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Cheese Curds, 11/23: Packers' offensive tackles remain solid as defense falls apart

One constant on this year's Packer squad has been the play of the offensive tackles - opposing edge rushers have had little success against Green Bay this year.

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The Green Bay Packers' offense has gone through some shuffling this season, particularly at a few critical positions. Running back and tight end have been a work in progress pretty much all season long, and even the interior of the offensive line has been hit by injury in recent weeks.

However, one constant has been the offensive tackles. David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga have by and large played very well this season. They continued that excellent play on Sunday in Washington, despite Bakhtiari playing through a painful knee injury that required him to wear a brace. He seemed to do just fine, however, and a look at the two tackles' performances is at the center of today's Cheese Curds.

Meanwhile, questions continue to swirl around the defense and Dom Capers' long-term employment with the Packers. There's no doubt that he has been dealt a poor hand, but should he be able to do more with the group of players that he has? That will be crucial to the evaluation process.

Finally, if you have time, give the SI article in today's Curds a read. It's a terrifying but fascinating story about a man whose incredibly brief ties to the Packers still define him in his own mind. Be warned, though - there are some pretty graphic details about his crimes in that piece.

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For all the issues that the Packers' defense had on Sunday, the offensive tackles held up extremely well. David Bakhtiari continues to develop as a run blocker while Bryan Bulaga had a great day in pass protection.

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Wentz has slipped of late, throwing more picks than touchdowns over the past five games. Former Packer Allen Barbre is also a starter on the Eagles' line, and he shifts over from left guard to right tackle - where he struggled so mightily in Green Bay nearly a decade ago.

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Injuries have certainly hit Capers' defense hard - harder than most - but that unit has still played abysmally over the past several weeks regardless.

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