Other Aaron leads Green Bay Packers by Miami Dolphins

Doug Mendoza
November 16, 2018

His first career two-rushing-touchdown day paved the way to Sunday's 31-12 win over the Miami Dolphins at Lambeau Field. Still, he caught a pair of touchdowns - giving him nine for the season and 30 since the start of the 2016 season - but caught just four passes for 57 yards.

"Yeah, it's definitely frustrating, especially when you've got the talent we do", receiver Davante Adams said. "He got going though, I mean he really did".

Jason Sanders tied a Dolphins franchise rookie record with four field goals, but Miami (5-5) couldn't find the end zone. Rodgers was 19-of-28 passing for 199 yards and two touchdowns.

"We turned it over and we didn't take advantage of opportunities", Dolphins coach Adam Gase said.

That's not exactly the formula the Green Bay Packers like to follow. Coach Mike McCarthy, who had been using Jones in a job-sharing arrangement with hard-running Jamaal Williams since Jones returned from a two-game National Football League suspension, finally handed the bulk of the carries over to Jones and, as virtually everyone in Wisconsin suspected, Jones knew what to do with them. He accounted for 54 yards of total offense on the opening drive alone. The Packers will surely know this, so Jones should get a comfortable amount of carries - he ran the football 26 times combined against the Rams and Patriots and piled up 161 yards on the ground.

Here is a look at seven key takeaways from the Pack's much-needed win that gives the team hope as they begin another challenging two-game road trip.

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Brock Osweiler will make a fifth straight start at quarterback for the Dolphins with Ryan Tannehill nursing a shoulder injury. Granted, Miami was without three of it's five starting offensive linemen.

But Osweiler was sacked six times, including three straight plays late in the fourth quarter. Green Bay ran for 195 yards. They were beat down on Wednesday, and I thought the Thursday-Friday-Saturday coming into the game was what you're looking for. Based on his 6.8 yards per carry, it may not be a stretch to see him reach 1,000 rushing yards by the end of the season, which would make him the first Packers running back to do so since Eddie Lacy in 2014.

This was a game the Packers had to have and they did so in convincing fashion. Miami forced two turnovers on special teams, blocking a punt and forcing Tramon Williams to fumble on a return for good field position each time. "Now we can get a balance with the play-action and we can take some shots downfield and we can squeeze it up there and let 33 work his magic and let 12 work his magic".

"Those type of things, you can't do against this guy (Rodgers)". - Rodgers, who was born in Chico, California, on the wildfires ravaging the state. That the Packers won with a double-digit margin should also not be lost in the story.

Injuries piled up on the defensive side of the ball as Nick Perry missed the entire second half with a knee injury. OL Lucas Patrick (concussion protocol) did not return after taking a hard hit while returning a short kickoff in the first quarter. Rodgers has been playing solidly despite the left knee injury he suffered in the opener, but he needs help.

Dolphins: Have a bye next week before a trip to Indianapolis on November 25.

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