JEFF: Running Away With It
By Jeff Falconio
Can the Packers run the ball when the weather gets cold? That was the question everyone was asking in the first half of the season. Then along comes Ryan Grant. Once again Grant brought balance to the Packers with a dominating game against the Oakland Raiders. Grant finished with 156 yards with 90 of those coming in the first half.
That's what is most striking about this win. Grant notched 18 carries in the first half and it was clear the Packers were going to attack
Certainly I'm not going to overlook Will Blackmon's performance. Blackmon showed earlier in the year that he can be a special teams demon and his two scores added another dimension to the Pack attack.
The Packers were firing on all cylinders today and in doing so have wrapped up the NFC North. Now they can focus on securing a first round bye on the road to the Super Bowl.