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The Packers' running game has produced more each game despite personnel challenges — the latest being a knee injury that will sideline James Starks. How have they gotten it done? To make a point on Wednesday, Mike McCarthy went back to an offensive meeting he had 20 years ago in Kansas City.

Through injuries and inexperience, the Green Bay Packers' running game not only has survived, but thrived early in this 2013 season. To start, the team ended its 44-game regular-season drought without a 100-yard rusher when James Starks ran for 132 yards in Week 2. In Week 3, rookie Johnathan Franklin made his debut in the backfield in relief of the injured Starks and ran for 103 yards, making...

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