GREEN BAY – Years go, data fall and the legend of Aaron Jones solely continues to develop contained in the Packers’ locker room.
Per week after Davante Adams’ record-breaking efficiency in a dominant offensive displaying in Minnesota, Jones made some historical past of his personal to assist propel the Packers previous the Detroit Lions 42-21 on Sunday Lambeau Field.
Jones set single-game profession highs in each all-purpose (236) and speeding yards (168) with three touchdowns (two speeding, one receiving), together with a career-long 75-yard run on the primary play of the second half to interrupt open a one-score sport.
It was the longest carry at Lambeau Field by a Packers participant in 16 years, relationship again to Ahman Green’s 90-yard run towards the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 24, 2004.
“A number of things go into it, but I do think I came out and started the season the right way,” Jones mentioned. “Just got to continue to work to reach. I still don’t feel like I have reached my full potential, so (I’ll) continue to work to get there.”
Coming off a workmanlike efficiency towards the Vikings (76 whole yards, one landing), Jones was settling for a variety of 3-, 4- and 5-yard carries within the early going. They have been vital for the Packers in establishing rhythm, however the 5-foot-9, 208-pound operating again was trying for a press release play.
With the Packers trailing 14-3 after the primary quarter, veteran Marcedes Lewis inspired Jones to “stay with it” as a result of he was “going to bust that big one.”
Sure sufficient, the fourth-year professional picked up 22 yards on a go beneath from quarterback Aaron Rodgers to arrange Jones’ first landing off a 7-yard catch. Afterwards, Jones celebrated with a Lambeau Leap on a tarp within the empty stands.