Green Bay Packers: Take the good with the bad in win over Vikings

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Eddie Lacy bursts away from Minnesota Vikings linebacker Anthony Barr in the fourth quarter at TCF Bank Stadium. The Green Bay Packers win 24-21. Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports photograph


EDDIE LACY: To say that he has been the saving grace around here would be an understatement, especially on Sunday.

Finding new ways to get Lacy the ball in open space has really opened some new opportunities for Rodgers and the offense. Utilizing Lacy as a check-down has been all the difference in Rodgers’ passing attack.

However, the Packers got back on track with Lacy in the backfield, taking advantage of a porous Vikings defensive front.Lacy carried for 125 yards, toting the ball 25 times. He had a receiving TD and a rushing TD on the day. He made fantasy owners (including myself) very happy on Sunday afternoon.

At the end of the game, Rodgers and Co. were only up by a field goal with under four minutes to play. Whereas the offensive unit would have had to rely on Rodgers’ arm in that situation to run out the clock … Lacy saved the day.

He was able to chew up the clock on five last ditch runs, and two first downs. At a time when the offense needed his production most, Lacy delivered – as he has been doing all season.