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Packers’ RB Eddie Lacy stellar in his return

Bruce Kluckhohn - USA TODAY Sports

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy missed last week against Detriot because of a groin injury.

He has battled medical mishaps all season and was benched two weeks ago for veteran James Starks due to a lack in production. Lacy did not start in Sunday’s game against Minnesota, but the former Alabama standout outplayed Starks. He totaled 100 rushing yards on 22 carries.

Lacy’s 27-yard run in the second quarter (longest of the game) helped set up a 40-yard field attempt for kicker Mason Crosby. Crosby nailed the kick to give Green Bay a 9-6 advantage.

Lacy averaged 4.5 yards per carry and recorded his first 100-yard game of this season. Green Bay bounced back into the win column 30-13, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Now at 7-3, the Packers lead the NFC North.

It will face Chicago (4-6) next week.

Stephen M. Smith is a senior analyst and columnist for Touchdown Alabama MagazineYou can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @ESPN_Future.

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