Oct 11, 2015; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy (27) is tackled by St. Louis Rams safety T.J. McDonald (25) in the first quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports
The other aspect of the offense that is struggling is the running game.
Aaron led the Packers in running this week with 39 yards. Lacy ran for 27 yards on 13 carries averaging just over two yards per carry. Starks added 17 yards but the ground game never got untracked.
It seems as though the Packers are making sure Lacy’s workload is limited. Perhaps saving Eddie for when the Frozen Tundra is really frozen. Whatever the reason, the Packers need a healthy and bruising run game to help slow opponents pass rush and give Aaron a little more time to be Aaron.
Lacy’s long run was only 8 yards. We have been getting used to seeing 2-3 10+ yard runs a game from Eddie. Credit Aaron Donald and the stout STL Rams defense line for holding our running game in check.
For the most part, Packers wide receivers also had a quiet afternoon. James Jones only caught two passes but led all Packers with 77 receiving yards. Ty Montgomery splashed early catching a wide open 31 yard TD pass on the Packers opening drive but only caught three more passes the rest of the day. Randall Cobb only caught 3 passes for 23 yards.
TE Richard Rodgers led all receivers with six catches for 45 yards.
Aaron Rodgers finished 19/30 for 241 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs and a fumble.
Packers 14 first downs was a season low.
But a win is a win. The Packers are 5-0 with five double digit victories.
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