Packers: Top five performers from bye-clinching win vs. Lions

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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones
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2. Aaron Jones

With no Jamaal Williams to help ease the load, Aaron Jones had to take on the workhorse role and do most of the heavy-lifting. Jones gave us all a good scare late in the second quarter when it looked like he hurt his hand. He got help on the field and spent time on the sideline getting his hand looked at before returning on the last drive of the half.

Thankfully, all appears to be well with Jones and it was nothing more than just a scare.

Like the rest of the team, Jones really got it going in the second half. Although he wasn’t able to add a touchdown to tie or break the franchise single-season touchdown record, Jones did have another 100-yard rushing day.

Jones finished with 100 yards on 25 carries while also chipping in two catches for 43 yards.

Jones’ biggest play of the game had to be his 31-yard catch-and-run to set up the game-winning field goal.

The play looked like it might be doomed form the get-go as the Lions broke through the line and got pressure on Rodgers. Rodgers somehow found a way to escape the rush and get the ball to Jones. Jones took it the rest of the way from there.

Jones will finish the year with 1,084 rushing yards with 16 touchdowns and 49 receptions for 474 yards with three more touchdowns.