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Walking Wounded: Next Men Up in Short Supply

RT Bryan Bulaga (Benny Sieu/USP)

Under Mike McCarthy, the expectation is the substitutes will perform and the team will keep winning. Starters, however, are starters for a reason. Might the injury to Bryan Bulaga be the tipping point, or can the team survive until some injured stars return next month?

Prince partied like it's 1999. Can the Green Bay Packers party like it's 2010? Two years ago, the Packers won the Super Bowl despite 11 opening-day starters missing at least one game. In all, those players missed a combined 86 games. Six starters wound up on injured reserve, and they all missed at least 10 games. The phrase "next man up" became so ingrained that it was practically painted in... Recommended Stories