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Packers Eddie Lacy Returns to Form in Win Over Minnesota

The Green Bay Packers were able to right the ship on Sunday with an NFC North victory against the Minnesota Vikings moving them into a tie with the Vikings in the division.

Up until Sunday’s game, the season appeared to be a loss for running back Eddie Lacy. He was not making his spin move or breaking tackles. It appeared he could not elude defenders this season.

That seemed to change on Sunday in the Packers games against the Vikings. Just as he did last season and in 2013, when his 1,100-yard rushing seasons were recorded, he used his trademark spin to perfection and broke free with his cut back move and sidestepped two players and was off to the races.

He galloped 27 yards for the longest gain he has had in the season and helped him to a 100-yard rushing performance on 22 carries.

That helped Green Bay easily defeat Minnesota 30-13 and gave the Packers solid hope for their ground game as the season stretches on and the postseason become closer and closer.

Not only was it good news for the running game for Green Bay but it will help Aaron Rodgers the talented quarterback for the packers even out the run and pass game after throwing 61 passes last week in the Green Bay loss to Detroit.

Mike McCarthy the Green Bay head coach said that was the way the offense should run, more evenly balanced with no over load on running or passing.

This was the first 100-yard game for Lacy since last season’s divisional playoff game versus Dallas and seemed less likely to happen than Detroit winning in Green Bay last weekend.

Lacy credited prayer and his health as he has battled an early season sprained ankle followed by a groin problem but seems to finally be on track.

His resurgence, albeit just one game, is making he and his teammates happy by giving the Packers a more balanced attack so defenses cannot focus on just the team’s passing game.

Until Sunday’s game, when he averaged 2.8 yards a rush following contact his previous four games he averaged less than one yard following contact.

He finally looked 100% and was running tough the entire game, said his quarterback Rodgers.

This week the Packers have a very short week playing on Thanksgiving against Chicago home. Last season he came on strong over the final eight games of the season and looked primed to do the same this year following his strong game Sunday.

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