Aaron Jones' big day on the ground helps propel Packers to 31-12 victory over Dolphins
Aaron Jones had a career-day for the Green Bay Packers on Sunday. His 145 yards rushing and two touchdowns helped his team easily defeat the Miami Dolphins 31-12 at home.
The Packers never trailed on Sunday, holding the Dolphins to four field goals.
Up 7-3 late in the first quarter, Jones took the first play of the Packers' drive and ran it for 67 yards. Two plays later he was in the end zone with his first touchdown.
The Dolphins did get within two points at 14-12, but a kick out of bounds gave the Packers a short field for quarterback Aaron Rodgers and Jones to work with. In just five plays and 2:10, the Packers were back in the end zone with a 10-yard run by Jones, his second of the day.
In all, Jones ran 15 times for 145 yards, a 9.7-yard average. He added three catches for 27 yards.
When the Dolphins tried to make a late comeback, the Packers came up with some timely stops and sacks.
Dolphins' quarterback Brock Osweiler was efficient, going 23-37 for 213 yards, but he had no touchdowns and did throw a costly interception.
Jones' big day was the attention-grabber for fans, but Rodgers was very efficient too. The veteran quarterback was 19-28 for 199 yards and two touchdowns. He did not throw an interception.
The Packers are back to .500. They will have a short week of practice before taking on the Seattle Seahawks on the road Thursday night.