Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports
If there is one thing that you don't want to do as a rookie running back, it's fumble the football. That's exactly what Eddie Lacy did, and he learned about the consequences rather quickly.
Lacy put the ball on the ground early in the second quarter. The 49ers recovered the football in Packers territory, and the end result was seven points for the 49ers.
After that fumble, the Packers took Lacy out of the game and replaced him with James Starks and John Kuhn. He didn't see another carry for the entire first half. He eventually returned in the second half and scored a touchdown, but the point was definitely made to Lacy.
This was a hard lesson for the talented rookie to learn, but you can be sure that he'll remember to protect the football better from here on out.