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Packers’ RB Eddie Lacy stellar in his return

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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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Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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