The Green Bay Packers should use running backs Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon often this weekend as they host the 4-5 Los Angeles Chargers. Los Angeles lost to the Detroit Lions 41-38 last week due to the Lions’ rushing attack. The Chargers have the second-worst defense in the NFL by giving up 393.2 yards per game and also have given up 102.0 yards per game rushing.
Last week, David Montgomery rushed for 116 yards on 12 carries and one touchdown for Detroit and Jahmyr Gibbs rushed for 77 yards on 14 carries and two touchdowns. The Chargers defense has been gashed weekly on the ground this season and the Green Bay Packers need to make sure they pay once again this week.
Los Angeles has given up over 400 yards of total offense in several games this season. A week ago against the Pittsburgh Steelers, AJ Dillon rushed for 70 yards on nine carries. Aaron Jones also rushed for 35 yards on 13 carries. Green Bay would love to see those numbers go up in the rushing game against the Chargers as long as it resulted in a win for them.
Will see what the game plan is this week for head coach Matt LaFleur and company against them.
The Green Bay Packers Game Plan is a Failure If They Don’t Run the Ball 40 times with Aaron Jones and AJ Dillon This Weekend
Green Bay needs to make sure Jones gets about 20-25 touches this week in the ground game and Dillon gets 15-20 touches in the ground game as well. No offense to quarterback Jordan Love, who actually played a much better game last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers and may need to hand off the football 40 times this week against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Love should not throw it more than 20-25 times this week, but he will need to be efficient with the passing game since the Chargers are not good in the defensive passing game either here. It would feel like a failure if LaFlauer doesn’t give his running backs tons of work against the Los Angeles Chargers’ horrendous defense.
AJ Dillon has rushed for 376 yards on 103 carries and one touchdown this season, along with averaging 3.7 yards per carry. As for Aaron Jones, he has rushed for 231 yards on 62 carries and two touchdowns, along with averaging 3.7 yards per carry.
Other teams have had no problem running the football at will against them this season. In order for the Green Bay Packers to win this week, they are going to have to win by running it 40 times. If they do that and it doesn’t work, then it wasn’t for a lack of trying.