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Ground game came up big on tying drive in fourth quarter

Both Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon turned in explosive runs

RBs Aaron Jones & AJ Dillon
RBs Aaron Jones & AJ Dillon

GREEN BAY – With 8:57 on the clock and down by seven, the Packers had 89 yards to go.

Who knew in that situation they'd get 54 of them on the ground?

The Chevy Drive of the Week that tied Sunday's game vs. Dallas started with RB Aaron Jones rushing twice for 8 yards.

After rookie WR Christian Watson converted on third-and-2 with a sliding 3-yard catch, WR Allen Lazard followed with a 9-yard gain on a receiver screen.

But then it was back to the ground game, as AJ Dillon burst up the middle for 17 yards, added 4 more on the next snap, and then Jones spun around in the hole and squirted free for 23 yards. Jones fumbled at the end of the play, but recovered it himself while getting tackled, and the Packers were credited with 7 additional loose-ball yards to the Dallas 18-yard line.

From there, QB Aaron Rodgers found WR Sammy Watkins over the middle for 9 yards, Dillon moved the chains with a 2-yard plunge to make it first-and-goal, and Rodgers found Watson in the end zone with 2:29 left on the 10th play of the drive.

It was the rookie's third TD reception of the game, and third of his young career, tying up the game to send it to overtime.

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