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The Green Bay Packers have won three of their last four games to put themselves right back into playoff contention. And a lot of that success is due to the improved play of first-year starting quarterback Jordan Love.

During the team’s win over the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving Day, Jordan Love went 22-of-32 through the air for 268 yards and three touchdowns, continuing a stretch of strong play in recent weeks. Love has been so good that Packers head coach Matt LaFleur described his play as a “night and day” difference from earlier in the season.

“It’s given us a lot of confidence to be a little bit more aggressive with some of the calls,” LaFleur said at his postgame press conference according to Pro Football Talk. “When you’re trusting your offensive line, when you’re trusting your quarterback to facilitate and get the ball where it needs to go and throw on rhythm, that allows you to do that. We had a lot of I would say deeper developing plays and hit a lot of intermediate throws for some chunk plays that ended up being big for us.”

With the win, the Packers are now 5-6 and are decidedly in playoff contention. If Love can keep playing the way he’s playing now, it certainly could be enough to lead them to the postseason.

[Pro Football Talk]