Packers G Taylor shines in first ever start at tackle
- With starting tackles Bryan Bulaga and David Bakhtiari out for the Green Bay Packers’ Thursday Night Game against the Chicago Bears, the team turned to a makeshift offensive line that consisted of guards, Lane Taylor, Jahri Evans and Lucas Patrick, tackle Justin McCray and center Corey Linsley.
- The job of protecting Aaron Rodgers’ blindside fell to fifth-year guard Lane Taylor. Prior to the contest, Taylor had played a total of 1766 snaps at guard, but never played a snap at tackle.
- In a situation that could have easily been a disaster for the Packers passing attack, Taylor rose to the challenge and allowed just one hurry on his 29 pass blocking snaps. He ended the game with a pass blocking efficiency of 97.4 and a pass blocking grade of 78.9, both the best marks among Packers offensive linemen.