarterback play. This’ll be his first playoff game on the road with ore pressure than he’s faced in his life.

Will he be able to keep up with Prescott and CeeDee Lamb? I don’t believe so.