The Green Bay Packers haven't earned many of their 15 wins in 2011 with superb play on the ground. But superb play from James Starks, a hero of the Packers' Super Bowl run, may be part of a win over the New York Giants if the Packers can come back. Starks' hard running helped the Packers score the first points of the second half on a Mason Crosby field goal, cutting the Giants' lead to 20-13.
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On consecutive plays in the third quarter, Starks took a screen pass for a first down and ran 29 yards on a toss play to get the Packers deep into New York territory. The Packers subsequently bogged down, with Aaron Rodgers missing Greg Jennings on a tough throw into the end zone, and had to settle for a field goal, but Starks' play could be a spark for an offense that desperately needs one.
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