Green Bay Packers: A Dark Horse Entering the NFL Postseason

December 31, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Green Bay Packers snuck into the playoffs by the skin of their teeth. Now that they're in, they pose a serious threat to any team they face. Thanks to a dynamic running back duo, a deadly receiving corps and the return of Aaron Rodgers, the Packers are a dark horse candidate in the NFL playoffs.
Rodgers is the main factor on offense, but don't forget about what carried Green Bay during his absence—the running game.
The prowess of the Packers' running backs was superbly showcased against the Chicago Bears in Week 17. The combination of Eddie Lacy and James Starks worked perfectly, as Starks piled up 88 yards on only 11 carries. Lacy, despite a down performance, found the end zone for the fourth straight game, and the ninth time in the last 11 games.
Lacy has been red hot as of late. Even with his lackluster performance in Week 17 (21 carries, 66 yards), he has 291 rushing yards in his last three games with a 5.1 yard per carry average.

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