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49ers Coach Doesn’t Hold Back On Packers QB Jordan Love

Kyle Shanahan is set to try and cool down the surging Jordan Love as the San Francisco 49ers prepare to host the Green Bay Packers in the NFC Divisional Round.

Love, in an impressive display, led the Packers to a surprising 48-32 victory over the Dallas Cowboys, amassing 272 yards and three touchdowns on just 21 pass attempts. Shanahan, speaking to reporters on Tuesday, expressed his admiration for the 25-year-old quarterback’s growth.

During his first season as the starting quarterback for Green Bay under head coach Matt LaFleur, Shanahan noted that Love has made significant progress.

“He’s extremely consistent with what they’re asking him to do. Matt is very good at coaching the quarterback, and you can see that their quarterback is buying in and plays very well in their system and makes a lot of plays, has a big arm, and is a big dude, too.”

Shanahan and LaFleur have history together, having both been part of Washington’s staff, with Shanahan as the offensive coordinator and LaFleur as the quarterbacks coach during Robert Griffin III’s sensational rookie year in 2012.

Under LaFleur’s guidance, Love wrapped up his inaugural regular season with impressive stats, including 4,159 passing yards, 31 passing touchdowns, and just 11 interceptions. Furthermore, Love has maintained a remarkable streak of 12 touchdowns without a single interception over the course of a four-game winning streak.

Love will face yet another formidable test as the underdog when he steps into Levi’s Stadium for the second consecutive week. The 49ers are tied with the Bears for the most interceptions in the NFL, boasting 22 interceptions, and they also hold the distinction of allowing the fourth-lowest opposing quarterback rating at 79.6.

The highly-anticipated clash between the Packers and the 49ers is scheduled for Saturday at 8:15 p.m. ET on FOX. Jordan Love and Brock Purdy are sure to put on a show.

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