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AJ Dillon spent time recently on CBS’ Fantasy Football Today podcast to discuss the 2022-2023 NFL season and how the Packers would be moving forward after losing their last two games.
“We’re 3-3 and have 11 more guaranteed games coming up so I think it’s just everybody needs to relax a little bit,” Dillon told host Jamey Eisenberg. “We’re figuring it out and I think we have a great plan going ahead.”
The 24-year-old out of Boston College is now in his third season with Green Bay after they drafted him with the 62nd pick in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft.
Dillon was used almost exclusively as a backup running back his rookie season when he gained 242 yards and scored two touchdowns on only 46 carries across nine games. Last year AJ Dillon saw a huge uptick in his touches, rushing the ball 187 times for 803 yards and five TDs over a full 17-game regular season. This year, Dillon has so far accumulated 286 yards and a score on 73 rush attempts.
Eisenberg asked Dillon what kind of mindset he and Green Bay have heading into Washington for Week 7.
“The thing is not to look too forward or backwards over the last two games too much.” Dillon replied. “We’re trying to take each week, one week, or one play at a time.”
And how does Dillon feel about himself so far this season as well as moving ahead?
“I feel like I’ve been playing solid football,” He noted, adding, “But, you know, I’m ready to step it up a notch.”
With the Commanders on deck in Week 7, Dillon and the Packers need to do something different if they’re going to get back into the winning column and compete with the Minnesota Vikings (5-1) for the NFC North Conference title. For starters, the Packers may want to aim to get Dillon past 50 yards rushing as they’re 2-0 whenever he has at least 50+ yards rushing this season.
Fortunately, the Commanders rank 21st out of 30 teams in rushing defense along with 4.6 yards per average to opposing running backs. This could mean a big day for Dillon and Green Bay as they look to reestablish their offense against Washington