Packers offensive line is a mess, but it doesn't matter when Aaron Rodgers lines up behind it

The Packers’ offensive line is a mess.

But it doesn’t matter.

And that, folks, might be the biggest compliment to the greatness of Aaron Rodgers.

In five games, the Packers are 4-1 with five different starting combinations on the offensive line. And their preferred left tackle, David Bakhtiari, hasn’t played since the season-opener, although he’s back as a limited participant in practice this week and could return against the Vikings on Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.

Three players have started at left tackle. Three have started at right tackle. In five games.

Watching the first 24 minutes of last week’s game, it seemed even Rodgers couldn’t wiggle out of the straight-jacket that the Cowboys wrestled him into at AT&T Stadium.

When Dak Prescott threw his third short, easy, basically pitch-and-catch touchdown pass with 6:10 left in the half, the Cowboys led 21-6 after only three possessions.

Dallas had run 33 plays for 207 yards with scoring drives of 12, 11 and 10 plays. The Packers had run 11 plays for 59 yards. Rodgers had as many sacks as Prescott had touchdown passes.

While the world rightly focuses on the end of this 35-31 Packers victory, let’s take a closer look at the start of this game. Here is...

12 Published By - StarTribune - Sports - 2017.10.13. 15:25
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