Sep 15, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) rushes with the football as Washington Redskins cornerback David Amerson chases from behind during the second quarter at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

James Starks becomes first Packers player to rush for 100 yards since 2010


The Green Bay Packers have been searching for a respectable rushing attack for the past few years and they finally had a breakthrough on Sunday afternoon against the Washington Redskins. After entering the game for an injured Eddie Lacy, who suffered a concussion, Starks managed to rush for more than 100 yards.

It was the first time since Week 5 of the 2010 season that a Packers running back had reached 100 yards.

That is a whopping 45 games.

The Packers have remained a top team in the NFL despite their lack of a balance offense, so they could be an even more dangerous team if they can get a consistent rusher in the backfield.

To be fair, the Redskins defense has been horrible for two straight weeks, so perhaps this is just speaking volumes about the work Washington needs to do.

Green Bay is currently blowing away the Redskins, so there could be a big opportunity for Starks to continue piling up the stats.

As an added bonus, Aaron Rodgers has thrown for a career high.

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  • CLW

    Is time to nick name James Starks after another Tony Starks, IRON MAN!

  • CLW

    What a beast of a run after catch by Finley. After flattening some defenders, it took 2 guys to get him out of bounds. It was great to see them snap back after the heart breaking loss to SF. I was so glad to see Seattle tromp those Whiners & their fanatic coach & fans.