The Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings will kick off on Sunday Night in an epic rivalry showdown. The Packers will be fighting to keep their hold on the NFC’s top seed while the Vikings fight for their playoff lives. A loss to the Packers will essentially eliminate the Vikings from playoff contention after Minnesota fell to the Rams 30-23 this past Sunday. As the Packers’ offense tries to get back on track after a disappointing performance in Green Bay’s 24-22 win over Cleveland, there are two milestones within reach for two Packers players. One for Aaron Jones, the others for Davante Adams.
Aaron Jones Can Move to Fifth on the Packers’ All-Time Rushing List
Just watching Aaron Jones the last few weeks has convinced many that a monster game is on the horizon for him.
He will not need a monster game, though, to move into fifth place on the Packers’ all-time rushing list. Jones is currently sixth with 4,087 yards. He is just 57 yards away from passing Ryan Grant (4,143) for fifth in Packers history. Jones is also 111 rushing yards away from passing Hall of Famer Tony Canadeo (4,197) for fourth.
In other words, a slightly average game will get Jones into the top five. A really good game in which the Packers roll right over the Vikings will get him up to fourth all time in the history of the Packers franchise.
Davante Adams Is Chasing His Own Record
With 10 receptions on Christmas Day, Davante Adams brought his total for 2021 to 106. That is already the fifth highest single season total in Packers history. There are two games left to play. With 10 more receptions against the Vikings, Adams will break his own record of 115 receptions in a season. He set that record last year.
There are some who might say, “Well of course he broke the record. He had an extra game.” With the NFL season expanded to 17 games, it stands to reason records set in 16-game seasons may fall. However, it should be noted that Adams did miss the Arizona Cardinals’ game. If he does play the remaining two games of this season, it will be the first time he’s played 16 games since 2016.
Davante Adams Could Become the Fourth Packers WR with 8,000 Yards
With 7,930 career receiving yards, Davante Adams already has the fifth highest total of any player in Green Bay Packers history. With 70 more yards, he would join Donald Drive, James Lofton, and Sterling Sharpe as the only players in franchise history to reach 8,000 yards. Sharpe’s career total of 8,134 is well within reach if Adams puts together two 100+ yard games to end the season.
Also within reach for Adams is the Packers’ single-season receiving yards record. Jordy Nelson set the record with 1,519 in 2014. With 1,362, Adams is 157 yards away from tying it. He could get very close with a monster game against a week Minnesota secondary.