- After the game, Packers fans found themselves asking which Aaron is more important for the second half of the season...Aaron Rodgers or Aaron Jones
The star of the show Sunday night was second year running back Aaron Jones.
He ran for a career high of 145 yards and two touchdowns to lead the offense.
Not only did Jones bust out his best moves to push the Packers back to .500, he played his heart out for his family.
"I ran to the sideline and said hey coach this is my first time scoring two touchdowns in the NFL haha," Jones said.
That's what Aaron Jones did right after his first two touchdown performance tonight. But those TD's meant much more than just points. Jones was nominated for the Salute to Service award in honor of his parents who have over five combined decades of service to this country.
"It means a lot. I didn't tell anyone this but I made this game for my parents so now I got two touchdown balls to give both of them so it works out, it's a blessing," Jones said.
Jones added a career long 67-yarder that gave him 96 yards on four carries alone…just in the first quarter.He said he couldn't have done that without the big men on the offensive line.
"It all starts up front. They did a good job of covering those guys up front and made it easy for me," Jones said.
QB Aaron Rodgers agreed.
"He got going, he really did. He is a really good back slasher, fast and tough to take down," Rodgers said.
The team proved tonight that this Packers offense can be dangerous on the ground too.
"I just think it opens up the pass game and play action, you can see safeties rolling down in the box and that leaves it open to go over the top," Jones said.
Getting another taste of victory made players excited to get back on the road.
"We wanted to get that momentum rolling and there's no better place to do it than Lambeau," Jones said.
But the offense didn't do it alone.The Packers defense got two takeaways and five sacks on Brock Osweiler.
The team gets Monday to rest before going to Seattle on Tuesday.