Packers: Five standout performances from Week 12 win vs. Bears

Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /
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Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones
Green Bay Packers, Aaron Jones (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) /

4/5. Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams

Stat line: 34 attempts, 163 yards, 1 TD 

Aaron Rodgers had four touchdown passes to four different receivers. Robert Tonyan was the Packers’ leading receiver, and although Davante Adams didn’t put up the numbers he usually does, he caught a touchdown pass for the sixth consecutive game and was still spectacular.

But, it’s hard to overlook the production coming out of the backfield.

Yes, the O-line opened huge holes for them to run through. These two players still broke arm tackles, juked defenders and were constantly falling forward when they were taken down.

What is odd in the production is there wasn’t much in the way of stats in the passing game. But that does not mean their impact wasn’t felt. Chuck Pagano went to blitzes when his front four couldn’t get to Rodgers, and Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams were there to pick them up.

Jones and Williams have been a formidable duo all season long and that will play larger as the season continues.

Barring injury, the run game will only get stronger. AJ Dillon should be back soon as well as Tyler Ervin. Each player will add a different dimension for the offense we haven’t been able to see much of because of COVID and injury.

If there is another gear to hit for the Packers offense, finding it late in the season isn’t the worst thing in the world. In fact, it can boost the Packers even more, giving teams a few more un-scouted looks heading into bigger games as well as the playoffs.

One last thing to get excited about is the dry run the Packers did for the possibility of letting fans into Lambeau this season.

It was a small crowd, only about 300 people, but any lift the Packers could have heading into the stretch run the better.

As the calendar turns to December, now is the time to get hot. Players are coming back and we just saw what it looks like when the Packers have their full arsenal — 72 points in two weeks against top-10 defenses is nothing to scoff at even if one game was a loss and the other was missing a key piece.

Next up are the Philadelphia Eagles who, despite their record, still have everything to play for. The NFC East is a mess and they still stand with a very good shot of being a division winner and hosting a playoff home game.

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