Who has 'The Edge' - The Green Bay Packers or Pittsburgh Steelers?

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Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy

RUNNING BACK

This one is fun. Two guys drafted this year are making an impact for their clubs. Le’Veon Bell the Steelers’ every down presence at the halfback position, is having a bunch of success catching the ball. Bell has been a little bit disappointing running the ball, as his per-carry average is only 3.3. A lot of that can be blamed on an inconsistent Steelers offensive line. Bell has a stat line of 646 yards and 6 TDs to go with his per-carry average.

The guy Mike Tomlin did not want in last year’s draft – A.K.A. Eddie Lacy - has taken the NFL by storm and is arguably the best running back in Packers rookie history. Showing nearly no rust from the toe injury that caused his draft status to slide, Lacy has been a force even facing the loaded fronts a back without his MVP quarterback would face.

Lacy is a good reason as to why the Packers are still in the playoff hunt, and is very likely to win Offensive Rookie of the Year honors. Lacy’s stats line is 1,028 yards, 8 TDs, and a 4.1 yards per carry average.

I do not know that you can even question the edge here. Lacy is just blowing it up.

Edge – Packers

 

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