Cleveland Browns vs. Green Bay Packers: What we’ll be watching

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3.) Can the Packers continue their run success?

Eddie Lacy

The Packers have been extremely effective running the football this season, averaging 140 yards on the ground per game. Their 140-yard average is fifth best in the NFL, a sight Packers’ fans have been eager to see for a long time. It won’t be easy Sunday as the Browns have the NFL’s seventh best rush defense in terms of yards given up per game (98.7). The Browns are a potent run defense up front and in the linebackers with Desmond Bryant, Phil Taylor, Barkevious Mingo, Paul Kruger, and D’Qwell Jackson.

Eddie Lacy has recently earned the nickname of “the closer” a fitting nickname as Lacy has dominated the last two football games in the fourth quarter. In back-to-back weeks the Packers have put together a fourth quarter scoring drive of more than seven minutes in time of possession, predominately handing the ball off to Lacy.

The Brown have yet to give up a 100-yard rusher this season. In contrast, the Packers have had a running back gain more than 99 yards in four-out-of-five games this season. Something has to give Sunday.