Packers: Top five performances in divisional round vs. Rams

Green Bay Packers, Rashan Gary, Kenny Clark (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) /

2. Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, AJ Dillon

Stat line: 191 rushing yards, 1 TD, 1 catch, 14 yards

As the ignitors for the Packers’ offense, Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams and AJ Dillon did a superb job against a very stout Rams front.

Jones led the way with 99 yards on 14 carries, good enough for a 7.1 yards per carry average. He also got the offense going right out of halftime with a huge 60-yard run capped off with a touchdown.

When Jones needed a breather, Williams picked up right where he left off. Williams added in another 65 yards on 12 carries.

Matt LaFleur also added another new wrinkle to his offense playing Jones and Dillon (six carries for 27 yards) together in the backfield. Jones would then go in motion with Dillon taking the hand-offs. This is something the Packers could do even more off of moving forward.

Should Jones motion out and take a linebacker with him, the box will be light and the 250-pound Dillon can hammer through for big gains or Rodgers could take advantage of the matchup and hit Jones in the passing game the way the Packers did against the Chiefs in their 2019 contest.

This game was the first all season we got to see the three-headed monster work. Jones, Williams, and Dillon all missed time at one point due to injury. If Dillon’s thigh injury isn’t serious, the three of them can and, I think will, have continued success for as long as the Packers are still playing.