In his place stepped up an unheralded rookie from Buffalo by the name of James Starks. In this postseason, Starks has led all players in rushing yards with 263 yards. Those 263 yards are more than he had in the whole regular season in which he rushed for just 101 yards. It must be said, however, that the first time he saw the field was on the 5th December after spending a lot of time on the PUP(Physically Unable to Perform) list. He has been a key factor in Packers success thus far in the playoffs. He became the first NFL rookie to rush for over 100 yards in a postseason game, that came against the Eagles, and then, he scored his first touchdown in the NFL, an important TD against the Bears.
This is another difficult decision. Both teams have a number of contributors to their rushing game. They also have two quarterbacks with the ability to scramble but this post is about running backs so its not just about the rushing game. I think I'm going to have to go with the Steelers mainly because of their tried and tested weapon, Rashard Mendenhall.
I think the Pittsburgh Steelers have the edge at Running Back