Packers’ Aaron Rodgers says Aaron Jones needs to be given more opportunities

Tanya Simon
November 14, 2018

A slashing style and an explosive burst through the hole make Jones a threat to bust a big run on any carry.

Still, overall, special teams is a big concern for the Packers and they need to clean up this area of their game or good teams will take advantage.

Here's an awesome stat: Jones has gained 317 yards on 39 attempts on 1st-and-10 this season, good for an average of 8.1 yards per carry.

Some of the uncomfortable mistakes that gave the visitors great scoring chances included Tramon Williams' fumble after a 19 yard punt return set up Miami at midfield.

But they couldn't get into the end zone, and settling for field goals wasn't going to cut it against Aaron Rodgers.

It was Green Bay's first flawless day with more than one red-zone possession since Week 4 of the 2017 season.

The Packers finished the game with six sacks from six different defenders including Greene, Montravius Adams and Dean Lowry who each registered their first sacks of the season. Mike Pettine knew that Miami had to pass on nearly every down and he was able to devise blitz packages to exert consistent pressure on Brock Osweiler for the remainder of the game.

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After the blocked punt, Miami had the ball first-and-10 at the Green Bay 28 but failed to pick up a first down and again settled for three points. Green Bay drove down the field with a objective, which was capped off by a seven-yard Davante Adams' touchdown reception.

"The more carries you get, I feel like the better you're going to get and the more of a game flow you get in", Jones said.

The defense lost three key contributors in this game included starting safety Kentrell Brice (ankle), linebacker Nick Perry (knee) and cornerback Bashaud Breeland (goin). That is a quarterback rating of 112.1.

Their next test comes on Thursday night on the road against the Seattle Seahawks.

Rodgers was efficient throughout and didn't have to be spectacular in this game.

Not even McCarthy, who has stubbornly refused to ride Jones like other teams do with their most talented back, can deny the effect Jones has on a game. Rodgers hit receiver Davante Adams for a 7-yard touchdown pass to give the Packers a quick 7-0 lead. Adams is tied for second in the National Football League with nine touchdown receptions. The Dolphins squandered another opportunity on the game-opening drive after Brock Osweiler fumbled away a shotgun snap.

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