The Green Bay Packers’ young playmakers have had some impressive performances in Sunday night’s game against the Tennessee Titans. With Aaron Jones somewhat limited, rookie running back AJ Dillon has outshined a player he is often compared to — Derrick Henry — and he found the end zone for the first time in his NFL career.
Dillon has been a battering ram for the Packers, and he broke off a 30-yard run on fourth-and-1 to help the Packers expand their lead out to 19 points late in the third quarter. A quick jump-cut and an easy broken tackle sent Dillon off to the races:
Congratulations AJ Dillon on his 1st NFL TD! pic.twitter.com/zguTKas5IX— IKE Packers Podcast (@IKE_Packers) December 28, 2020
Through three quarters, Dillon leads all rushers in the game with 92 rushing yards, gaining that yardage on 14 carries.
Earlier in the game, another Packer made his first trip to the end zone. Third-year wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown scored a touchdown on the Packers’ second offensive series, getting open on a deep post route and hauling in an easy pass from Aaron Rodgers for a 21-yard touchdown. That play has been St. Brown’s only catch and target through three quarters of football, but it is a great play for the young wideout to build on.
.@AaronRodgers12 ➡️ @Equanimeous— Green Bay Packers (@packers) December 28, 2020
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St. Brown has seven receptions this season for 117 yards after missing all of 2019 with an ankle injury.