1. Aaron Jones
How can you not start with Aaron Jones? Jones got the scoring started, scored the decisive touchdown and was the man to put the game away. Jones also had the game-highs in receptions (seven), receiving yards (159), and rushing yards (67), all while scoring two touchdowns.
Coach LaFleur did an amazing job of putting Jones and his running mate (more on him in a bit) Jamaal Williams in position to win this game for the Packers.
He schemed plays to get Jones one-on-one with a linebacker in the passing game time after time. Jones averaged an impressive 22.7 yards per catch on the night, helping fill the void of an injured Davante Adams.
Seeing Jones split out wide or in the slot was a bit of a surprise. Seeing how he produced when in those roles was even more shocking. Jones motioned out wide for his 50-yard reception in the first quarter and was lined up in the slot when he took a bubble screen 67 yards for the game-winning touchdown.
Jones ended his impressive day by melting away the final five minutes of the game, finding holes and gashing the Chiefs on the ground. He then put the final nail in the coffin lined up out wide against a linebacker and getting the first down after the two-minute warning.
The Packers will have to balance Jones’ workload while keeping him a focal point. Jones finished the last two seasons on injured reserve with knee injuries and has become too vital a piece to miss any extended time.
Luckily for the Packers, they have a second capable back to share the load…