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Packers close out 31-24 win over Chiefs

RB Aaron Jones with monster game as Green Bay improves to 7-1

RB Aaron Jones
RB Aaron Jones

KANSAS CITY – Packers RB Aaron Jones broke a fourth-quarter tie with a 67-yard touchdown reception, and Green Bay killed the final 5:04 on the clock to hang on for a 31-24 victory over the Chiefs on Sunday night at Arrowhead Stadium.

With the win, the Packers improved to 7-1 and remain alone in first place in the NFC North, one game ahead of the Vikings. The Chiefs fell to 5-3 with their third straight home defeat.

Right after the Chiefs tied the game at 24-all on a RB Damien Williams touchdown run, the Packers needed just two plays to score. On second down, Jones took a short pass in the flat, got a couple of blocks and was off to the races.

After the Green Bay defense got a stop, the Chiefs punted the Packers back to their own 2-yard line with 5:04 left. A series of runs by Jones got the Packers out of the hole, as the Chiefs used their timeouts, and then a third-and-5 pass to Jones got the clinching first down.

Jones finished with 226 yards from scrimmage, carrying 13 times for 67 yards and catching seven passes for 159 yards and two TDs. RB Jamaal Williams added one rushing score and one receiving score.

QB Aaron Rodgers finished 22-of-32 for 297 yards with three TDs and a 129.3 passer rating.

For the Chiefs, QB Matt Moore was 24-of-36 for 267 yards with two touchdowns and a 107.1 rating. WR Tyreek Hill was the leading receiver with six catches for 76 yards, and TE Travis Kelce had four catches for 63 yards and a score.

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