Jones Scores 3 TD’s as Green Bay rolls past Detroit in Home Opener


Green Bay 42, Detroit 21

–Aaron Jones ran for 168 yards and two touchdowns, and caught a third score as the Packers rolled past the Lions at an empty Lambeau Field in the home opener on Sunday afternoon. 

Green Bay fell behind 14-3 after the first quarter, but surged back thanks to a pair of touchdown passes from Aaron Rodgers, one to Jones and one to tight end Robert Tonyan, to build a 17-14 halftime lead. Jones scored on the first play of the third quarter on a 75-yard run, and capped the scoring for the Packers in the 4th quarter on a 14-yard run. 

Rodgers completed 18 of 30 passes for 240 yards and the two scores. Jones led the Packers in both rushing and receiving (4 catches for 68 yards) in Sunday’s win. The Packers lost top receiver Davante Adams to a hamstring injury midway through the game, the team said he was “questionable” to return and his status is currently unknown. 

Green Bay travels to New Orleans for Sunday Night Football next week. 

Other NFC North Scores: 

Chicago 17, NY Giants 13

–Mitchell Trubisky threw for two touchdowns as the Bears improved to 2-0 on the season. Chicago travels to Atlanta on Sunday. 

Indianapolis 28, Minnesota 11

–Philip Rivers threw for 214 yards and a touchdown in the win for the Colts. Former Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor scored his first NFL touchdown in the game, finishing with 101 yards rushing on 26 carries. Kirk Cousins threw for just 113 yards and was intercepted three times in the loss for the Vikings, who fell to 0-2 on the season. Minnesota hosts Tennessee on Sunday.