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Running back Eddie Lacy breaks through for Green Bay in win over Detroit

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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.”

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.

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

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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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