6 biggest takeaways from Packers’ overtime win vs. Patriots in Week 4
Packers continue to win on the ground
Let’s end on a positive, which is the Packers’ rushing offense.
Give Aaron Jones opportunities, and he will deliver. Matt LaFleur learned from Week 1, when Jones only had eight touches, as he has been heavily involved ever since.
Jones dominated again on Sunday, rushing for 110 yards on 16 carries, averaging 6.9 yards per attempt.
AJ Dillon also ran hard with 73 yards on 17 attempts, averaging a healthy 4.3 yards per attempt.
Rookie wide receiver Christian Watson also got involved with a 15-yard rushing touchdown. The Packers are finding ways to get him the ball in space, where he can use his speed to make big plays. This was an example of that.
In total, Green Bay piled up 199 yards and a touchdown on the ground from 35 attempts, working out at an average of 5.7 yards per carry.
The Packers picked up 27 yards on the ground in their game-winning drive in overtime.
The passing game remains a work in progress. There have been good moments, but no consistency at picking up yards through the air. But the ground game has delivered time and again for the Packers this season.
While they figure things out in the passing game, it’s great to have a dominant running back duo to lean on.