Aaron Jones Delivers in Overtime for Packers 26-20 Win
Aaron Jones had not run the ball once for the Green Bay Packers today in four quarters of football. The former UTEP star was active but fellow rookie Jamaal Williams was the star running back for the team. Williams gained 113 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown, but Green Bay was locked in a 20-20 tie against the Tampa Bay Bucs and were headed to overtime. The Packers stayed with their go-to back and he rushed three times for 15 yards and had another 12-yard reception to set them up for first down at the Tampa Bay 20. Green Bay decided to give Williams a breather and Jones entered the game for the first time. The rest is history.
It has been a tough month for Jones. First, he injured his knee and was carted off the field against the Chicago Bears. Then, we found out a few weeks ago that Jones had been arrested in October and faces several charges after admitting to smoking marijuana during a traffic stop in Dallas according to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Despite everything, the El Pasoan once again found a way to steal the show and play hero for the sold out crowd at Lambeau Field. With Jones now healthy and Williams producing big numbers on the ground, the Packers have a really nice 1-2 punch in their backfield. Star quarterback Aaron Rogers has started practicing again and he could return to the lineup as early as December 17th against the Carolina Panthers. At 6-6, Green Bay still has Wild Card playoff hopes, but they will need to get their leader back for the stretch run and keep their nucleus healthy if they want to have a chance to play in January.