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Lacy's powerful running helps Packers hang on to beat Vikings 24-21 for another season sweep

  • Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, right, runs from Minnesota Vikings strong safety Robert Blanton during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, right, runs from Minnesota Vikings strong safety Robert Blanton during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)  (The Associated Press)

  • Green Bay Packers free safety Micah Hyde, left, intercepts a pass in front of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Green Bay Packers free safety Micah Hyde, left, intercepts a pass in front of Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings, right, during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

  • Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, left, breaks a tackle by Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Shamar Stephen (93) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, left, breaks a tackle by Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Shamar Stephen (93) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

Eddie Lacy rushed for 125 yards on 25 carries, both season highs to help Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers hang on for a 24-21 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.

Lacy scored twice, on a run in the first quarter and a catch in the fourth. Then, he rumbled through the line for two first downs to drain the clock after the Vikings (4-7) cut the lead to three with 3:23 remaining.

Rodgers threw two touchdown passes and again avoided a turnover for the Packers (8-3), who stayed out of a potential trap against a struggling team with a game next week against surging New England. They also moved past Detroit into sole possession of first place in the NFC North when the Lions lost to the Patriots.

Green Bay beat Philadelphia 53-20 and Chicago 55-14 the last two games.

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