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Tuesday Cheese Curds: AJ Dillon keeps the Packers’ offense humming

The big-bodied back is getting the hard yards in Green Bay.

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NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Green Bay Packers Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Packers have gotten precious little from the few offensive veterans on this year’s team. David Bakhtiari played all of one game this year. Aaron Jones has played more than that, but he’s rarely been truly healthy and is currently working through yet another notable injury. Elgton Jenkins has recently regained his form but started off slowly this year.

AJ Dillon, likewise, came out of the gates a little bit slowly, but amid the Packers’ recent resurgence, he’s been one of their most reliable players.

Spectacular? No, but he’s been a steady producer on an offense where consistency has been in short supply for big swaths of the season.

Like a lot of the team, Dillon’s future is murky. In a contract year, it’s possible he’ll be in a different uniform next season. But for now, he’s grinding out the tough yards that have kept the offense ticking along during its recent resurgence.

The hunter’s mentality: Dillon and Doubs find ‘dirty yards’ for the Packers against the Chiefs | Packers News

Dillon started this season at a pretty underwhelming pace, but he’s come on strong as the season has worn on.

Packers’ AJ Dillon heating up again as temperatures drop | The Athletic ($)

The stereotype of the big-bodied back being his best in the cold seems to be proving true in Dillon.

Three Overreactions From Packers’ Victory Over Chiefs | Fan Nation

Let yourself ride high on these.

Packers rookie TE Ben Sims on his first NFL touchdown, Lambeau Leap | Packers Wire

NFL “firsts” for players always catch my attention, and Sims nabbed a big one on Sunday.

NFL Week 14 Power Rankings: Jordan Love has Packers soaring | CBS Sports

The national media is paying attention to what’s been going on in Green Bay.

Military missile spent over 100 years as a garden decoration in Wales | UPI

That’s one way to add a little intrigue to your garden.