Coach Mike McCarthy and Green Bay’s offense finally got the memo.
Running back Eddie Lacy was featured a lot against Detroit, and he came through with a huge game. The ex-Alabama standout ripped off 103 yards rushing on 17 carries, netting an average of 6.1 yards per attempt.
He found ways to set up his cutback lanes and displayed toughness between the tackles, much like he did at Alabama. McCarthy was pleased with the former second-round pick, during his post-game presser.
“I thought Eddie (Lacy) had a nice game,” McCarthy said.
“Running downhill, getting his shoulders square, and getting clean looks.”
Eddie Lacy just became Beast Mode. pic.twitter.com/17kVWtYeP5
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 25, 2016
He touched the ball four times on Green Bay’s first touchdown drive, and recorded his longest run of the game (25 yards) in the second quarter to set up another score. Lacy’s first 100-yard outing of the season pushed the Packers to a 34-27 victory at Lambeau Field. He looks to return to the 1,000-yard rushing status he had during the 2013 and 2014 seasons, but for now, the Louisiana native has Green Bay at a 2-1 record.