James Starks and Aaron Rodgers FedEx Players of the Week

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the Fed EX Air Player of the Week. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the Fed EX Air Player of the Week. Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

 

Good news, Green Bay Packers fans –  QB Aaron Rodgers and RB James Starks have been voted the FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players of the Week for Week 2.

Aaron Rodgers tied a Packers record with 480 yards passing with four touchdowns in the team’s victory over the Washington Redskins last Sunday. He completed 34 passes in that game, tying his career record.

RB James Starks came in after Eddie Lacy left the game with a concussion and rushed 20 times for a career-high 132 yards, including a 32-yard TD. Starks became the first Packers RB to rush for 100 yards in a regular-season game since 2010.

James Starks Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

James Starks
Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports photograph

This is a promising achievement for Starks and many fans would like to see Starks take the next step when he was dominant in the Packers’ playoff run and Super Bowl win in 2010.

It will be interesting if Packers head coach Mike McCarthy looks more toward Starks than Lacy in the short-term. Of course, if Starks can provide reliable run support, he will see a fair number of touches, probably 15-20, with Lacy providing relief.  Of course, this is only one game and much needs to be proved but if either Starks or Lacy can provide 70-80 yards collectively of rushing yards, it would make life on Rodgers a lot easier.

Topics: Aaron Rodgers, FedEx Air & Ground NFL Players Of The Week, James Starks

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