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Packers open week 7 with Billy Turner at left tackle, score touchdown on opening drive

Aaron Rodgers completed 5 of 6 passes on the opening drive, finishing with a scoring pass to Davante Adams.

Green Bay Packers v New Orleans Saints Photo by Sean Gardner/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers’ offensive line was going to be a major source of uncertainty on Sunday against the Houston Texans, as All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari did not make the trip with the team. On the opening series, however, it seemed to be a non-issue as the Packers drove straight down the field and scored a touchdown.

Green Bay’s line will evidently work with Billy Turner filling in for Bakhtiari on the left side today. Turner started the game at that spot, with Rick Wagner moving back over to right tackle. The team’s usual interior linemen then took the field in their typical positions, with Elgton Jenkins at left guard, Corey Linsley at center, and Lucas Patrick at right guard.

The Packers tried to minimize their line’s need to pass protect on the opening drive, especially after Aaron Rodgers took a sack on third-and-two. However, a Texans player was flagged for illegal use of hands, extending the drive. The line did well on the rest of the series, as Rodgers completed five of his six passes for 37 yards, including a short touchdown to Davante Adams to give the Packers an early 7-0 lead.

The Packers’ defense then forced a three-and-out on the ensuing series to give the Packers’ offense the ball back.

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