GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) – Running back Eddie Lacy is helping the Packers make a late charge in the NFC North while they await the return of Aaron Rodgers.
The franchise quarterback hasn’t been cleared yet for game action following his left collarbone injury. Rodgers remains limited in practice, though coach Mike McCarthy said he’s getting better.
For now, backup Matt Flynn is again preparing to start Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Flynn and Lacy gave the team a lift in the rousing 37-36 win last week over Dallas that erased a 23-point halftime deficit.
Lacy finished with 141 yards rushing, including 110 after halftime. He was honored as the NFC’s Offensive Player of the Week.
Lacy’s tenacious running style could be rubbing off on the rest of the Packers in their playoff push.