Packers RB Aaron Jones can keep climbing charts down the stretch in 2022

QB Aaron Rodgers could surpass one of Dan Marino’s career totals in Miami as well, plus a history of Packers games on Christmas

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RB Aaron Jones

GREEN BAY – Packers running back Aaron Jones has more all-time franchise lists to climb in 2022.

This past week, Jones moved into third on Green Bay's all-time rushing list, surpassing John Brockington, and the 2017 fifth-round draft pick now sits at 5,100 yards. Only Jim Taylor (8,207) and Ahman Green (8,322) reside above him.

In the win over the Rams, Jones also scored his 60th touchdown for the Packers in the regular season, which ranks ninth in team annals. Heading into Sunday's Christmas Day game at Miami, Jones is just two TDs away from tying Donald Driver and Paul Hornung for seventh on the franchise's all-time list at 62, and three TDs away from taking seventh place on his own.

It's worth pointing out Jones has cracked the franchise's top 10 in just 83 games played. The two players directly ahead of him in touchdowns, Driver (205 games) and Hornung (104), competed in many more.

Beyond them in Jones' sights, though perhaps not this year with only three games remaining, are Sterling Sharpe in sixth (66 TDs, 112 games), Green in fifth (68 TDs, 104 games) and Jordy Nelson in fourth (69 TDs, 136 games).

Only three players in franchise history have scored 70 or more touchdowns in the regular season – Davante Adams (73), Taylor (91) and Don Hutson (105).

Jones also ranks 16th on the all-time franchise list in total points with 362 (60 TDs, one two-point conversion), and with three more touchdowns he would surpass Driver (376) and Clark Hinkle (379), as well as tie Ted Fritsch (380) for 13th.

Speaking of lists…: Quarterback Aaron Rodgers needs just 23 pass completions to leapfrog Dan Marino and take over eighth place on the NFL's all-time list.

Rodgers currently has 4,945 completions to Marino's 4,967. Considering Sunday's game will be just the second Rodgers has ever started at Miami (also in 2014), it's incredibly coincidental he could pass the longtime Dolphins QB in the stadium where Marino played the bulk of his career.

If Rodgers completes 55 passes over the final regular-season games, he also would hit the 5,000 mark, which only seven other quarterbacks have achieved to date.

Next up for Rodgers on the all-time list would be Philip Rivers in seventh place at 5,277 completions. The only active QBs ahead of Rodgers are Matt Ryan in fifth (5,551) and Tom Brady in first (7,674).

Christmas past: This will mark the first time the Packers are playing a road game on Christmas. They've played three Christmas games at Lambeau Field to date, and here's a rundown of the history.

2005: Bears 24, Packers 17

Chicago clinched the NFC North by intercepting Brett Favre four times, with Bears linebacker Lance Briggs returning one for a touchdown. Chicago quarterback Rex Grossman completed less than half his passes (11-of-23) but connected with Bernard Berrian on a 54-yard gain to set up a TD and got 105 yards of rushing support from Thomas Jones.

2011: Packers 35, Bears 21

One week after having their perfect season ruined in Kansas City, the Packers locked up the NFC's No. 1 playoff seed behind five TD passes from Rodgers, including two apiece to Jordy Nelson and James Jones. Making his last regular-season start of the year, Rodgers put an exclamation point on his first league MVP award with a 142.7 passer rating (21-of-29, 283 yards).

2021: Packers 24, Browns 22

Rodgers broke Favre's franchise record for TD passes with an early score to Allen Lazard, added two more TDs to Davante Adams, and Green Bay's defense intercepted Cleveland QB Baker Mayfield four times. The last pick was cornerback Rasul Douglas' second of the game and occurred in Green Bay territory in the final minute to preserve the tight victory.

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