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Cheese Curds, 11/12: Aaron Jones good, special teams bad in Packers’ victory

The Packers’ running back gave the kind of performance that fans have been expecting all year on Sunday.

Miami Dolphins v Green Bay Packers Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

When the Green Bay Packers give Aaron Jones the football consistently, good things happen. That was the lesson from Sunday’s 31-12 victory over the Miami Dolphins, as the offense got clicking again behind a huge day from the second-year running back.

The Packers were a perfect 4-for-4 in the red zone this week, with Jones cashing in on two of the four touchdowns. The other two went to Davante Adams, with Jones setting up the first one,

Meanwhile, the Packers’ special teams continue to be a blight on this team, costing them more opportunities and generally being a net negative thanks to a few big mistakes. It has been an issue all year, as the team entered the game ranked 25th in special teams DVOA, a ranking that is sure to drop even further.

Here’s a look at those storylines in more as we get ready for a short week before Thursday’s game in Seattle.

First two-touchdown game holds special meaning for Aaron Jones |
Sunday was Veteran's Day, which holds a special place for Jones -- both of his parents served in the U.S. Army, so they will each get a game ball from their son after his 145-yard day.

Win over Dolphins shows Green Bay Packers that Aaron Jones is answer - ESPN
We told you, Mike.

Packers use fake punt to ice win over Dolphins | Packers Wire
This was the one thing that went right on special teams on Sunday afternoon.

Costly mistakes on special teams keep tormenting Packers |
Ron Zook's job should be on the line. It was the third straight game that the team allowed their opponents to convert on a fake punt against them, Tramon Williams fumbled on a punt, there were penalties galore...

Aaron Rodgers loves fans, although they do wave when team's on offense |
FOR THE LOVE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY...don't do the wave when Rodgers and the offense have the football!

California native Aaron Rodgers honors firefighters -
On a more serious note from Rodgers' presser, he honored his home state and the first responders to the wildfires that are ravaging a few of the towns that he knows well.

Man ordered to repay ex-fiancee for engagement rings - BBC News
Just use your own credit card, man! Don't use hers!