Green Bay Packer fans (and Eddie Lacy fans), it has been a while since we’ve had a formidable running game. It’s been fun this year to watch the rookie Eddie Lacy develop into the Packers’ featured back. For the most part, Lacy has been a tackle-breaking machine.
Just this past Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, 56 of Lacy’s 110 rushing yards came after contact. Even more impressive was the fourth and 1 play in which he was hit two yards behind the line of scrimmage but managed to get the first down to keep the drive alive.
In my lifetime, Green Bay has had two other great running backs in Dorsey Levens and Ahman Green. In Dorsey Leven’s career with the Packers, he tallied two 1,000-yard seasons. In Ahman Green’s career with the Packers, he was able to tally six. Eddie Lacy is in his first year with the Green Bay Packers and he is knocking on the door of his first 1,000 yard rushing season.
The last time the Packers had a rusher go for at least 1,200 yards was in 2009 in Ryan Grant.
Right now, Eddie Lacy is at 806 yards rushing yards through 10 games played.
Will he reach the 1,200 mark with five games left?