While Starks will have more big games this year, so long as he remains the starter, this week will not be one of them. Through two weeks, the Bengals sport the league’s No. 7 rush defense, which includes holding All-Pro Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte to a measly 50 yards rushing.
Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap (96) celebrates after sacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (not pictured during the first quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Starks is no Forte, and the Packers offensive line won’t get the same kind of push against the Bengals defensive line, led by Geno Atkins, that they did against a battered and disinterested Redskins d-line.