Starks, Lacy can make mark on playoff records

Robert Zizzo
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GLENDALE, Ariz - Green Bay running backs Eddie Lacy and James Starks have a chance Saturday to move up in the storied Packers postseason history book.

Starks, the sixth-year backup, enters Saturday’s game at Arizona with 500 career postseason rushing yards. That's good for fifth all-time in franchise history.

Lacy, the third-year starter, enters with 318, which is eighth all-time.

Last week at Washington in the wild-card round, the duo combined for 116 yards — Lacy gained 63 yards and his first postseason touchdown on 12 carries, while Starks had 53 yards on 12 carries.

Lacy’s best playoff performance came in last season’s NFC divisional game against Dallas when he ran for 101 yards on 19 carries.

Starks collected the bulk of his yardage during his rookie season in 2010, when the Packers won four playoff games and the Super Bowl title. He averaged 78.8 yards per game for a total of 315. His best game was his first, when he ran for 123 yards on 23 carries at Philadelphia. Starks scored his first career playoff touchdown that season and his next last week against Washington.

The top four on the all-time list are Dorsey Levens (647), Edgar Bennett (561), Ahman Green (521) and Jim Taylor (508).

Following Starks are Ryan Grant (334), Paul Hornung (323) and Lacy.

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