A trip to the Super Bowl is on the line.
The Green Bay Packers listed both their starting quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) and running back (Eddie Lacy) on the injury report as limited participants in Thursday’s practice. The team estimated that the two players would have been limited on Friday as well and gave both a probable chance to play on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field in the NFC championship game. The Packers list four players on their injury report and the Seahawks list seven (two not injury related) on theirs.
If Seattle wants a second straight trip to the Super Bowl, here are three vital areas to focus on.
Fantasy football players are also ready to go all-in on Thursday night. Finding favorable matchups in the first game on the schedule each week gives a player a big edge going into Sunday.
Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a spectacular year in 2013, but improvement by Lacy and a healthy Aaron Rodgers, the Packers may just end up being the NFL’s most balanced offense in 2014.
Quarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season’s top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there’s usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
The Green Bay Packers overcame some significant injuries to win the NFC North and make the playoffs, but they still lost in the first round. Here is the story of their season.
Two of the NFL’s most decorated franchises will meet this Sunday when the Packers and 49ers meet in a NFC Wild Card matchup. The winner will move on in the playoffs, while the loser will face a disappointing end to a season that started with much higher aspirations.
The Green Bay Packers drafted Alabama running back Eddie Lacy in the second round of the draft in April to fix its problematic running game. The Packers have been in the top half of the NFL in rushing just once in Mike McCarthy’s seven years as head coach. Lacy, a big and powerful back, aims to fix that.
Dominated by linemen and defensive players, the draft lacked the name recognition and flair that skill position players bring. That doesn’t mean this year’s rookie quarterbacks, running backs, receivers, and tight ends won’t make an impact.