With several receivers down with injuries, the Green Bay Packers' running game has been carrying much of the load over the past few weeks. The offense will no doubt be looking to continue its success on the ground this Sunday night against the Minnesota Vikings, and it should be getting one of its weapons back in James Starks, who returned from a knee injury this week. Sunday's game and the Packers' rushing attack are the focus of today's cheese curds. Enjoy!
James Starks and Eddie Lacy look to coexist in Packers' backfield - JSOnline
It should be a good partnership if both can remain healthy - each can keep the other fresh for a playoff run.
Jarrett Boykin ready to be called upon again in Minnesota - JSOnline
That Vikings secondary is banged-up...if James Jones can't go again this week, the Packers (and fantasy owners) should have plenty of trust in Boykin to have a repeat performance.
'Fired' Packers WR Chris Harper: 'I know I can play. I've done it my whole life' - JSOnline
"Even in San Francisco, even though I didn’t get an opportunity, I still feel like they fired me. They thought I wasn’t good enough to play there." That sounds like a guy who would love to do some damage against the 49ers in the playoffs.
Mike Vandermause column: Jennings made big mistake leaving Packers for Vikings | Packersnews
And if you need any proof of that, just look at the quarterback situation in the Twin Cities.
Eddie Lacy, Packers' running game for real - ESPN
"In the last three games, defenses have loaded the box with seven or more on 28.3 percent of their snaps." YES. If this keeps up, Rodgers will identify it, audible to a play-action pass, and destroy opposing defenses.
Unwelcome attention - ESPN Wisconsin
The more you read about Jarrett Boykin, the easier it is to root for him. Fans should love his attitude - he's nothing like the diva receiver that has become so prevalent in the NFL over the last few decades.
Greg Schiano could be fired mid-season, according to report - SBNation.com
This is the least-surprising bit of news that has come out this season about the Buccaneers.
Brett Favre still has a little magic left in that arm of his - SBNation.com
Jon Bois is devastated. Many thanks to Spencer Hall for asking the question that needed to be asked.
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