The Green Bay Packers are on a three-game winning streak that has them right back in the thick of things in the race for a playoff spot. They’ve done it mostly behind the stellar play of quarterback Aaron Rodgers who has thrown for 768 yards, seven touchdowns and zero interceptions, while completing 73.9-percent of his passes during the streak.
Rodgers’ was being questioned for his performance earlier in the season when the team lost four straight games, but now seems to be back to his old self. What has allowed him to return to form?
“He just kept being him. Not everybody can go out and play lights out every single week, but it’s the great guys that continue to make the plays that are there and don’t worry too much about what’s being said on the outside,” said Packers running back Eddie Lacy on CBS Sports Radio’s Doug Gottlieb show. “He stayed himself, just kept trying to make plays and eventually it will click and you and everybody else will be on the same page. That’s what we have now. Now that he stayed consistent and everything has clicked, everything that he did in the past no longer matters.”
Despite their recent winning ways, the Packers seem vulnerable, mainly due to the fact that they haven’t been able to establish a consistent ground game this season after Lacy went down with an ankle injury in the team’s Week 6 loss to the Cowboys. The Pack have clearly missed his presence as they rank 22nd in the league averaging just 98.6 yards per game on the ground. It hasn’t been easy for Lacy either watching from the sidelines as his team makes a run towards the playoffs.
“It’s a bitter pill to swallow, but as the weeks have gone along I’ve been getting better and better with coping with it,” said Lacy on CBS Sports Radio’s Doug Gottlieb show. “Quite frankly, it sucks not being able to be out there with the guys but, I still go to all the meetings, I’m always around just to kind of have the same feel that I did before I was injured just to keep the same vibes and things. But, it’s definitely tough going from playing and having a good start to being sidelines and watching.”