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Eddie Lacy wins NFC offensive player of the week

Eddie Lacy AP

Apparently, the NFL thought this week’s NFC offensive player of the week was an “easy” decision.

Eddie Lacy won the award, after the Packers rookie running back ran for 141 yards and the game-winning touchdown in their dramatic comeback over the Cowboys.

Lacy now has 1,028 yards on the season, leaving him 77 yards short of the Packers rookie rushing record.

That’s impressive stuff, even though Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said the choice to take Le’Veon Bell in the second round instead was “an easy one.”

Lacy will get a chance to make his case in person when the Steelers and Packers meet this week.

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34 Responses to “Eddie Lacy wins NFC offensive player of the week”
  1. f1restarter says: Dec 18, 2013 10:23 AM

    Eddie Lacy will win many more of these awards before his career is over. Another great pick for Ted Thompson.

  2. steelersaregodsteam says: Dec 18, 2013 10:23 AM

    Bell is by far the best of his class. He is on a path to Canton. Lacy is on a path out of the league in four seasons.

  3. scoops1 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:24 AM

    as much as I love Eddie Lacy…..

    this award should have gone to Matt Flynn….

  4. packfanaj12 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:26 AM

    If the Packers don’t make the playoffs, they can at least smile that in 2013 they picked up Lacy. This guy is a pure RB stud. I cant wait to see him develop in the Packers team, he could be the best back they have had… ever.

  5. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Dec 18, 2013 10:28 AM

    Even as a Bears fan I have to say is the Packers finally have a RB of the present and future. He’s going to be a pain in the NFC North’s @ss for quite a while.

  6. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 18, 2013 10:29 AM

    Lol

    Bell won’t even be in the NFL in a few years, while Lacy will have at least one ring in the next few years.

    It is odd, though. All those Vikes fans were saying that the cowboys putrid defense would shut down the packers offense.

    And they were wrong.

    Perhaps it is true; Vikes fans know nothing about football.

    >

  7. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 18, 2013 10:32 AM

    Greg Jennings had a better day, but it wasn’t as dramatic because the Vikings won in a blowout.

  8. f1restarter says: Dec 18, 2013 10:41 AM

    steelersaregodsteam says:
    Bell is by far the best of his class. He is on a path to Canton.
    —————————
    I actually did LOL at this one.

  9. golforepar says: Dec 18, 2013 10:46 AM

    The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 18, 2013 10:32 AM

    Greg Jennings had a better day, but it wasn’t as dramatic because the Vikings won in a blowout.

    And moved down 4 spots in next years draft! Congrats!

  10. mvp43 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:52 AM

    The Hammer!

    Dude is fun to watch. The running back position is really the last one where you can just plow people over without worrying about a flag.

    Lacy is a beast….

  11. banlarson says: Dec 18, 2013 10:55 AM

    NFL gave the packers a courtesy with this award. Having gone so long without so much as a an NFL caliber RB, when they get someone who runs hard the NFL had to give them some kudos. 140 yards is an amazing achievement for the Packers. It would be about an average day for the Vikings.

    Congratulations, I guess. I suppose we’ll hear about this award for the next 10 years from Packer fans.

    “Remember when we had a RB win the NFC player of the week award back in ’13, man that was awesome.”

  12. linemanguy74 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:56 AM

    I could run for 200 against the Cowboys defense and I’m 70+ yrs young

  13. linemanguy74 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:58 AM

    Bell against Pack defense Lacy against Steelers who wins that one ??

  14. bucketman9 says: Dec 18, 2013 10:59 AM

    Well Deserved, but Matt Flynn maybe should have been a co-winner. They easily could have laid down in that game after halftime, but they showed some real guts coming back like that with the season on the line. After these last 2 weeks, it just seems meant to be that the Pack will go on another run! (With Rodgers)

  15. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 18, 2013 11:04 AM

    Can you feel it? It’s all starting to come together…

  16. RedRuffensor says: Dec 18, 2013 11:08 AM

    Someday, perhaps, Eddie Lacy may accomplish enough to be worthy of carrying Adrian Peterson’s jockstrap. Until then, he’ll have to content himself with dreams of sniffing Adrian Peterson’s jockstrap.

  17. purpleguy says: Dec 18, 2013 11:25 AM

    Lacy is a great addition to the Packers offense, and will be an even more effective compliment once Cobb is healthy. The main problem is that he doesn’t play on the Pack D-line or at LB, which suck.

  18. Jikky Jax says: Dec 18, 2013 11:33 AM

    RedRuffensor says:
    Dec 18, 2013 11:08 AM

    Someday, perhaps, Eddie Lacy may accomplish enough to be worthy of carrying Adrian Peterson’s jockstrap. Until then, he’ll have to content himself with dreams of sniffing Adrian Peterson’s jockstrap.

    —–

    I’m pretty sure that’s he graduation ceremony at the Vikings Fan Fantasy Camp. ☺

  19. GenXJay says: Dec 18, 2013 11:44 AM

    lacy lives in All Days shadow.

  20. f1restarter says: Dec 18, 2013 11:59 AM

    Here’s some food for though for Viking fans:

    Where are the Vikings WITH Adrian Peterson? (Answer: in last place).

    Where would the Packers be WITHOUT Eddie Lacy? (Fighting it out for last place with the Vikings).

