Packers RB Eddie Lacy has been named the NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 21-carry, 141-yard performance in Dallas last Sunday.
Lacy also rushed for the winning touchdown, capping the Packers’ comeback from a 26-3 halftime deficit for a 37-36 victory. He added four receptions for 30 yards.
Lacy’s 1,028 rushing yards on the season make him just the second rookie running back in team history to go over 1,000 yards. John Brockington was the first in 1971, with 1,105 yards. Lacy needs 78 yards to break Brockington’s team rookie mark.
This is Lacy’s first career player of the week award. Other Packers named Player of the Week this season were QB Aaron Rodgers (Offense, Week 2) and K Mason Crosby (Special Teams, Week 5).
Other info from the NFL press release:
- Lacy’s 141 rushing yards were the most by any player in Week 15. He also had the league’s longest run of the week (60 yards) and tied for the NFL lead with five runs of 10+ yards and eight first-down runs.
- Since October 1, Lacy leads the NFL with 977 rushing yards.
- Lacy is the fourth Green Bay running back to be named Offensive Player of the Week joining Ahman Green (six times), Dorsey Levens (Week 17, 1999) and Samkon Gado (Week 10, 2005).
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