Green Bay Packers: 5 Bold predictions vs. Lions, Week 6

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2. RB Aaron Jones tallies over 125 yards from scrimmage

Head coach Matt LaFleur found the best way to be successful on offense in the Packers’ 34-24 victory over the Cowboys this past Sunday: Just feed the ball to running back Aaron Jones. Jones had a career-high 182 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns against Dallas.

The Packers will need to rely on Jones again on Monday, especially if Davante Adams is out. Unfortunately for Green Bay, Detroit has one of the best run-stuffing defensive tackle duos in the league in A’Shawn Robinson and Damon Harrison. Despite that, the Lions have been poor overall in run defense, allowing 4.8 yards per carry this season.

Because of that, Jones should have little issues running the ball; the only caveat being whether center Corey Linsley clears concussion protocol. If Linsley can’t go, backup Lucas Patrick would get the start. Patrick was great in pass-protection against the Cowboys in relief of Linsley, allowing zero pressures, but he was very poor in run-blocking.

Even if Jones can’t get much going in the running game, he’s shown the ability to be a threat as a pass-catcher. Jones was Green Bay’s leading receiver last week, posting seven catches for 75 yards. He should have no problems recording 125 scrimmage yards in this one.