After big game, Jones gives Packers another red zone option


For years, Rodgers has said his goal is to go 8-0 at home and at least split on the road to go 12-4.

Virtually by himself, he staked the Packers to a 14-3 lead.

To start the next drive, Mike McCarthy stuck with the hot hand at running back - a philosophy he subscribes to when it comes to rushing the ball - and Jones entered the game once again. Jones, however, has rushed for 494 yards (compared to 270 for Williams) on a league-best 6.8-yard average.

Aaron Rodgers, a Chico, Calif., native, reflected on the wildfires raging across the state after the Packers' 31-12 win against the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

The bleeding from Los Angeles and New England road trips has been stopped but will the transfusion from beating a Miami team that played nowhere near what a 5-5 club should look like, be enough to give the Packers the strength to go on another late season run?

In fact, Green Bay is looking pretty banged up heading into Week 10's crucial matchup at home.

Rodgers was sacked only twice and while he did have to scramble at times, he usually had an escape lane and turned a few pressures into productive scrambles. "When you come out running the ball like that, it sets up the play-action and it takes the pressure off 12 (Rodgers) having to sit back here and work so hard". For a while, the Dolphins still moved the ball effectively, especially early in the game.

"Kicking field goals ain't going to beat the Packers".

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Here's an wonderful stat: Jones has gained 317 yards on 39 attempts on 1st-and-10 this season, good for an average of 8.1 yards per carry.

The Packers' success continued whenever Jones was in the game, although he did have two false start penalties called against him. Green Bay took advantage of the field position gift and marched 60 yards in just 2:10 to push their lead back up to nine. Mike Pettine knew that Miami had to pass on nearly every down and he was able to devise blitz packages to exert consistent pressure on Brock Osweiler for the remainder of the game.

The Green Bay Packers hosted the Miami Dolphins on Sunday afternoon at Lambeau Field in Green Bay.

The injury-riddled Miami Dolphins still managed to generate plenty of scoring opportunities against the Green Bay Packers.

Situational football - red zone and third down - has been troublesome for Green Bay's offense all season.

Packers: A defense already missing CB Kevin King (hamstring) lost two more starters in the first half when S Kentrell Brice departed with an ankle injury and linebacker Nick Perry limped off with a knee injury. Brown hit him from behind negating the play. Rodgers finished 19 of 28 with the two scores for a rating of 112.1.

The Dolphins haven't been good on offense all season and there's no denying that.