Injuries tore through the Green Bay Packers’ offensive line in 2015.
A key to the Green Bay Packers’ run to the NFC Championship Game in 2014 was the play of the offensive line. The line dominated the Seattle defensive line in the title game which allowed the Packers to control the game until, well, you know what.
The Lions owned the No. 1 run defense that season and hadn’t allowed a single 100-yard rusher all year long. That was until their stout defensive front got manhandled by the Packers’ offensive line. Eddie Lacy put up 100 yards that afternoon and James Starks added 26 yards from his five carries.
With much of the same personnel, the same offensive line couldn’t match the dominance of 2014 this past season. Why? Injuries. All five starters were residents on the Packers’ injury report for so long they probably had to pay rent.
Left tackle David Bakhtiari missed time as did right tackle Bryan Bulaga and center Corey Linsley. The rock solid interior of T.J. Lang and Josh Sitton was tested by persistent injuries; Lang required shoulder surgery this offseason but played through it.
How did each offensive lineman perform in 2015? Let’s take a look back.
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