Published: Wed, November 14, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Jones leads Packers past Miami

Jones leads Packers past Miami

Through the first 10 weeks of the season, the Green Bay Packers have tittered back and forth with their balance in the offensive game plan that has seen their running game being more a factor in recent weeks. Green Bay ran for 195 yards.

Aaron Rodgers finished the game 19-of-28 for 199 yards and two touchdowns.

But perhaps the plan they used Sunday to beat the Miami Dolphins - a whole lot of speedy running back Aaron Jones - will be the one they take with them when they hop on a plane to Seattle nearly exactly 48 hours after they wrapped up their 31-12 victory at Lambeau Field.

With a short week coming up, the Packers will not much time to get these injured players healthy in time to face Seattle on Thursday night. Green Bay took a quick 14-3 lead but was clinging to a 14-12 edge early in the third quarter before finally seizing control. On the first play of the Packers' next possession, Jones burst through a double-wide hole in the middle and ran 67 yards to the 4, setting up another touchdown. "That's the obvious", Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

"We're pretty tough to beat at home right now, I think", Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said. "Running the football in the red zone has not been a high priority for us, but the abilities that he brings slashing inside can give us some opportunities to run some more of those plays in the red zone".

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Still, overall, special teams is a big concern for the Packers and they need to clean up this area of their game or good teams will take advantage.

Miami put up 131 yards rushing with ageless Frank Gore ripping off a 39 yard run on the game's opening series, which ended when a shotgun snap sailed over Osweiler's head and was recovered by Reggie Gilbert, ruining yet another scoring threat.

"At this level in the National Football League, I'll take it every day", said Jones, who built upon his NFL-best 6.0 yards per carry by averaging 9.7 on Sunday. "It starts up front and with the rest of the blocking unit".

Sanders hit all four of his field goals in Green Bay, from 37, 25, 47 and 40 yards.

Green Bay's defense made the afternoon a miserable one for Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler, forcing him into two turnovers and sacking him six times. On the first drive alone, Jones rushed for 27 yards while adding 27 yards through the air. This came after the Dolphins successfully converted a fake punt with a 14 yard run up the middle.

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