Aaron Rodgers tormented the Chicago Bears for more than a decade, but Jordan Love’s first game outshone his predecessor’s debut.
Love earned a victory at Soldier Field Sunday in his first career start against Chicago, throwing for three touchdowns in a blowout victory on the lakefront.
According to Pro Football Reference, Love’s performance was superior to Rodgers’ debut in the rivalry in several key ways.
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While Rodgers was more efficient, completing 23 of his 30 passes against Chicago on Nov. 16, 2008, he threw for 227 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, with a 105.8 passer rating.
Compare that to Love, and you see some similarities, but ultimately a superior line. Love threw for three touchdowns and no interceptions, with 245 passing yards and a 123.2 passer rating, according to ESPN.
Bears fans will have to hope that Love doesn’t match Rodgers in one particular category: overall record. Rodgers went 24-5 in his career against Chicago while he was with Green Bay, with the Packers winning the last eight games he started against the Bears.