The plus side of that is he's fresher than most elite backs heading into the second half of the season and, should McCarthy decide to ride him down the stretch, he's ready, willing and quite obviously able to put the team on his back. After a kickoff went out of bounds, Green Bay needed only five plays to cover 60 yards with Jones crashing through a big hole from 10 yards out. Jones is an electric runner who has the ability to produce like a RB1 every week. While Jones has seen the majority of the touches over the past few weeks, this was the first game during which the game script allowed for Green Bay to continue to rely on the running game.
The Packers offensive line did a very good job overall today, especially when blocking for the run. He averaged 7.9 yards per rush before contact Sunday, which according to ESPN Stats & Information data was the second-best rate by any player with at least 15 rushes in a game this season.
Coach Mike McCarthy made a decision to take the team out West on Tuesday instead of the customary day-before-the-game trip, to try to get the players acclimated. The Packers had a blocked punt, a fumbled punt return by Tramon Williams, a fumbled kick return by offensive lineman Lucas Patrick (who shouldn't be picking up the ball at all) and an offsides call on a field goal attempt by Josh Jackson that did not end up costing the Packers anything since the penalty was declined. The NFL Odds for the game have the Packers favored to pick up the victory in this one.More news: Trump Prepares To Remove Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen
Still, overall, special teams is a big concern for the Packers and they need to clean up this area of their game or good teams will take advantage. Kenny Clark, Dean Lowry, Montravious Adams, Kyler Fackerell (with his team leading 5th of the year), Reggie Gilbert and even Raven Greene had the sacks.
Green Bay led 14-9 at halftime. Moments later, Osweiler was intercepted by cornerback Bashaud Breeland. All that and more on the latest episode of the P:60 Packers Podcast.
Miami had two opportunities with a short field but were never able to cash in and find paydirt. The Dolphins started one drive at the Green Bay 45 after the Packers were stopped on fourth down, but the Packers defense stopped them at the Packers 29. Green Bay ran for 195 yards. With quarterback Aaron Rodgers on the field, the Packers offense will never run through Jones. Kentrell Brice re-injured his ankle, Jaire Alexander left and Breeland both suffered shoulder injuries. Wide receiver and kick returner Trevor Davis is expected to be activated for the Seattle game on Thursday.More news: Colts win 3rd straight game, beating the Jaguars 29-26
Yet Rodgers - who went 19 of 28 for 199 yards and threw two touchdowns - was the opposite.
Rodgers was efficient throughout and didn't have to be spectacular in this game.
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Adams had four catches for 57 yards.