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A pair of Packers take home monthly honors

Eddie Lacy AP

The Packers looked long and hard at replacing Mason Crosby as their kicker this summer, but they ultimately decided to stick with the foot that they knew.

That decision has worked out pretty well for them. Crosby has made just under 90 percent of his field goals this season and his work in October was good enough for him to be named the NFC special teams player of the month.

Crosby started the month by making all five field goals he tried in a victory over the Lions and then made 8-of-10 the rest of the way as the Packers went 4-0 during the month to grab control of the lead in the NFC North. It’s the second time Crosby has been a monthly honoree in his NFL career.

Crosby isn’t the only Packer enjoying some acclaim for his October work. Running back Eddie Lacy returned from a concussion at the start of the month and went on to run for 395 yards, which was enough to make him the NFL offensive rookie of the month. He picked up 47 more receiving yards, giving him an average of 110.5 yards from scrimmage each week.

That’s been vital to a Packer team missing wide receivers Randall Cobb and James Jones and tight end Jermichael Finley, as has Crosby’s ability to make the kicks he was missing last season.

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  1. tokyosandblaster says: Oct 31, 2013 11:13 AM

    Rookie of the year at this point.

    Stay healthy, Kid.

  2. finley88thebeast says: Oct 31, 2013 11:18 AM

    Go lacy…you’re a beast brotha…it only gets easier playing the hapless bears this week

  3. scoops1 says: Oct 31, 2013 11:21 AM

    good job boys…..

  4. mvp43 says: Oct 31, 2013 11:32 AM

    The HAMMER!

  5. taskforcefreddy says: Oct 31, 2013 11:41 AM

    David Bahktiari needs to be thrown into the ROY discussion. Has shut down Terrell Suggs, Michael Johnson, Jared Allen and allowed 1 sack against Aldon Smith on the first drive of that game. If not ROY, he’s easily the steal of the draft and has outperformed every other drafted offensive lineman thus far.

  6. Kelly's Chronicles says: Oct 31, 2013 11:42 AM

    what a comeback by Mason Crosby

  7. shaggytoodle says: Oct 31, 2013 12:00 PM

    While the Packers have had solid RBs in the past I think their production was more so do to the offensive line doing well.

    As far as pure athleticism goes, Lacey has the highest ceiling of any RB that I have seen play for GB in my life.

    I understand he may not be “fast” perhaps when it comes to the NFL where people are faster, then what he saw in the SEC but he has good vision and finishes runs strong.

    Stay healthy and have a good career, hopefully in Green Bay as well.

  8. axespray says: Oct 31, 2013 12:13 PM

    Considering most of our starting receivers have been out – opposing teams were probably more weary of the run game, imagine how much better Lacy’s production could be when we get Jones/Cobb back in the lineup.

  9. ccjcsr says: Oct 31, 2013 12:20 PM

    Terrance Williams will be the ROY!

  10. finley88thebeast says: Oct 31, 2013 12:39 PM

    Eddy “The Sledge” Lacy

  11. yaryers says: Oct 31, 2013 1:01 PM

    A bye week in October didn’t help Keenan Allen’s case, but I hope he was at least considered.

    Lacy had a big month though…definitely deserved it.

  12. ryansdad says: Oct 31, 2013 1:08 PM

    Eddy Lacy & David Bahktiari have to both be very high on ROY list. Both were steals in the draft. Go Ted Thompson!!

  13. bobnelsonjr says: Oct 31, 2013 3:31 PM

    Lacy is has been good so far but he is not yet another John Brockington.

    Bahktiari I think is more deserving but whoever they allow to vote for such things don’t ever seem to acknowledge the importance of linemen, especially the one protecting Aaron Rodgers’ backside.

    Keep kicking from the left hashmark, Mason.

  14. deltaoracle says: Oct 31, 2013 3:35 PM

    Lacy has been very good, but I’d think they’d want to take a few carries from him and give them to Starks. It’ll save some wear and tear on the rookie for the stretch run, and Starks really looked explosive Sunday night.

  15. tangysizzl says: Oct 31, 2013 4:15 PM

    I guess if you want to light a fire under somebody whos been languishing in mediocrity just ask them to take a pay cut. Both Crosby and Hawk are having career years after agreeing to those pay cuts.

  16. stellarperformance says: Oct 31, 2013 4:50 PM

    He’s drawing attention for ROY despite missing 2.5 games. He’ll win it if he keeps up this pace…..which I expect he will.

  17. randalpnaditch says: Nov 1, 2013 4:21 AM

    Love me some Edward Lacy. Bahktiari just what we needed. Way to go Crosby, its what you do. If Starks could ever stay healthy, our ground game could be spectacular.

  18. vikescry1 says: Nov 1, 2013 7:27 AM

    taskforcefreddy says:
    Oct 31, 2013 11:41 AM
    David Bahktiari needs to be thrown into the ROY discussion. Has shut down Terrell Suggs, Michael Johnson, Jared Allen and allowed 1 sack against Aldon Smith on the first drive of that game. If not ROY, he’s easily the steal of the draft and has outperformed every other drafted offensive lineman thus far.

    ———————————————————————————————————————————————— i agree, definately in the roy talk. if the draft was done over does baktiari still go if the 4th round?? i don’t think so, late first round at worst imo.

  19. kevishu says: Nov 1, 2013 9:51 AM

    Lacy will likely never get you those long 80 yard scoring runs for TDs, due to his slower speed. But he surely get you those drive-sustaining yards on 3rd down. It’s fun watching him.

  20. shavager says: Nov 2, 2013 12:40 AM

    Some Packers fans don’t think Lacy can make those 80 yd TD runs–just watch’im during the games POUNDING D-lines. He’s 230+Lbs punishing defenders trying to tackle him, when he breaks loose late in games–would YOU want to be that 200 lb DB trying to tackle him? NO, and that will increase his success late, open the door for Starks and Franklin to gash the defense with fresh, faster legs. The HAMMER put some beef on Vikes last Sun nite, Starks came in and gashed Vikings defense for 25 yd TD and 57 total yds in just 7 carries–that production is result of Lacy vs. defense most of the game. In colder, bad weather, Lacy will be a big difference for GB.

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