On “Monday Night Football,” the Green Bay Packers hosted the Los Angeles Rams in frigid conditions at Lambeau Field.
The Packers, who were 5-8 coming into the contest, badly needed a win to keep their faint playoff hopes alive, and they got what they needed by defeating Baker Mayfield’s crew 24-12.
So often this season, Green Bay looked very anemic offensively, and although it wasn’t exactly impressive on Monday, it looked respectable enough to get a big victory.
Aaron Rodgers may not be what he was just last season when he won his second straight league MVP award, but he got the job done.
Rodgers Directed The Packers’ Attack
The future Hall of Famer’s passing accuracy is down this season, as are several of his other main numbers, but against L.A. he completed 22 of 30 passes and was able to put up 229 yards, along with one touchdown pass to running back Aaron Jones.
Jones finished with 90 yards on the ground and 36 yards in the air, and his touchdown late in the third quarter put the game out of reach.
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Before that, his backfield partner took control of the proceedings.
Dillon has been considered second on the Packers’ running back depth chart behind Jones, but on Monday, he became a prime offensive threat for them.
He only ran for 36 yards, but he scored their first two touchdowns of the game, allowing them to take a 17-6 lead midway through the third quarter.
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With the win, the Packers are now just 1.5 games behind the Washington Commanders for the final wild-card playoff spot in the NFC.