Giving the football to Aaron Jones is leading to exceptional results for the Green Bay Packers, who just cashed in on excellent field position on back-to-back drives to double their score in a span of just a few short minutes. Green Bay now leads the Miami Dolphins 28-12.
Following a kickoff out of bounds by Miami, the Packers took over at their own 40-yard line. Aaron Rodgers found veteran tight end Marcedes Lewis for a big 30-yard gain up the sideline, then handed the football off to Aaron Jones on two straight plays. The first went for 12 yards down to the Dolphins’ ten-yard line, and on the next play he barreled into the end zone. That gave Jones his second touchdown of the game and extended the Packers’ lead out to 21-12.
On the second play of the ensuing Dolphins drive, Bashaud Breeland jumped Danny Amendola’s route, picking off Brock Osweiler’s pass and returning it down to the 12-yard line. Take a look at the veteran’s first pick here:
A crackback block penalty by Davante Adams on the next offensive snap pushed the Packers back a few yards, but he made up for it just two plays later. On second and 23 from the Dolphins’ 25, Adams found a soft spot in the Dolphins’ zone coverage up the right sideline. Aaron Rodgers hit him perfectly at the five-yard line, and he scampered across the goal line for his second score of the game.
Adams now has three catches for 51 yards and two scores, while Jones has run the ball 12 times for 131 and two touchdowns.