GREEN BAY – It started with Aaron Jones dropping a pass, but that didn’t slow down the Packers’ second-year running back.
On Green Bay’s opening drive of Sunday’s 31-12 victory over Miami, Jones touched the ball four times with two rushes and two pass receptions, accounting for 54 of the Packers’ 70 yards on their way to the game’s first touchdown and a 7-0 lead.
The Jones-heavy possession is the Chevy Drive of the Week.
Right after the dropped pass, Jones ran 12 yards for a first down. One play after QB Aaron Rodgers scrambled for 7 yards, Jones ran for 15 more.
Then the screen game entered the picture, with Jones catching a short pass, keeping his balance in traffic and falling backwards for an 8-yard gain and another first down. After a false start penalty, the Packers went right back to the screen, and Jones scampered for 19 yards to make it first-and-goal on the 7.
On the next snap, Rodgers found WR Davante Adams for the touchdown, and the Packers would never trail in the game.
Jones was on his way to a 15-carry, 145-yard, two-TD day, setting career bests in the latter two categories. The 27 yards receiving gave him 172 yards from scrimmage. Adams would add another touchdown later for a two-score game of his own.