Packers: Five players to watch in divisional round vs. Seahawks

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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /

2. Aaron Jones

It’s the playoffs and the stars have to shine. There has been no brighter shining star for the Packers this season than Aaron Jones.

The offense has peaked and stalled as Jones has. These types of comments are usually reserved for Aaron Rodgers. But, this year, Jones has been the one to make the offense go. I don’t expect that to change much here.

After a bye week, the Packers can get going in a hurry with Jones getting a bulk of the work early. If he can get a few long runs and get consistent gains on the ground, the passing game will open up for Rodgers and the rest of the offense.

Even if Seattle has success against the run early, Coach LaFleur must stick with and allow the team time to get going.

Should the gains on the ground not be to the Packers’ liking, getting Jones the ball on quick pass plays or out against a linebacker, should help move the ball. Whatever they have to do, just get him the ball.

This is the reason Jones’ touches were monitored during the season, to keep him fresh for now.

In the playoffs, the best players bring it no matter the attention they get. I have no doubt Jones will too.