The Green Bay Packers were given another devastating injury blow to their roster earlier this week when the team was forced to put starting right tackle Bryan Bulaga on injured reserve because of a dislocated hip.
Bulaga was the seventh player the Packers have had to place on IR so far in 2012.
The Packers are now utilizing T.J. Lang at right tackle in place of Bulaga and are using Evan Dietrich-Smith at left guard—Lang's former position.
The other starters on the offensive line remain the same:
Left Tackle- Marshall Newhouse
Center- Jeff Saturday
Right Guard- Josh Sitton
However, the Packers are now painfully inexperienced with the backups on the offensive line—they are two undrafted rookies, in fact. Don Barclay is the key backup at offensive tackle, while Greg Van Roten is the key backup at guard.
Also, the Packers might be able to bring back offensive tackle Derek Sherrod (first-round pick in 2011) in a couple of weeks. Sherrod (broken leg) started the season on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list.
Currently, Sherrod is practicing and the team has two weeks to determine if he is healthy enough to be brought on to the roster, or if he will be placed on IR.
But as bad as it might seem, the Packers have experienced this before, with all of the offensive lines that ended up as Super Bowl champions.
Let's take a look at those offensive lines from the past who battled in the trenches and ended up winning the biggest game of them all in the NFL.