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With quarterback Aaron Rodgers out, the Green Bay Packers figured to run the ball quite often against the Philadelphia Eagles. Unfortunately, that plan didn't work so well after the first two quarters.
Running Back Eddie Lacy finished the game with 24 carries for 73 yards on the day. However, most of those yards came in the first half. For the majority of the second half, the Packers and Lacy couldn't get anything going on the ground.
The lesson learned here is that the Packers need to limit Lacy's carries in the first half in order for him to be effective in the second half. Considering backup running back James Starks only received four carries all game, the Packers could have certainly used him more to take some pressure off Lacy.
If the Packers want to survive without Rodgers, they'll need to pace Lacy in the first half so he can be effective in the second half.