Forced to shuffle around multiple times, the offensive line gave Aaron Rodgers plenty of time to throw, while opening rushing lanes at a high rate.
Green Bay replaced Bakhtiari with another offensive lineman and brought a defensive lineman up from the practice squad for the final regular season game of the season.
The Packers saw a few key players leave Thursday’s game with injuries, but controlling the action early helped alleviate any additional stress that placed on the team’s depth.
One of the Packers’ more dynamic playmakers will not be eligible to play tonight, with the team electing to keep him on injured reserve for another week.
Green Bay also elevated two additional practice squad players to give the team a full complement of options on Sunday in Houston.
This is Braden’s second stint with Green Bay after spending two months on the practice squad in 2019.