Niagara Falls product and former University at Buffalo standout James Starks rushed for 74 yards and a touchdown in the Green Bay Packers 21-14 victory over the Chicago Bears for the NFC Championship this afternoon.
Super Bowl-bound Starks, whose rise in the NFL has put his hometown at fever pitch, scored on a 4-yard run that with an extra point put the Packers up 14-0 at 11:13 in the second quarter.
Green Bay Packers running back James Starks (44) rushes to the end zone for a touchdown past Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) and defensive tackle Anthony Adams (95) during the first half of the NFC Championship NFL football game Sunday in Chicago. (AP Photo / Kiichiro Sato)
The Packers' win was their third straight road victory. They will face the Steelers, a 24-19 winner over the New York Jets in the AFC Championship game.