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Packers RB Aaron Jones reaches 1,000 yards rushing for the second straight season

Green Bay’s lead runner has now hit four digits rushing two years in a row.

NFL: Tennessee Titans at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

A 55-yard run that...well, a run that shouldn’t have been a 55-yarder...has put Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones over the 1,000 rushing yard mark for the 2020 season. Jones has now hit that mark each of the past two years, a great milestone to reach for a player who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this coming spring.

The 55-yard run that pushed Jones over the 1,000-yard mark came up the left sideline following Jones bouncing to the outside after being bottled up on the interior. However, Jones appeared to step out of bounds about halfway down the field, but the referees did not see his toe touch the sideline and he picked up another significant chunk of yardage, putting the Packers inside the Tennessee Titans’ 10-yard line. Jones still would have picked up enough yards to reach 1,000 on the season even had he been ruled out, but Titans head coach Mike Vrabel did not challenge the play.

Shortly afterwards, the Packers scored a touchdown, with Aaron Rodgers throwing to Davante Adams for Rodgers’ fourth scoring pass and Adams’ third of the game.

Jones had previously left the game with an apparent thigh injury, giving way to rookie AJ Dillon. However, Jones returned after missing a few series, during which Dillon carried a significant load. Both players are having excellent games at a snowy Lambeau Field tonight, with Dillon carrying 13 times for 62 yards as of this writing and Jones gaining 84 yards on eight totes of the football.

In 2019, Jones set his career-high with 1,084 rushing yards. He will have a chance to break that mark with five quarters of football remaining in the 2020 regular season.