Giants Vs. Packers, 2012 NFL Playoffs: James Starks Provides Spark, Lead Cut To 20-13

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.

SI.com: Giants Vs. Packers box score

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.

For updates and analysis on these teams leading up to their matchup, visit Packers blogAcme Packing Company, Giants blog Big Blue View and SB Nation New York. Don't forget to check out SB Nation's NFL hub for all your playoff news.

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