Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/15/13
So much for another showdown of quarterbacks. Aaron Rodgers was nearly flawless. Robert Griffin III still isn’t himself yet. And this game Rodgers even got a little help from the running game as the Green Bay Packers dominated the Washington Redskins 38-20. Green Bay bounced back from its loss at San Francisco with ease behind Rodgers' career day. Rodgers completed 34 of 42 passes for 480 yards four touchdowns and no interceptions. The 480 yards tie a franchise record (Matt Flynn 2011). Replacing Eddie Lacy (concussion) the bruising James Starks finished with 132 rushing yards and a touchdown. The rout was on early. In the first quarter --- on fourth and 3 --- Rodgers found Randall Cobb across the middle for a 35-yard touchdown to put Green Bay ahead 10-0. He laced a slant to Jordy Nelson inside DeAngelo Hall for a 14-yard touchdown on third and goal. Then to go ahead 24-0 Rodgers rolled right waited pumped pumped again to let Jermichael Finley find room and then placed a high touchdown to the tight end for a 3-yard score. None of this was much of a surprise. What was however was Starks’ breakout game. Once Lacy left — concussed from a Brandon Meriweather hit — Starks heated up. He dipped his shoulder to deliver a crushing blow to Meriweather himself on one 20-yard run. Leading with his helmet Meriweather suffered a concussion himself on the collision. In rhythm with his linemen Starks got to the second level often. All game Green Bay enjoyed balance for the first time in a long time. With a 32-yard touchdown run in the third quarter to give Green Bay a 38-7 lead Starks ended Green Bay’s streak of 44 regular-season games without a 100-yard rusher. The last player to do so was Brandon Jackson against Washington on Oct. 10 2010. Buried on the depth chart in training camp Starks played like a starter against Washington's defense.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Draymond Green: ‘Me and LeBron are friends’

Pierre-Paul won't need to wear club on hand this season

Report: Four cities remain in contention to host 2017 NBA ASG

Doc Rivers: Clippers have plan to let Paul Pierce retire as a Celtic

Another young 49er, Kaleb Ramsey, retires from NFL

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Saints GM: Drew Brees’ contract situation is not a ‘distraction’

Tim Tebow: ‘I’m in the best shape I’ve ever been in’

Olympic athletes warned about Rio's 'human crap' waters

T.J. Ward: Broncos defense doesn’t care who’s playing QB

Tokyo already dealing with rising costs for 2020 Olympics

Bears first-round pick Leonard Floyd carted off practice field

Hue Jackson: Browns will give Josh Gordon a fresh start

Diamondbacks nearing Daniel Hudson trade

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

What would George Costanza have traded to get Bonds and Griffey?

Gabby Douglas can make USA Gymnastics history at Olympics

Week 3 will determine the Big Ten's reputation this season

Cam Talbot thinks the Oilers are close to making the playoffs

The new era of WWE SmackDown has liftoff

Vlade Divac: Cousins ‘most dominant player in the world’

Wild offer to make Prince's 'Let's Go Crazy' new goal song

Canucks don't dismiss acquiring player with past issues

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar ordered to pay $900K to auction house

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Amar'e Stoudemire's presence (and absence) changed the NBA

We asked Team USA: What other Olympic sport would you play?

Why Gary Bettman's CTE denial is cause for concern for NHL

WATCH: Inside the Nike SNKRS BOX in SF for Golden Air Celebration

WATCH: Five other uniforms Chris Sale should cut up

QUIZ: Name every Olympic event in which the USA has never won a gold medal

Five U.S. Olympians favored to win multiple gold medals

WATCH: What teams should join the Big 12?

One Gotta Go: Do NBA players really love NBA2K?

One Gotta Go: NBA players hate Facebook too

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker