The words “Lucas Patrick is in” should send shudders through every Green Bay Packers fan and quarterback, but that is exactly what has happened to start the second half. Right tackle Bryan Bulaga never came out of the tunnel, and the oft-injured stalwart has caused a shakeup in the line with Byron Bell at tackle and Lucas Patrick coming in to play guard.
Bulaga apparently injured his shoulder and, per Wes Hodkiewicz, is questionable to return.
Bryan Bulaga (shoulder) is questionable to return #Packers— Wes Hodkiewicz (@WesHod) October 16, 2018
Bulaga is a microcosm of the Packer line as a whole, extremely talented and in many cases dominating when it’s all there, but as Bulaga is quite injury prone, not all there often. The depth at line is simply not there, and any injury exposes Aaron Rodgers to punishment.
Hopefully it’s relatively minor and he returns soon, but given the fact that this game has become an unexpected shootout, offense just became harder to come by. Bulaga was spotted on the sideline with his helmet later, but keep an eye out to see if he returns to the game.