3. Jaire Alexander
Jaire Alexander is well on his way to an All-Pro type of season and career. One game that stands out as a coming out party of sorts for him, is two years ago against the Rams and receiver Brandin Cooks.
Jaire will have the opportunity to reproduce that breakout game. Cooks is now on the Texans and heating up after the coaching change.
Kevin King’s health will have a lot to do with who Alexander matches up against or if he follows a particular receiver around. But, based off of the success he had last time, how could you not want him to match up against Cooks again?
Regardless of who he has been matched up against, Alexander has been the most consistent of the Packers defenders and amongst the best corners in the NFL.
One thing evading Alexander has been turnover plays. He has one interception so far on the season that came all the way back in week one against Minnesota. I’ve got a feeling he’s in line for his second in this game.
Even if he isn’t following Cooks all over the field, Alexander will have his hands full as another speedster, Will Fuller, will be awaiting him on the other side.
If the Packers don’t want the makings of a losing streak, Alexander and Smith will have to work in tandem to shut down the Texans offense.