Packers: Five players key to victory in Week 11 vs. Colts

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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones
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3. Aaron Jones

This game will be strength-on-strength. Green Bay’s offense versus Indianapolis’ defense. The engine that makes the Packers go is number 33.

Aaron Jones saw 18 touches (13 carries and five catches) in the Packers’ win versus Jacksonville but may need to see more. If Adams is limited at all, Jones will need to play a larger role for the team to win.

The team seems content limiting Jones’ touches as much as possible to save him for later in the season, but if you really want a measuring stick to see where you’re at, let him go and get as many touches as he needs for the team to win the game.

With Jones back to full health, I’d like to see the Packers get back to using him and Jamaal Williams on the field at the same time. Each is a capable runner as well as a receiver out of the backfield. It’s a wrinkle I love of Matt LaFleur’s and disguises the offenses’ intentions well.

When both are the field, the Colts have to respect both the run and pass and with play-action, Aaron Rodgers can gain an extra second to find an open receiver.

The Colts do have a fast and athletic linebacker corps that can hang with Jones and Williams, but if LaFleur can get Jones going early and often, it won’t matter how good they are as Jones has shown time and again he can get free from the best of them.