Looking Back: By Numbers at Offensive Line

We continue our position review of the 2013 season with 19 revealing statistics focused on the offensive line. Josh Sitton remains an anchor, David Bakhtiari was a big upgrade and the line provided a lot of bang for the buck.

A by-the-numbers look at the Green Bay Packers' offensive line.

0: Snaps missed this season by All-Pro guard Josh Sitton. He played in all 1,141 run by the Packers' offense.

0: Games started by 2011 first-round draft pick Derek Sherrod in his career. After not playing in 2012, he played six offensive snaps in 2013. He'll be entering his final season under contract.

2: Games in which the Packers' starting five didn't line up for the first snap of the game. Right tackle Don Barclay missed the November games against the Giants and Vikings. The Packers used just two starting combinations, matching the 2010 squad.

3: Snaps missed in the regular season by rookie left tackle David Bakhtiari — the final three snaps of the Week 2 game against Washington — until sustaining a concussion and missing the final 11 snaps of the playoff game.

4: Sacks allowed by T.J. Lang this season. He yielded 11 last season while starting three games at right tackle and battling elbow problems.

4: Starting offensive line combinations used in 2012, all during the final seven games of the season.

5: Starting offensive line combinations used in 2011.

5.85: Yards per carry on runs over left tackle, according to league data. The Packers averaged a league-worst 2.34 yards per carry over left tackle in 2012.

6.5: Sacks allowed by center Evan Dietrich-Smith, according to STATS. Jeff Saturday allowed 3.5 sacks in 2012. Dietrich-Smith will be a free agent.

7.2: Percentage of rushing plays in which the Packers were "stuffed," according to STATS. A "stuff" is a tackle for loss. That was the sixth-lowest rate in the league.

7.5: Sacks allowed by Bakhtiari.

9.5: Sacks allowed by Barclay in 14 games. Only four right tackles allowed more.

10: Sacks allowed by Sitton over the past five seasons, according to STATS, including just 1.5 this year.

10: Sacks allowed last year by then-starting left tackle Marshall Newhouse. Newhouse also allowed 11.5 sacks in 2011.

16: Starts by Bakhtiari, the only rookie left tackle to be anything more than an occasional starter.

18: Offensive tackles selected in April's draft. Bakhtiari was the ninth off the board.

26: Consecutive games missed, including playoffs, by Bryan Bulaga, the 2010 first-round pick. He'll be entering his final year under contract.

63.0: Percentage of third-and-1 runs converted into a first down, the third-best rate in the league, according to STATS.

17,540,974: Dollars against the cap the Packers' offensive line counted this season, the 10th-lowest figure in the league, according to OverTheCap.com.


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