July 30, 2014

Packers use ground attack in comeback victory

The Green Bay Packers fell behind 14-0 to Detroit on Sunday night, then came

Alex Green

back to beat the Lions 27-20 at Lambeau Field. 

The Packers rushed for 140 yards in the win.  Alex Green led the way with 69 yards on 13 carries.  DuJuan Harris added 31 yards on 7 carries, including a 14-yard touchdown run that put the Packers in front in the 4th quarter. 

AUDIO: Randall Cobb says a running game helps the offense :13

With the game tied 17-17, the Packers took to the ground in the 4th quarter.  They ran the ball on seven straight plays covering 59 yards to take the lead for good.  Harris capped off the drive with his touchdown.

AUDIO: DuJuan Harris on his TD run :10

Harris was signed to the Packers practice squad in late October and to the active 53-man roster last week. 

The Packers have averaged 136-yards a game over the last five and couldn’t have picked a better time to get their ground attack going. 

Ryan Grant rushed for 13 yards on his only carry.  He came off the field to a loud ovation from the Lambeau Field crowd.

The question being asked is where was this ground attack earlier this season?  But that matters little at this time.  What matters is the Packers have their ground game going just at the right time and should help them in the post season.