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Packers run game has improved since first meeting with 49ers


The most glaring area of difference for the Packers now versus when they played the Niners in week one is their run game.

Green Bay's running backs produced just 63 yards on 19 carries in the season opener. But since then, Eddie Lacy and James Starks have teamed up to provide a legitimate 1-2 punch.

Lacy finished the regular season with 1,178 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns. Starks himself topped the team-high mark from a year ago with 493 yards and 3 scores. 

Lacy is of course known for the spin move to break out runs. Starks likes to go with a shifty, basketball-style, euro-step to slide past defenders.

"I used to play basketball back in my day, I was pretty good," laughed Starks. "I don't know if I do the euro step or not, I'm just out there making cuts and hopefully I make a guy or two miss and just be able to help my team."

"I think I've developed a lot," said Lacy. "I'm playing a lot faster, I'm a lot calmer, I think I'm a much better player now than I was then."

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