Dillon Catches Rodger's 421st Touchdown pass, Showcases Offensive Versatility in Packer's Win
October 12, 2021
In the Packers' Sunday game against the Cincinnati Bengals, AJ Dillon once again was an offensive weapon for Green Bay. The Packers trailed by a touchdown to start the game, but in the second quarter, Aaron Rodgers connected with a wide-open AJ Dillon on the left side of the field for a 12-yard catch-and-run touchdown. Dillon's good hands and ability to push into the end zone gave Rodgers his 421st touchdown pass, tying him for 5th in career touchdown passes with Philip Rivers. Watch the touchdown here.
Following Green Bay's win, Rodgers had nothing but positive remarks to offer on Dillon's progress this season. "He's run the ball well for us, these past couple weeks especially. He's done a good job in the passing game, catching the ball and running after the catch. He's expanded his ability to play and be more than a downhill, winter running back for us and I give him all the credit," Rodgers shared in his post-game press conference.
Dillon finished the day second in receiving yards (49) and rushed for 30. The former Boston College running back showed his versatility as an offensive weapon and proved that even as a big body his hands are a reliable target for number 12. The Packers would go on to win in Cincinnati in overtime 25-22 with a 50-yard field goal delivered by Mason Crosby.
The Packers now prepare for their Sunday game against the Chicago Bears. The team will kick-off at 1:00 PM ET at Soldier Field.
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