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Everyone Is Touting Aaron Jones

Even though it appears the Green Bay Packers have no plan to give running back Aaron Jones a heavy workload, he’s still getting plenty of praise.

Jones has just 17 carries on the season after serving a two-game suspension. He is, however, averaging 6.4 yards per carry. It’s early, but Jones averaged 5.5 yards per carry as a rookie. So this type of production is becoming expected.

He’s explosive to say the least.

Much more so than Jamaal Williams or Ty Montgomery. Here’s a sample.

Something else to note. Jones is also currently Pro Football Focus’ second-rated running back at 81.5. He also looks to be greatly improved as a pass blocker. Although a small sample size, PFF has given him an 81.4.

Coincidentally, the Packers play the Detroit Lions this week. The Lions currently sport the worst run defense in the league. They’re giving up 157.8 yards per game. That’s more than 10 yards more per game than the second-worst run defense — Arizona, which is giving up 141.3.

Even if Mike McCarthy limits Jones’ touches, he still has the chance of having a big day on Sunday.

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Joseph Bonham

Joseph is a fiction writer when he isn't doing this. In his spare time he likes to do manly things like drink beer and procreate.

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4 Comments

  1. Skinny October 2, 2018

    This game has absolute snooze fest written all over it. I have zero interest in this game. Thank god the Brewers are still playing.

    1. Icebowl October 3, 2018

      My friend wtf? Are you kidding me ? You’re gonna pass on a game this team plays against a huge rival – in what promises to be one of the toughest divisions in NFL… Even in blowouts (by either side) these games have been memorable in some way. Matt Stafford has the ability to slice the GB secondary w the help of his man Golden Tate….

      NOT to mention the interest this good article has peaked in wanting to watch an emerging RB talent…,

      Enjoy the Brewers – I can’t wait for the Packers game….
      – fan since 1967

    2. Jeff October 3, 2018

      Speaking of snooze fests, baseball…

    3. Dennis Dervetski October 3, 2018

      Good stay away ,please stay far away!