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After big game, Jones gives Packers another red zone option

After big game, Jones gives Packers another red zone option

But perhaps the plan they used Sunday to beat the Miami Dolphins - a whole lot of speedy running back Aaron Jones - will be the one they take with them when they hop on a plane to Seattle nearly exactly 48 hours after they wrapped up their 31-12 victory at Lambeau Field. The win evened the Packers record at 4-4-1.

"It puts the defense in a bind; it puts them to where they've got to load up that box and it allows us to have more opportunities outside", said Adams, who has seen increased double-teams this season.

Miami started one drive at midfield after recovering Tramon Williams' fumbled punt return.

Gase said the team believed they could win on Sunday despite so many injuries, not including the ones that happened during the game.

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Dolphins rookie kicker Jason Sanders had a busy afternoon, but so did Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Answering touchdowns with field goals doesn't take you down the path to victory. The last, pulled Miami to within 14-12. The Packers' passing game will take off over the final seven games if Jones can continually put the offense in favorable down-and-distances.

They can thank the emergence of second-year running back Aaron Jones, who is carving up defenses on first down like no other runner. 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. But Jones' career day showed he needs to be at least an equal partner with Rodgers if the Packers are going to smooth out their offense and make a run at a playoff berth. Rodgers finished 19 of 28 with the two scores for a rating of 112.1. Adams gained 57 on his 4 receptions. On the opening series, he had two rushes for 27 yards and two catches for 27 yards. Osweiler completed 23 of 37 for 213 yards and the interception for a rating of 66.6. The bye comes at a ideal time for the Dolphins, who were without starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill and three starting offensive linemen, including tackles Laremy Tunsil and Ja'Wuan James. Miami had 294 yards of total offense, an admirable effort given that they were missing three starting offensive linemen.

Jones has also used first down to produce several of his biggest plays. This came after the Dolphins successfully converted a fake punt with a 14 yard run up the middle.