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Packers' Eddie Lacy Named NFC OPOW

Eddie Lacy, Green Bay Packers running back, has arguably been the team’s MVP since former NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers went down with a collarbone injury.

In fact, the argument can be made that aside from Rodgers, there’s no player more important to this current team than Lacy. The Packers have proven that they can get it done without a legitimate running game in the past, but the real threat of a run, plus the real threat of Rodgers, can make this offense one of the best in the league once it all comes together.

For now though, the Packers must wait for Rodgers to heal up and get cleared. In the meantime, Lacy has carried the offense on his shoulders.

He was so good in Green Bay’s amazing come from behind win against Dallas, that he’s been awarded the honor of being the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 15.

Darin Gantt of ProFootballTalk.com reported on the award:

Eddie Lacy won the award, after the Packers rookie running back ran for 141 yards and the game-winning touchdown in their dramatic comeback over the Cowboys.

Lacy now has 1,028 yards on the season, leaving him 77 yards short of the Packers rookie rushing record.

As I mentioned, an Aaron Rodgers-led offense that features a stud running back like Lacy could make the Packers very dangerous.

Green Bay currently controls its own destiny in regard to the playoffs, and if Rodgers comes back, you’ve got to like the Pack’s chances.

Tags: Aaron Rodgers Eddie Lacy Green Bay Packers NFC NFL

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