Aaron Jones: I’d put money on me or AJ Dillon getting two yards if Packers had run it

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Packers running back Aaron Jones wanted his team to run the ball in a key moment on Sunday, when two straight incompletions ended the Packers’ last, best chance.

With 1:11 remaining on Sunday, the Packers faced third-and-1 at the Giants’ 6-yard line, while trailing 27-20. They appeared to be set to score a touchdown and send the game to overtime, but that isn’t what happened. Instead, an Aaron Rodgers pass was batted down at the line of scrimmage on third-and-1, and then another Rodgers pass was batted down on fourth-and-1, and the Giants got the ball and the win.

Jones said afterward that if the Packers had just handed off, they would have picked up the first down.

“I’d put my money on giving me or AJ Dillon two downs to get two yards, I’d put my money on it,” Jones said. “At the same time, I’m not the quarterback, so I don’t know what A-Rod’s seeing, and they made a good defensive play to bat it down. So we just go back to the drawing board, put our heads down and keep working.”

The play calling was surprising, and the result was a surprising loss for the Packers.

13 responses to “Aaron Jones: I’d put money on me or AJ Dillon getting two yards if Packers had run it

  1. I completely agree with Dillon… But unfortunately you are led by the largest ego in the league…

  2. Jones is right.

    On that very drive, Jones had runs of 6, 8, 7 and 2 yards, or an average of nearly 6 yards per touch. Rogers had 4 incompletions on that drive.

    But Rogers’ ego needed the glory of a pass to get the first down/touchdown.

    We all know that AR’s ego is more important than a “W” for the team.

  3. If they had run and not gotten it the other Aaron would be chirping instead saying there is no way he could be stopped with two plays to get it.

  4. I wonder whether or not Rodgers didn’t change the play, both times! His ego probably couldn’t handle someone else getting the “credit” for the win!

  5. The play calling on the last 2 series was rediculous.

    Jones couldn’t be more right.

  6. Oh boy, this is TOO good. Offense got SKUNKED in the 2nd half, it wasn’t just about those 2 plays.

  7. I’d put money on Rodgers not being happy with Jones 2nd guessing him in the media. After all rodgers thinks he is the only one who gets to call out teammates in the media

  8. AJ Dillon was 38 for 48 on short yardage conversions (3 yards or less) last year.. 79.1%

    He’s 8 for 11 so far this year.

  9. He probably is right. Honestly the blame should fall on Rodgers. He has appeared dis-interested and played crappy ever since he got that fat contract. His decision making at the end of the game yesterday is the reason Green Bay lost.

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