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The Green Bay Packers won their second preseason contest of the 2014 season, this time defeating the St. Louis Rams 21-7.
In both games up this point, the first team offense has continued to impress. While much of the attention in the victory over the Rams will be breaking down the return of Aaron Rodgers and his no-huddle aerial circus, the continued emergence of the running game cannot be ignored.
Running back Eddie Lacy made his preseason debut, and he looked to be in mid-season form behind excellent blocking by the offensive line.
It’s also worth noting that Jordy Nelson is an excellent blocker, which is a vastly underrated part of his game. His blocks helped Lacy gain a few extra yards on each carry.
In the video below, I break down two running plays on the opening drive that produced a touchdown. The first play is a modern variation of the Lombardi power sweep, and the second play is the outside zone run, which is a staple of the Lacy running package.
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