Eddie Lacy

Eddie Lacy

Following a four-carry, 24-yard performance against the Cleveland Browns a week ago, Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy followed that with 45 yards on nine carries with a touchdown in Thursday nights 20-12 win over the Oakland Raiders.

The Packers offensive line did a great job with opening holes and when Lacy needed to make a move, or break a tackle, he did.

Lacy’s one-yard touchdown run finished off a 14-play, 74-yard game opening drive that chewed up seven minutes and 36 seconds.

Lacy’s first carry went for 20-yards, through a huge hole that was opened up by the blocking of center JC Tretter and guard Josh Sitton.

Lacy’s night ended after the opening drive when he gave way to James Starks.

It was another improvement from a week ago, although Mike McCarthy wanted to reserve judgement on the teams overall run game.

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Lacy is trying to avoid a repeat of last season in which he struggled with injuries, as well as his weight and wound up rushing for just 758 yards during the regular season and another 152 in two playoff games.

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James Starks and John Crockett both finished with 26 yards on 6 carries (4.3 avg.).  Crockett also scored on a 10-yard touchdown run.

The Packers will finish the preseason with a pair of road games, starting with a trip to San Francisco to face the 49ers next Friday night.


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