Jaire Alexander dominates matchup with Justin Jefferson
Justin Jefferson destroyed Green Bay’s secondary in the Week 1 matchup, catching nine passes for 184 yards and two touchdowns. One of the major surprises was Jaire Alexander not covering Jefferson for much of the game.
That all changed on Sunday.
Alexander called Jefferson’s season-opening performance a “fluke” earlier in the week. Well, to Alexander’s credit, he backed it up on the field.
Jefferson finished the game with one reception for 15 yards.
He was completely shut out in the first half. According to NFL Next Gen Stats, Alexander shadowed Jefferson on 65.2% of his routes in the first half, allowing no catches on two targets.
An absolutely dominant performance from the Packers’ Pro Bowl cornerback, a reminder to the NFL that he is one of the best at his position.
Alexander had one pass breakup on a target for Jefferson, but the ball rarely went in his direction throughout the game.
The Packers’ star cornerback is on top of his game at the moment. If Green Bay is to make a run into the playoffs, Alexander will be a key reason why.
He reminded everyone that he can go one-on-one with any wide receiver in the NFL, as he so often has throughout his career.