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James Starks has first 100-yard rushing day for Packers since 2010

By Josh Katzowitz | NFL Writer

James Starks had the best day by a Green Bay running back in three years. (USATSI)
James Starks had the best day by a Green Bay running back in three years. (USATSI)

Not that the Packers needed too much help against a Redskins defense that played putridly for the second-straight week, but running back James Stark's 100-yard rushing day is the first time a Green Bay running back has rushed for triple digits in three years.

That's when Brandon Jackson rushed for 115 yards on 10 carries on Oct. 10, 2010. Only a scant 45 games (and a Super Bowl title) later, the Packers are back in the land of 100-yard runners.

Life for Green Bay's offense couldn't have gone much better.

The Packers jumped out to a 31-0 lead, and though Eddie Lacy suffered a concussion after Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather smacked him in the head on the first series, Starks picked up the slack, accumulating 132 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries for the day.

Meanwhile, Aaron Rodgers was tremendous, recording 335 first-half passing yards and, overall, completing 34 of 42 passes for 480 yards and four touchdowns.

Starks' previous career high was 85 yards on nine carries on Sept. 18, 2011.

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