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Lacy tops 1,000 rushing yards again

Robert Zizzo
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

With 99 yards and a touchdown Sunday, second-year running back Eddie Lacy became the first-ever Packers player with 1,000-plus rushing yards and 10-plus touchdowns from scrimmage in each of first two NFL seasons, according to the NFL.

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy runs away from Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Bradley McDougald (30) for a 44-yard touchdown in the first quarter during Sunday's game at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla.

Lacy (1,039 yards) is the fifth player in franchise history to have consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons (Ryan Grant, 2008-09; Ahman Green, 2000-04; John Brockington, 1971-73; Jim Taylor, 1960-64).

With 2,217 career rushing yards, he passed Brockington (2,132) for the most by a Packers running back in his first two NFL seasons.

EXTRA POINTS

  • With his nine catches Sunday, Jordy Nelson has at least nine receptions in five games this season, most in a single season in franchise history. Nelson, who established a career high in receptions with 92, also is the fourth Packers player with at least 90 receptions in a regular season (Sterling Sharpe 1989, 1992-94; Robert Brooks 1995; Donald Driver 2006).
  • Aaron Rodgers (4,155) crossed the 4,000-yard mark on the season, his fifth such season. That ties Brett Favre's team record.