4. A.J. Dillon won’t register a single carry
Dillon fumbled the ball twice against Washington last week which put him squarely in head coach Matt LaFleur’s dog house. That also opened up a chance for Kylin Hill to pass him on the depth chart.
Hill didn’t light things up in Dillon’s absence, but stylistically he’s more similar to starter Aaron Jones. Putting him in the lineup permits Green Bay to keep their offensive playbook open. That’s going to be key in this game where they’ll need to score a lot of points to win.
Hill isn’t going to rack up a ton of carries in Dillon’s absence, but he is the superior pass-catcher out of the backfield. Jones is going to get at least 80% of the touches this week but Hill is going to get the scraps as opposed to Dillon.
Dillon isn’t frozen out of the Packers’ long-term plans at running back but this benching should get his attention. He can’t afford to put the ball on the ground if he wants to continue to be a key part of LaFleur’s offense.