3 Bold Predictions for Jordan Love Against the Chiefs

Jordan Love is getting his first NFL start against the Chiefs today.
Jordan Love is getting his first NFL start against the Chiefs today. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Amidst the craziness surrounding Aaron Rodgers this week, the forgotten storyline is Jordan Love making his first start for the Packers this weekend. The 2020 first-round pick, whose selection ignited the animosity between Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, steps into a huge situation for Green Bay. The Packers are fighting for first place in the NFC playoff picture against a 4-4 Chiefs team that is, in many ways, fighting for its season.

Many have wondered how Love would fare in a regular season game against a real NFL defense and now we get our chance to find out. So what can we expect in this game? Here are some bold predictions for his debut.

Jordan Love Prop Bets

Love Throws for Under 200 Yards

The over/under for how many passing yards Jordan Love will throw for at WynnBET is 232.5, with the over a slight favorite with -125 odds. Give me the under all day.

While the Chiefs defense gives up 269.8 passing yards per game on average, which is 25th in the NFL, their rushing defense is just as bad, giving up 121.8 rushing yards per game. The Packers can't win a shootout against Kansas City and I expect their offense to try and play ball control and shorten the game. That will lead to a low passing yard total for Love and I'm thinking it'll be under 200 yards.

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Love Rushes for a TD

Love was not a prominent rusher in college at Utah State, rushing for only 403 yards and nine TDs across thee years as a starter. With that being said, the Chiefs have given up seven rushing TDs to quarterbacks this year, tied for third most in the NFL.

Love's odds to score a rushing or receiving TD in this game are +400 at WynnBET. I'm willing to take a flier simply because the Chiefs defense is so susceptible to rushing touchdowns, giving up 1.2 per game, which is 26th in the NFL.

Love Doesn't Throw a TD

The over/under on total TD passes for Love in this game is 1.5 with the under (-165) heavily favored to the over (+120). Not only will I say the under hits here, but I don't see Love throwing for a single TD in this game.

The Chiefs defense has been cut to shreds by opponents this year. But with a shorter week to prepare as the starter and less time to mesh with the No. 1 wide receivers for the Packers, I could see timing being an issue.

Really what this comes down to is whether a RB or WR can break something short for Love. The Chiefs maligned defense needs a bounce-back game, and I see it happening here.