The Green Bay Packers cruised through the first quarter of the season going undefeated. However, they have dropped two of their last three, including a 28-22 decision this past weekend to the then 1-5 Minnesota Vikings.
The Packers were without running back Aaron Jones due to a calf injury. Jamaal Williams has picked up the slack in his absence, rushing for 294 yards for the season. Jones still hasn’t practiced, which makes him unlikely for Thursday’s game against the 49ers.
More bad news has hit the Packers’ offensive backfield, as RB AJ Dillion has tested positive for COVID-19, as reported by Adam Schefter. Dillon played Sunday against the Vikings and there is now concerns about other members of the Packers offensive unit. The Packers will be in a bind with Williams as the only healthy running back on the roster.
Tom Pelissero of the NFLNetwork tweeted through a source that the Packers will have virtual meetings as a precaution since Dillon tested positive. The Packers can only hope that other team members in close proximity to Dillon do not test positive as well. Dillon has rushed for 97 yards on 23 carries and has one reception for 16 yards this season.
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Things might be looking up soon as the rest of their schedule this season is a relatively easy one — especially compared to the second half of last season.