Before their victory against the Minnesota Vikings, the Green Bay Packers had been plagued by poor offensive performances in three straight losses to the Broncos, Panthers, and Lions.
While still not operating as efficiently as it has in the past, the Packers’ offense took a step in the right direction in its 30-13 victory over the Vikings. Quarterback Aaron Rodgers completed less than 50 percent of his passes, but made a number of clutch, difficult throws to help guide Green Bay to its first win in over a month.
While Rodgers’ performance was a big reason for the offense’s reemergence, the resurgence of Eddie Lacy gave Green Bay an added dimension that has been missing for most of the year. For the Packers’ offensive attack to get back on track, it is crucial that Green Bay get Lacy more involved in the team’s game plan.
Lacy’s struggles thus far in the season have been attributed to a number of factors. Some have state out that he is bigger than he was in each of his first two seasons in the league. Others point out that separate ankle and groin injuries have hampered his play through the first ten games of 2015. Either way, Lacy showed Sunday what he is still capable of when he is healthy and given the opportunity to perform.
The Packers running back rushed for 100 yards on 22 carries, his first 100-yard game of the year. He returned to his bruising style of running, and showed he may have overcome the ankle injury with a textbook Lacy spin move that resulted in a season-high 27-yard run. Read more... (545 words, estimated 2:11 mins reading time)
This is a preview of
Feeding Eddie Lacy Crucial to Packers’ Offensive Success
. Read the full post (545 words, estimated 2:11 mins reading time)