The Green Bay Packers have relied on the run game behind running back Aaron Jones recently. Maybe, not as much as Packers fans would like so far this season. But after their Week 4 win against the New England Patriots, Aaron Jones has made some history and moved up in the record books.
.@Showtyme_33 rushed for 110 yards on 16 carries in Sunday's win, his 11th career 100-yard rushing game on 20 or fewer attempts.
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) October 3, 2022
Packers RB Aaron Jones Moves Past Jim Taylor
With Aaron Jones’ stats after the Week 4 win, he moves into some elite company. Jim Taylor played for the Packers from 1958-66 during the Vince Lombardi era. In 1961, Taylor carried the ball 243 times for 1,307 yards and 15 touchdowns. This was when the “Packers Sweep” came into motion.
The year before, Taylor rushed the ball 230 times for 1,101 yards and 11 touchdowns. Jim Taylor was known as the short yardage “fullback” or halfback in those days. In 1962, Taylor was the primary running back as Paul Hornung missed most of the regular season due to injury. He became the first player to have five 1,000 yard rushing seasons, while also catching passes out of the backfield later on in his playing career.
In his final season, Taylor caught a career high 41 passes as he became the career rushing leader after Jim Brown retired from the league. The Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl I during the 1966 NFL season.
Aaron Jones Rushing Stats
On Sunday, Packers running back Aaron Jones had 16 carries for 110 yards against the Patriots. This was his 11th time in his career with over 100 yards rushing. Since his rookie year in 2017, he has rushed for 4,490 yards. Jones is the workhorse for the Packers running game ahead of AJ Dillon. Aaron Jones is a quick, elusive, and shifty runner. He has the ability to escape past defenses with his moves and burst off of the line of scrimmage.
The Packers still have more football left to play in 2022. But if Aaron Jones can continue his streak, he could be on the way to breaking more records, and move even higher up in the history books. There is a reason why fans of the Packers want #33 to be given the ball more. It helps the offensive production, and provides more balance.
The Green Bay Packers face the New York Giants in London on October 9th at 9:30 am ET.