    Instead, Lacy has been the biggest reason why the Packers are still contending for the NFC North crown without their MVP quarterback.

    So who’s the more valuable player? The answer is obvious, and he doesn’t wear purple.

  21. dahmergeinteam says: Dec 18, 2013 12:09 PM

    I love big backs. To me, it spells curtains. Lampshades. Upholstery.

  22. themagicfanguy says: Dec 18, 2013 12:09 PM

    @GenX That’s okay, rather have the 2nd best RB in the division and the the best team instead of having the best RB and the worst team.

  23. golforepar says: Dec 18, 2013 12:10 PM

    f1restarter says: Dec 18, 2013 11:59 AM

    Here’s some food for though for Viking fans:

    Where are the Vikings WITH Adrian Peterson? (Answer: in last place).

    Where would the Packers be WITHOUT Eddie Lacy? (Fighting it out for last place with the Vikings).

    Instead, Lacy has been the biggest reason why the Packers are still contending for the NFC North crown without their MVP quarterback.

    So who’s the more valuable player? The answer is obvious, and he doesn’t wear purple.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –

    Hey, give these Vikings trolls a break! They are trying so hard. hahahaha!!

  24. gbmickey says: Dec 18, 2013 12:16 PM

    I see the purple posters are once again displaying the jealousy by trying to ridicule an organization who is in playoff contention once again despite all the injuries suffered this season while their team was ruled irrelevant before the season was half over. How many times and different aliases can you guys have before you just admit that this all born out of jealousy. I would like to say it has now become pathetic but that stage was reached 3 years ago. At least you guys can look forward to your self proclaimed 4th straight offseason championship, need to put something in that trophy case.

  25. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Dec 18, 2013 12:18 PM

    As long as we’re basically rehashing what was posted yesterday about who Tomlin said he would rather have on his team I may as well rehash what I said. Bell is by far the best all around back from that draft class. For everyone who thumbs downed me who obviously doesn’t know what the term “all around” means let me explain. Bell can run the ball up the middle or display a burst of speed and get around the edge outside. He is also an excellent blocker and he catches passes very well out of the backfield. He is incredibly athletic and often hurdles defenders who try to go low on him. He is an all around great player.
    Neither Lacey nor Giovani Bernard display this combination of skills and that’s just a fact whether you agree with it or not.
    And yes Sparty does own the big 10 as he was the Big 10 champion, having defeated the insanely overrated Buckeyes with their comically soft schedule. Anyone who thumbs down that is a Buckeye fan who is very sad that we ruined their season.

  26. stellarperformance says: Dec 18, 2013 12:22 PM

    linemanguy74 says:
    Dec 18, 2013 10:56 AM
    I could run for 200 against the Cowboys defense and I’m 70+ yrs young
    //////////////////////////////

    We’d like to see you run for 200 yards…period.

  27. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Dec 18, 2013 12:46 PM

    Congratulations to the Packers, who have won almost as many games as the Vikings over the last seven weeks.

  28. johnelwayishorsefaced says: Dec 18, 2013 1:04 PM

    I just reread the original post and realized that you guys were playing the Cowboys. THE COWBOYS. I haven’t seen too many worse defenses in my life. Any starting tailback in the league should be able to run for 141 yards against that defense. In fact if you can’t run for at least that many yards you should be benched and not be allowed to play for at least the first quarter of your next game.
    Who chooses the winners of these awards anyway?

  29. shaggytoodle says: Dec 18, 2013 1:20 PM

    If your a fan of football, you can’t help but enjoy his style of play.

    Unless your a troll…then you fear him.

  30. jayperry18 says: Dec 18, 2013 2:01 PM

    Packer fans tell us every year that their current running back is great. The problem is that in two years no one can remeber who he is. Lacy is just another in the long line of failures the packers have had at running back.

    The rookie playing guard in chicago is the offensive rookie of the year. Not even close.

  31. deltaoracle says: Dec 18, 2013 3:58 PM

    Nice prelude to his upcoming Rookie of the Year award.
    Matt Flynn is a courageous gamer, but if you were going to include him you’d also have to include Nelson, Jones, and Quarless, who made him look a lot better with some of their catches. If Jordy Nelson doesn’t sky to swipe that first TD pass in the endzone, the great comeback never would have happened.
    The great Adrian Peterson is starting the downside of his career, whereas Lacy is just getting his going. Works for this Packer fan.

  32. jebsta16 says: Dec 18, 2013 5:47 PM

    What good is it to have the best at one position and never win. There are no Packer fans envious of the Vikings for Peterson. Lombardi > Peterson.

  33. cheddarbob101 says: Dec 18, 2013 11:55 PM

    There’s always next year Vikings fans!!! Since the 1950s lol. Things are starting to look up Peterson, Gennings and Allen are hitting there prime years. Ponder is is becoming a leader, Freeman can’t be stopped, and Cassel is clutch. Why wait for next year? I can see them making a Super Bowl run this year!!

  34. packerbacker42 says: Dec 19, 2013 1:09 AM

    Lacy all day he’s been putting up good yardage games with backup qbs. that means the defense can put 8 men in the box to stop the run, with Rodgers they can’t put 8 in the box because Rodger would tear the defense up.

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