AJ Dillon's Explosive 4th Quarter Puts Finishing Touches on Packers Shutout Win
November 18, 2021
A blanket of snow covered Lambeau Field this Sunday, a sight that excited all fans of football as it looked as if the first "frozen tundra" game of the 2021 season was here. Though the field was plowed by game time, snow did fall as the Green Bay Packers dominated the Seattle Seahawks, handing Russel Wilson and Pete Carroll their first shutout of the season with a 17-0 win. In an interesting turn of events, it would be the final 15 minutes of play that would electrify the crowd and lead the Packers to victory, a victory that would not have been possible without running back AJ Dillon.
This season, Dillon has grown into one of the Packers' most elite offensive weapons. Through hard work on and off the field, Dillon has become a versatile, all-purpose back who possesses the power and ferocity to move the chains through the run game and the agility and hands to pose a threat as a receiver. Dillon showed his progression in the position this Sunday making big time plays for the Packers offense on the ground and through the air.
Dillon's role in the game became evermore important after fellow running back Aaron Jones went down in the third quarter after a 6-yard gain. Jones, grabbing his right knee, was ruled out for the remainder of the game and is expected to miss 1-2 weeks with a mild MCL sprain. Dillon stepped up to the challenge and was told by Jones to "get the job done" before he was taken into the locker room, as shared by Dillon after the game.
Finishing the game off and taking it to the Seattle defense was exactly what Dillon did. In the fourth quarter, Dillon recorded the first touchdown of the game with a run from the 3-yard line.
THE SNOW PLOW FINDS PAYDIRT.— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 14, 2021
TOUCHDOWN @ajdillon7! 🙌 #SEAvsGB | #GoPackGo
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Later on in the fourth quarter, Dillon would again have an opportunity to find the end zone after pushing the Packers into Seattle territory with one of the most impressive flat route catches of the season.
.@ajdillon7 with the BIG gain! 💪#SEAvsGB | #GoPackGo— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 15, 2021
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Dillon's second touchdown of the game would again be on a goal line run and would put the Packers up 16-0. Dillon alone was responsible for 12 of the Packers 17 points on Sunday.
Another TD for @ajdillon7! 🙌#SEAvsGB | #GoPackGo— Green Bay Packers (@packers) November 15, 2021
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It is needless to say that Quadzilla had perhaps his best performance of this season so far against the Seahawks. He finished the evening with 128 total yards, two touchdowns, and two Lambeau Leaps. On top of these numbers, Dillon left Packers fans with no doubts about the skill of number 28 and his ability to make a massive difference in the offensive scheme even at just 23-years old.
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