Three takeaways from Packers’ win vs. Lions in Week 6
1. Jamaal Williams makes big return
Aaron Jones had a big day in Dallas last week, but the Packers missed Jamaal Williams in the loss to the Eagles two weeks ago, and Matt LaFleur must’ve been delighted to have him back in this game.
And Williams made a huge impact in his return game, rushing 14 times for 104 yards at an incredible average of 7.4 yards per carry. He also caught four passes for 32 yards and a touchdown.
Jones is a more explosive runner than Williams, but Williams has been a consistent and underrated part of the Packers’ backfield in recent years. He’s made some key plays so far this season.
Williams forms a strong 1-2 punch in the backfield with Jones, but he’s also a consistent pass catcher and good in pass protection. That’s the key to earning more snaps. Williams’ past two games (against the Broncos and Lions) have been particularly impressive.
Green Bay’s run game made a slow start to the season, but we’ve now seen consecutive strong performances on the ground by this offense. Jones was the star of the show last week, but Williams made a big impact in his first game back in Week 6.
The running game continues to improve, and both Williams and Jones have stepped up with Davante Adams out.