After AJ Dillon’s injury, Packers quarterback Aaron Jones had some harsh words for him.
On Sunday night, AJ Dillon was faced with a significant challenge when Green Bay Packers star running back Aaron Jones suffered a knee injury and was forced to leave the game.
However, as Jones’ night came to a close, he turned to his running mate on the sideline and gave him one last order against Seattle.
“When he exited the game for the first time, he looked at me and said, ‘Get the job done.’
In the postgame on November 14, Dillon told reporters, ‘Finish it off.’
“He’s on the team like my older brother.”
I adore him, so it meant a lot to me for him to put his faith in me.
I wanted to finish it for him and the team, so we all worked together to get it done.”
Dillon made it look easy against the Seahawks in the fourth quarter, scoring on each of the Packers’ next two drives en route to a 17-0 victory.
He rushed for a total of 66 yards and added 62 yards receiving on two catches, including one that he took 50 yards down the left sideline to set up his second trip to the end zone of the night.
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November 15, 2021 — IKE Packers Podcast (@IKE_Packers)
With Jones set to miss some time, the Packers will need more of the same from Dillon in the future.
Jones suffered a “mild MCL sprain” in the Packers’ win over the Seahawks, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, and while he won’t have to go on injured reserve, he’ll be out for one or two weeks.
Given that the Packers still have two games before their bye week, Jones may not return until Week 14 at home against Chicago on December 12.
The good news is that Dillon appears to be up to the task.
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