Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon made an impact with his first touchdown of the season.
He scored on a 5-yard run against the Green Bay Packers and, in the process, knocked off the helmet of safety and former Alabama teammate Ha Ha Clinton Dix.
Yeldon’s shoulder pad struck Dix directly in the facemask. The helmet fell off and Yeldon finished off the run with a score.
— Tyler Birschbach (@tylerbirsch) September 11, 2016
The Jaguars and Packers are currently tied 7-7 early in the second quarter. Yeldon has rushed for 21 yards on 13 carries.
The Packers only touchdown came from on a 6-yard touchdown run by quarterback Aaron Rodgers, capping a 6-play, 29 yard drive.
This could be a huge win for the Jaguars to start the season. Many are high on their roster, especially after good statistical seasons from quarterback Blake Bortles and receivers Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns.
Super Bowl is the goal this season in Green Bay. Top wide receiver Jordy Nelson is healthy and should ease some of the burden on Rodgers. If the offensive line can hold up, and with the unfortunate injury to Teddy Bridgewater, the NFC North looks to be the Packers division to lose.
Potential home field advantage means that the road to the Super Bowl may require snow tires to navigate it.