The reason the Packers survived as long as they did without arguably the best quarterback in the NFL had a lot to do with sensational rookie running back Eddie Lacy.
The talented Lacy ran for 1,178 yards and 11 touchdowns on the season, propelling himself into many Offensive Rookie of the Year discussions.
Lacy’s success, however, wasn’t translated on the field in the season opener against the 49ers. In that match-up, Lacy did in fact score one of his touchdowns on the season, but the rest of the game was forgettable.
He managed just 41 yards on 14 carries; an average of 2.9 yards per-carry. He also had a critical fumble that led to six Niners points immediately after. Lacy is a huge part of the offense now.
Redemption should be on his mind Sunday to help secure a victory in his first playoff game.