(WNFL) - The Green Bay Packers will start practicing today for their Monday night home contest against the Chicago Bears. The Bears are normally the ones with the better running game, with their "three yards and a cloud of dust" reputation. But the Packers are no longer a slouch on the ground. After Sunday night's win at Minnesota, Green Bay has the N-F-L's third-highest rushing yards per game with 141. The Packers are on pace to have their fifth-highest season rushing total in team history, with a potential 22-hundred-63 yards. Much of that is due to rookie Eddie Lacy, who has 446 yards on the ground in 112 carries -- even though he missed two games due to a concussion suffered in Week-Two. Lacy is on pace for a 13-hundred-yard season, which would be the fifth-highest in Packers' history. Green Bay has run the ball 44-percent of the time this season, the highest percentage in coach Mike McCarthy's eight years with the team. Against the Vikings, Lacy had 29 carries for 94 yards -- and James Starks had seven carries for 57 yards while returning from a knee injury. Both scored touchdowns.
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