Lacy scores twice as Packers edge Vikings, take NFC North lead
Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards and scored twice, once rushing and once receiving, as the Green Bay Packers held off the Minnesota Vikings 24-21 Sunday at TCF Bank Stadium. The win, combined with the Detroit Lions loss at New England, gives Green Bay sole possession of first place in the NFC North at 8-3.
Aaron Rodgers threw two touchdown passes as the Packers offense failed to duplicate its prolific performances against the Bears and Eagles at Lambeau Field. Richard Rodgers caught one of Rodgers touchdown tosses, standing all alone in the corner of the end zone. Lacy pulled in the other Rodgers TD strike in the fourth quarter to give the Packers some insurance at 24-13.
The Vikings responded as Teddy Bridgewater found Greg Jennings in the end zone and Minnesota pulled off a two-point conversion to make the score 24-21. The Packers got the ball back and rode Eddie Lacy's legs to two first downs and the win.
The Pack return home next Sunday to face the New England Patriots, who beat Detroit 34-7 Sunday.