Green Bay Packers: Aaron Jones key to offensive success

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Green Bay needs to win a football game.

This has seen second-year running back Aaron Jones put forth some strong outings in the process that have helped bring more fluidity and production to the offense as a whole.

Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers was 19 of 28 passing with two touchdowns to Davante Adams.

Jones has continued to prove that he can be a major asset in the offensive behind his big-play ability that he has showcased in the last few weeks.

After Jones rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries and added 27 more yards on three pass receptions in the Packers' season-saving, 31-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins Sunday at Lambeau Field, a better name might be savior.

Jones' production provides another element to the offense that has made them an even more potent unit that creates even more problems for opposing defenses. Green Bay took a quick 14-3 lead but was clinging to a 14-12 edge early in the third quarter before finally seizing control. "The Packers do a great job of offering things like that in-house for us".

NOTES: The Packers held what coach Mike McCarthy described as a "very limited" practice on Tuesday before departing for Seattle in the evening.

Asked about the difference in the red zone, Rodgers said, "Really running the ball I think, because we've been throwing it so many times in the red zone".

Miami put up 131 yards rushing with ageless Frank Gore ripping off a 39 yard run on the game's opening series, which ended when a shotgun snap sailed over Osweiler's head and was recovered by Reggie Gilbert, ruining yet another scoring threat. His average of 6.8 yards per carry now leads the NFL. "I'm excited about my performance, and just to keep building".

Miami (5-4) is coming off a 13-6 win over the struggling Jets with Brock Osweiler at quarterback.

Each time, Miami turned its advantageous field position into a field goal.

The game was not without its warts, as the special teams gave up a fake punt and a fumble leading to the Dolphins' first points of the game, although none of which came back to haunt the Packers. Kentrell Brice left with an ankle injury in the first quarter, Bashaud Breeland in the third with a groin injury and Jaire Alexander was being evaluated for a concussion towards the end of the game. First, Jones scored on a 10-yard run.

The Dolphins go from No. 18 to No. 22 this week.



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