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James Starks and Alex Green have been growing from week to week.
Green Bay fans (and shareholders) haven't been treated to a 1,000 yard-rushing season by a single back since 2009, when Ryan Grant put up over 1,200 on the ground.
The running backs for Green Bay are averaging 99.7 yards per game, which ranks 23rd in the NFL. The Packers don't necessarily need a thousand-yard back, but they need more than they're getting.
Cedric Benson started the season looking pretty solid before going down with an injury. From there the Packers were left with Alex Green, who only had three carries in his rookie season last year.
With James Starks working his way back into the lineup, the running game has been better, but it needs to keep improving if the Packers want to get into the postseason.
The bye week has potential to do great things for the Packers. Starks can continue to get healthier and Alex Green can get a week to rest and study up for the Lions.