3 winners (and 2 losers) for Packers in stunning Week 3 win vs. Saints

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Loser: AJ Dillon

Green Bay's rushing attack failed to get going without Aaron Jones again, and it was another disappointing performance from AJ Dillon.

Dillon had 11 carries for 33 yards, averaging only three yards per attempt. In the Packers' opening three games, Dillon now has just 107 rushing yards from 37 attempts, an average of 2.7 yards per carry. The Packers need more from their veteran running back.

It certainly wasn't all on Dillon. Like last week, some of the blocking up front was poor. But there's no doubt that Dillon isn't playing well enough.

With the Packers chasing the game in the fourth quarter, Patrick Taylor started getting snaps ahead of Dillon. Taylor made an impact as a receiver, catching three of four targets for 23 yards.

Most notably, the Packers had Taylor in the game with four opportunities to score from the Saints' 2-yard line. Taylor had one carry before Jordan Love ran it in himself. It felt like the perfect situation for Dillon, needing just two yards to score, but the Packers kept him off the field.

Aaron Jones could return in Week 4 against the Detroit Lions, but the Packers need more production from their backup running backs. It was another disappointing performance from Dillon.