Bengals: 3 offensive Packers who can ruin Week 5
By Kristen Wong
3. Aaron Jones
Running back Aaron Jones could lay waste to the entire Bengals’ defense in a single quarter.
Jones currently shares the Packers’ backfield with A.J. Dillon, but he’s the more talented of the two and the one the Packers will rely on more often to get to the end zone.
Through four weeks, Jones has posted a respectable 206 rushing yards on 56 carries with an average of 3.7 yards per carry. Yet Jones is currently tied in the league for touchdowns (5) and 10th in receptions, which makes him arguably the most versatile RB the Bengals have seen yet.
In the passing game, Jones has 126 yards on 13 receptions and a 92.9 catch percentage, and it’s difficult to say if Cincinnati is well-prepared enough to face a double-edged talent like Jones.
Cincinnati has allowed 374 rushing yards so far this season, averaging 93.5 rushing yards per game. That places them roughly in the top third of the league, but then again, aside from a healthy Dalvin Cook dosage in Week 1, the running backs they’ve played against haven’t been elite.
Aaron Jones is elite, and he also has a good track record against AFC opponents.
In 13 games played versus AFC teams, Jones has recorded nine touchdowns and averaged 5.0 yards per carry and 11.9 yards per reception.
Jones will test just how tall the Bengals’ defensive line stands, and come Sunday, he could be the force that knocks them all over like dominoes.