Green Bay Packers running back AJ Dillon has missed the last two days of practice because of a neck and thumb injury. On Friday, Dillon missed practice for the third consecutive day with those injuries and it appears as if he won’t be playing on Sunday against the Chicago Bears (7-9).
This is not good news for the Packers and he has been dealing with injuries over the last several weeks. AJ Dillon this season has rushed for 613 yards on 178 carries and two touchdowns. He has also averaged 3.0 yards per carry. Dillon has caught 22 passes for 223 yards receiving and zero touchdowns this season. He has also averaged 10.1 per reception this season.
They will miss him as the number two running back this weekend. Patrick Taylor Jr. would most likely be the number two running back on Sunday. It will be interesting to see how much play time he would get against Chicago, assuming Dillon gets ruled out.
Green Bay Packers AJ Dillon Getting Possibly Ruled Out Against the Chicago Bears Means that Aaron Jones Should Get All of the Carries
With Dillon possibly being ruled out on Sunday against Chicago, Aaron Jones needs to play as many snaps as possible in a must-win game. The only way Patrick Taylor Jr. should see the field on Sunday is if Jones gets hurt or if he needs a quicker breather. Other than that, Aaron Jones needs to see at least all of the snaps on offense in the backfield and also get at least 30 carries depending on how the game is going.
Jones rushed for 120 yards on 20 carries last week against the Minnesota Vikings and averaged 6.0 yards per carry. He will need to have another big game against Chicago. The last time they played the Bears in Week 1, Aaron Jones rushed for 41 yards on nine carries and a touchdown and also had two receptions for 86 yards receiving and a score.