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NFC North Standings

Team Conf Overall
7-2-0 9-3-0
4-4-0 5-7-0
2-5-0 4-8-0
1-7-0 1-10-1

2021 Rushing

STATS ATT YDS AVG TD LNG
Regular Season 128 543 4.2 2 36

Top A.J. Dillon News

  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Maintains role as lead back

    Dillon recorded 20 carries for 69 yards in Sunday's 36-28 win over the Rams. He added five receptions for 21 yards and a touchdown.

    Dillon saw 14 carries in the second half of the game as the Packers looked to run out the clock on a lead, and he out-carried Aaron Jones 20-10 as a result. Despite that impressive volume, the most notable part of Dillon's production was his work as a receiver. He recorded the first receiving touchdown of his career midway through the third quarter and now has four or more receptions in three of his last four games. After the contest, coach Matt LaFleur called the backfield "a 1A and 1B" situation according to Matt Schneidman of The Athletic, so all indications suggest the Dillon will remain heavily involved in the offense even with the return of Jones.

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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Gets Jones back in fold

    Dillon will be joined by Aaron Jones (knee) in the Packers backfield in the latter's return to the lineup Sunday versus the Rams, Mike Spofford of the team's official site reports.

    Jones sat out last Sunday's loss at Minnesota due to an MCL sprain suffered one week prior, but his absence will be contained to one contest after he got through a pregame workout unscathed. The breakdown of reps between Jones and Dillon is up in the air. In the nine outings in which Jones has been healthy this season, Dillon ranged between four and 16 touches and 25 and 44 percent of the offensive snaps en route to 8.4 touches for 54.3 yards from scrimmage per game while scoring one receiving TD.

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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Posts 97 combined yards in start

    Dillon rushed 11 times for 53 yards and caught all six targets for 44 more yards in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Vikings.

    Dillon received his first career start in place of Aaron Jones (knee), who is still recovering from a sprained MCL. The second-year back wasn't able to repeat last week's two-score performance in relief of Jones, but he was more efficient on the ground (4.8 yards per carry). Jones' status for Week 12 is still uncertain, so Dillon could get another start against the Rams next Sunday if the Packers opt to rest their top back for one more game before the Week 13 bye.

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  • Packers' AJ Dillon: Locked in for first career start

    Dillon is set to make his first NFL start Sunday in Minnesota with the Packers officially ruling top back Aaron Jones (knee) out for the contest, Wes Hodkiewicz of the Packers' official site reports.

    After Jones exited last week's 17-0 win over the Seahawks and was later diagnosed with an MCL sprain, the expectation was that he would be sidelined for 1-to-2 weeks. Unsurprisingly, Jones was unable to practice Wednesday through Friday while managing the injury, clearing the way for Dillon to step in as Green Bay's clear lead back this weekend. Through his first two NFL seasons, the 6-foot, 247-pound Dillon has averaged an excellent 4.6 yards per carry, but it's his improvement as a pass catcher in Year 2 that could set him up for a three-down role in his Week 11 start. Dillon is averaging a stellar 10.9 yards per target across his 18 looks on the season, and the Packers' lack of established depth behind him means he'll likely get all the work he can handle so long as the game stays competitive. He's a clear must-start option in all weekly leagues while Jones is sidelined.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 247 lbs
Birthplace: New London, CT
Age: 23
Class: Sophomore