Aaron Jones Excites in 4 Touchdown Career Performance on Monday Night
Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones dazzled through a career performance in front of a nationally televised audience, as he tied his career-best with four touchdowns during the team's 35-17 over the Lions.
You have to go back to 2019 when the UTEP all-time leading rusher scored four times against the Dallas Cowboys to find a better single-game performance by him.
In fact, the Packers running back continues to make history with his on field play. He tied the Monday Night Football touchdown record (Marshall Faulk, 2000) and also tied the Lambeau Field record with four touchdowns (done five separate times). The scores are starting to pile up for Showtyme, who has accumulated 34 touchdowns since 2019, second to only Derrick Henry.
In the win against Detroit, Jones scored on three of Aaron Rodgers' four touchdown passes, while rushing for the fourth. Rodgers was 22-for-27 through the air for 255 yards and also had a career night. The gunslinger passed John Elway as 10th all-time in passing yards.
The only downside in the victory, though, was the El Pasoan losing a necklace that he wears with a little black football that contains the ashes of his late father. Alvin Jones Sr., who passed away earlier this year due to COVID-19 complications, was recognized on the ESPN broadcast as well. Packers grounds crew members went looking after the game for the necklace. Jones thought he lost it after his second touchdown, but is at peace with how he lost it.
"If there was any place to lose it, that's where my dad would've wanted me to lose it, so I know he's smiling."
To update things, Packers head trainer Bryan Engel was able to recover the necklace for Aaron.
Here's a look at each of Jones' four touchdowns: