Aaron Jones may have suffered a costly mistake Sunday night, but he’s not going to waste any time getting things right.
His Green Bay Packers (3-3-1) were taking on the New England Patriots (6-2) under the Sunday Night Football primetime spotlight.
The former UTEP standout was enjoying another stellar performance, gaining 64 yards on his first 10 carries.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, with the score tied at 17, Jones dropped the ball on the ground and New England recovered.
From that point on, the Patriots would get into the end zone twice while shutting out the Pack to close out a 31-17 win.
“The fumble is going to eat at me until I get another chance to carry the ball,” Jones told the media following the game.
Jones would finish the game with 14 carries amassing 76 yards to go with two catches for 10 yards.
After the game, Jones took his heavy heart to social media.
“My mistake I’ll Correct It Glad to be Here,” Jones tweeted Sunday night.
My Mistake I’ll Correct it Glad to be here 🙏🏾— Aaron Jones 3️⃣3️⃣ (@Showtyme_33) November 5, 2018
In such a highly anticipated, crucial game, a fumble can’t be overlooked. Earlier in the week, the Packers traded veteran half back Ty Montgomery to the Baltimore Ravens days after he committed a controversial error versus the Los Angeles Rams.
With two minutes left in the game, trailing by 2 points, and Aaron Rodgers passing the sideline awaiting a chance for his 22nd career fourth-quarter comeback, Montgomery’s assignment from head coach Mike McCarthy was to field the kickoff and take a knee.
Instead, Montgomery returned the kickoff from his own end zone and coughed up the ball for a game-ending turnover.
However, Jones’ job security does not appear to be on the line here.
We can expect to see him carry the majority of the workload next week in a favorable matchup against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins’ rushing defense is second-to-last in the NFL allowing 136 yards per game.