GREEN BAY – Packers running back Aaron Jones has named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week after rushing for a career-high 168 yards and two touchdowns on 18 carries in Sunday's 42-21 win over the Detroit Lions, as voted on by fans.
Jones propelled the Packers to their best day on the ground in nearly 17 years, with his 75-yard touchdown run on the first play of the second half being the longest by a Packers player since Ahman Green's 90-yard TD run vs. Dallas on Oct. 24, 2004.
Jones also caught four passes for 68 yards and a touchdown, giving the fourth-year running back the most all-purpose yards (236) in a game by a Packers running back in team history. That mark trails only ends Billy Howton (257, Oct. 21, 1956) and Don Hutson (237, on Nov. 21, 1943) for Packers of any position.
The other Week 2 nominees were Nick Chubb, who rushed for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Cleveland's 35-30 win over Cincinnati, and James Connor, who had 106 rushing yards and a touchdown on 16 attempts in Pittsburgh's 26-21 win over Denver.