The Green Bay Packers are the first NFC North team up to see how well they can handle the reportedly unblockable linebacker Khalil Mack on the Chicago Bears.
Luckily for the Packers they have two of the best pass blocking tackles in David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga. The team invested a ton of money in both players and now they’ll be relied on to keep Aaron Rodgers upright against arguably the most fearsome pass rusher the quarterback has faced in his career.
This will be a big test for Bulaga in particular since this will be the first regular season game he has played since tearing his ACL last year. Any worries about his skill will either be affirmed or extinguished after facing Mack.
Bears defensive lineman Akiem Hicks went on record this week to say he doesn’t think the Green Bay offensive line can contain Mack.
We shall see. The 2018 season for the Packers is only days away and the offensive line faces a trial by fire in the very first contest.
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Can’t be blocked? Packers relying on line investment to withstand Khalil Mack—PackersNews.com
Green Bay’s elite offensive tackles will have to put their skill on display immediately to keep Mack off Rodgers.
Packers not engaging in bulletin-board battle—Packers.com
Green Bay’s response to Hicks’ comments? Just praise for Mack and saying they just have to play good football Sunday.
Rookie LB Oren Burks returns to practice—Packers Wire
Burks’ availability for Week 1 is still in question but his return to the practice field indicates a return sooner than later to the lineup.
Bear or Packer? After playing for both, one usually sticks—ESPN
Edgar Bennett played for both Green Bay and Chicago but he’s remembered a Packer. Jim McMahon did too, but he’s remembered as Bear. There are many players who have played for both teams but are remembered as a player for only one of them.
Packers sweater worn by Vince Lombardi on sale for $175,000–WLUK-TV
Wonder if there is any DNA on there so we could clone the coach?