Bryan Bulaga is active against the New York Giants.
Bulaga injured his knee in last week’s loss to the San Francisco 49ers and was unable to return to the game. Backup tackle Alex Light struggled when he came into the game. Getting Bulaga back this week is great news for Green Bay’s offense in a key game against New York at MetLife Stadium.
The same can’t be said about the Giants, who will be without key offensive players, tight end Evan Engram and wide receiver Golden Tate. This will make it easier for the Packers defense to focus on shutting down the ground game led by second-year star running back Saquon Barkley.
The Giants are also without safety Jabrill Peppers, who has started all 11 games and has one interception and three forced fumbles this season.
On paper, this is game the Packers will be expected to win. But getting Bulaga back for this game is huge news for the offense. If Bulaga is at 100 percent, he’ll give Aaron Rodgers more time in the pocket.
It’s going to be interesting to see the adjustments head coach Matt LaFleur makes after last week’s loss at San Francisco. Will we see more multiple-tight end sets? Will LaFleur use receivers Allen Lazard or Jake Kumerow more? We’ll soon have the answers.
The Packers have a great chance to get their ninth win on Sunday. They are healthy and get to play a 2-9 Giants team. Now they need to get the job done.