Five Packers to watch vs. Redskins in Week 14 matchup
By Jesse Fry
2. Aaron Jones
After a red hot start to the 2019 season, Aaron Jones has cooled a little bit. Jones has been taken out of the last two games against the Giants and 49ers and had nowhere near the level of production he had during the first 10 games.
The Packers should have holes to work with in the run game. Despite having three solid starters on the defensive line, the Redskins rank in the bottom third of the league. The inside zone had been working previously and should be a staple in Sunday’s game.
Where the difference in production will be is how Jones is used in the pass game.
Coach Matt LaFleur showed ingenuity in the way he got Jones into space during Davante Adams‘ absence. Now he has to show he can create opportunities when defenses catch up to what he was doing.
Last year while the offensive coordinator for Tennessee, LaFleur hit his stride as a play-caller during the last quarter of the season, making a strong run towards the playoffs before falling just short in Week 17.
During that time, he figured out how to best use Derrick Henry and road him for a stretch of four wins. Let’s hope he can find the same type of rhythm for Jones and get this team on a roll heading into the final weeks.