Packers: Three bold predictions vs. Lions in Week 6
2. Aaron Jones finds the end zone twice
Considering Aaron Jones ran in four touchdowns last week, this may not be considered all that bold. But I expect Jones to back up last week’s career-best performance with another big game against the Lions.
The Lions’ run defense has been disappointing in their opening four games. They’ve given up an average of 124.8 yards on the ground per game and a total of five rushing touchdowns.
Even more concerning for Lions head coach Matt Patricia is how his team has been burned by running backs in the passing game. According to Pro Football Reference, the Lions have allowed 279 receiving yards and a touchdown to running backs this season, which is fifth-most in the NFL.
But it’s also important to note that the Lions have played one fewer game, making it important to look at the average number of yards per game. Detroit is allowing 69.75 receiving yards to running backs per game, which is second-most in the NFL.
In the past two games, Jones has made 13 receptions for 112 yards. He’s taken on a significant role in Matt LaFleur’s offense and is beginning to contribute as a receiver.
Given the Lions’ struggles against running backs so far this season, Jones could be set for another multiple-touchdown performance.