The Green Bay Packers' first series included an all-too-familiar sight: an injury to one of their starters. After the game's first play from scrimmage, right tackle Jason Spriggs left the game with a knee injury. The team ruled out a return minutes later.
Spriggs spent most of the season on injured reserve after a serious injury early in the season. The Packers used one of their two IR-return designations on Spriggs recently, allowing the second-year man to take over at right tackle after Bryan Bulaga's ACL tear. Spriggs made his fifth consecutive start Saturday as the Packers hosted the Minnesota Vikings.
With Spriggs out, the Packers shifted Justin McCray, who started the game at right guard for the injured Jahri Evans, over to right tackle. Lucas Patrick came in at left guard off the bench. With Evans and Adam Pankey inactive, Green Bay has only Ulrick John left in reserve along the offensive line.