Rodgers, Lacy limited, but will suit up vs. Seahawks

If the Green Bay Packers hope to upset the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, they'll need Eddie Lacy at the top of his game.

That wasn't the case on Thursday, with the second-year running back listed as a limited participant in practice with a knee issue. Joining Lacy was quarterback Aaron Rodgers, also limited with the calf injury that has nagged him since Week 16.

Coach Mike McCarthy defused panic across Wisconsin by telling reporters that he was "being conservative" in pulling Lacy, saying only that the runner's knee was sore. As for Rodgers? "He's getting ready to play," said the coach.

Both will suit up Sunday, but the Packers have to be concerned about Rodgers. He played well down the stretch in the playoff win over Dallas, but we still view his trick calf as the most pressing X-factor against Seattle's top-ranked defense -- a unit that held Lacy to just 34 yards off 12 carries in a grisly season-opening loss for Green Bay.

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