Sunday, January 9, 2011

Packers Upset Eagles With a Stark Surprise


By: Nick Grays, The Sports Bank Columnist

There's only one thing that can make Aaron Rodgers and the Packers offense even more dangerous than they already are and that's a formidable running game.

On Sunday, rookie running back James Starks gave the team just that when he ran 23 times for a rookie-record 123 yards to lead the Green Bay Packers to a 21-16 upset of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Who needs home-field advantage as the Packers victory capped off a crazy wild-card weekend in the NFL which saw three road teams win. The only home team to move on were the surprising Seattle Seahawks.

The NFC divisional match-ups are set as the Green Bay Packers travel to Atlanta to take on the Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks take it to the road in Chicago for a battle with the Bears.

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