Two big gains changed complexion of Packers' final drive

Green Bay went 80 yards in all on nine plays to complete comeback

QB Jordan Love

GREEN BAY – The Packers needed to go 80 yards for a second straight possession to give themselves a chance to finish their comeback against the Saints.

They did, so of course the game-winning touchdown in the 18-17 victory is the Chevy Drive of the Week.

Starting from his own 20-yard line with 5:23 left and trailing by six points, Packers QB Jordan Love connected with rookie WR Dontayvion Wicks for nine yards. Two plays later, RB AJ Dillon converted the third-and-1 to move the chains.

After that, two big plays changed the complexion of things.

First, Love took off scrambling down the far sideline, tip-toed along with the help of a boundary block, and gained 24 yards. That put the Packers across midfield with a first down at the New Orleans 45.

Two plays later, Love fired up the seam for rookie WR Jayden Reed, who laid out to make a diving catch, gaining 30 yards for another first down, this one in the red zone at the 15.

From there, another connection to Wicks gained seven yards to the 8-yard line. Then on third-and-3, one play after trying a fade to WR Romeo Doubs in the end zone, Love went back to him with a line drive throw to the back shoulder. Doubs' spinning catch for the TD beat former Packers CB Isaac Yiadom, and the Saints.


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