David Bakhtiari and Bryan Bulaga are both doubtful for the Chicago Bears’ game this evening. That’s a solid bet that they won’t be playing for the Green Bay Packers when they face their division rival.
It leaves the team with some very poor options against what has become a fairly stout defense.
The most likely scenario would appear to be starting Justin McCray and Adam Pankey. Both are technically guards. However, McCray has already filled in at right tackle, starting one game and coming in after Bulaga left Sunday’s win over Cincinnati.
Pankey was brought up off the practice squad after Bakhtiari went down.
That was an emergency move more than anything, but it now appears the Packers are in that emergency situation.
The team was forced to put tackle Kyle Muprhy on injured reserve this week. He joined Jason Spriggs and Don Barclay, the two guys who would have been the Packers’ other backup tackles, there.
If you’re looking for the Packers’ high-flying passing attack against Chicago, don’t bet on seeing it. Whoever starts at tackle will be getting a lot of tight end and running back help.
The Packers’ passing game is going to be more dink and dunk than it is downfield action.