The Green Bay Packers are surprisingly still in the hunt for the NFC North crown with only two games remaining on their schedule.
This week they’re preparing themselves to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers after erasing a 23 point deficit in Dallas against the Cowboys. That just proves that you can never count a team out with a lot of football left to play, which is exactly what I did.
Green Bay has finally found themselves a running back that can help balance out this passing offense that has been led by Aaron Rodgers early on in the year. Matt Flynn (who I happen to be a huge fan of) has been playing great football over his last couple of games.
The rookie running back has recorded over 1,028 rushing yards with eight rushing touchdowns under his belt. The last time the Packers had a 1,000 yard rusher was back in 2009 when Ryan Grant was the starting back. He had 282 carries for 1,253 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns.
Lacy being held out of practice today may not have anything to do with an injury, but could be because of how many touches he received on Sunday’s game.
He should return on Friday for the Packers and get the go ahead to get to work against the Steelers on Sunday.
DNP Eddie Lacy (ankle) Nick Perry (foot) Brad Jones (ankle) Brandon Bostick (foot) Mike Neal (abdomen) Johnny Jolly(shoulder/neck) #Packers
— Rob Demovsky (@RobDemovsky) December 19, 2013