(WNFL) - It was hard not to notice that Eddie Lacy stepped up his running attack for the Green Bay Packers, right after quarterback Aaron Rodgers left the game on Monday night. The rookie running back from Alabama had all but 20 of his 150 rushing yards after Rodgers left in the first quarter of the loss to Chicago with a broken collarbone. Running backs coach Alex Van Pelt said it was evident that Green Bay's running game needed to make a bigger contribution the second after Rodgers went down. And Lacy obliged, as he forced nine Bears' defenders to miss tackles. That's according to Pro Football Focus, which said the Packers forced 38 missed tackles during all of last season. Lacy had almost a quarter of that total in one night. A lot has been said of how Lacy and James Starks have given the Packers their best running game in years. And they hope to continue it on Sunday, when the Pack hosts the Philadelphia Eagles. A Green Bay victory would keep the Pack in a tie for the N-F-C North lead. Green Bay, Chicago, and Detroit are all 5-and-3 -- and the Bears and Lions face each other on Sunday.
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