Aaron Rogers overtook John Elway to finish 10th on his passing yards list of all time throwing 255 and four touchdowns, leading the Green Bay Packers to win back the Detroit Lions; three of his hits in the end zone went to Aaron Jones, who also rushed to the touchdown.
Aaron Jones caught three of Aaron Rogers’ four touchdown passes and raced for a different score, while the Green Bay Packers beat the Detroit Lions 35-17 at Lambo Field to retaliate against their first week defeat to the New Orleans Saints.
Jones became the first packer to make three touchdown passes in a game following Andy Uram’s match against the Chicago Cardinals in 1942, breaking 67 yards from 17 carries and making six interceptions for 48 yards.
Lions quarterback Jared Goff made 13 of his first 14 assists, but the Lions (0-2) had a 17-14 lead at half-time before the end of the match. He finished 26 of 36 for 246 yards, connecting touchdown passes with Quintez Sefus and T.J. Hawkenson, as well as throwing an interception and losing a fumble.
“I think now, even more than when I started playing, there is so much acute reaction happening every week,” Rogers said. “So it’s nice to go out, perform well and get away from the trolls for at least a week.”
During the celebration following one of his four landings, Jones lost the necklace he wears with a small black soccer ball containing the ashes of his late father, Alvin Jones, Sr., who passed away on April 8.
“I think the team on site is going to go over there and watch right now,” Jones said. “But if there was a place to lose him, this is where my father would like me to lose him, so I know he is smiling.”
It was a night for Aaron, with Rogers looking back at himself MVP with a clinical night in the red zone and Jones proved useful again in Matt Lafler’s offense after the Packers had just 43 yards against the Saints in their first week.
Packers wide receiver Davante Adams meanwhile, he started his season with eight 121 yard traps, including a 50 yard reception from the third bottom to boost the home team’s lead early in the second half.