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Rodgers and the Packers Held on Against the Jaguars in a Thrilling 24-20 Victory

Riding a 395 yards total offensive output, the Green Bay Packers held on against the Jacksonville Jaguars in a thrilling victory of 24-20, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020 in Lambeau Field in Green Bay. Contributing to this victory, Aaron Rodgers threw the football for 325 yards, and two touchdowns. The Packers also had a rushing game that produced 80 yards and one rushing touchdown.

Rodgers ended the game with 325 yards passing, to go along with two touchdowns, one interception, and completing 24 of 34 passes. This performance led to a 108.10 passer rating for Rodgers.

The Packers deployed a rushing game led by Jamaal Williams and Aaron Jones. For the game, Williams carried the ball eight times and rushed for 30 yards, leading to no touchdowns. Jones supplemented by carrying the ball 13 times for a total of 46 yards. In the passing game, the Packers’ top receivers were Davante Adams and Marquez Valdes-Scantling. Adams caught eight passes for a total of 66 yards, while Valdes-Scantling contributed with 149 yards from four passes.

The Packers were helped by a defensive effort that resulted in three sacks, and one tackle for loss, to go along with zero forced fumbles, with no defensive touchdowns.

Jake Luton led the Jaguars in a losing effort with 169 yards, completing 18 of 35 passes, one interception, and one touchdown, for a QB rating of 62.70.

The Jaguars’ rushing game was led by Dare Ogunbowale and James Robinson. For the game, Ogunbowale carried the ball no times, rushed for zero yards, and zero touchdowns. Robinson supplemented and carried the ball a total of 23 times for a total of 109 yards. Meanwhile D.J. Chark Jr. and Keelan Cole Sr. were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Jaguars. Chark Jr. caught four passes from Luton for a total of 56 yards, while Cole Sr. contributed with 47 yards from five passes.

In their loss, the Jaguars defense contributed with two forced fumbles and one tackle to go along with one sack and no defensive touchdowns. This production from the Jaguars defense was not enough help get a win.

With the win, the Packers leave with a record of 7-2 for the season, while the Jaguars record for the season is now 1-8.