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Packers vs. Chargers halftime update: James Starks with 2 touchdowns to put Green Bay in front

James Starks gained 89 yards in the first half.

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James Starks has had himself a first half in Green Bay.

Starks scored the first two touchdowns of the day and has the Packers up 17-10 over the San Diego Chargers at halftime. One receiving, and one running.

Starks' first touchdown capped an 8-play, 87 yard drive by the Packers that originally started on their own 13. Aaron Rodgers stepped up and tossed a short 5-yard shovel pass to Starks who stretched across the goalline.

His second touchdown was the longest of his career: A 65-yard burst down the right sideline. Much credit on the play should go to wide receiver Jeff Janis, who held off and blocked Chargers safety Eric Weddle downfield into the end zone.

White Starks has gained 89 yards on four carries in the half, running back Eddie Lacy has only rushed twice for three yards.

Mason Crosby tacked on a 23-yard field goal in the second quarter to make the game 17-3.

Although the Packers lead, they've had no answer for San Diego's passing game. Keenan Allen has 11 catches for 128 yards, along with Phillip Rivers already over 200 passing yards. The Chargers scored with time expiring in the second quarter after Rivers threw a 1-yard touchdown to Dontrelle Inman.


Bad news: Ty Montgomery was helped off the field by trainers and was carted to the locker room after sustaining an ankle injury. The Packers announced he is questionable to return.


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