4 Green Bay Packers on the hot seat entering Week 18

The playoffs are on the line for the Green Bay Packers in Week 18.

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2. Jaire Alexander

One of the best cornerbacks in the entire NFL was suspended last week for conduct detrimental to the team. Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander got in trouble for an issue with his involvement in a coin toss, and frankly, you can't help but wonder how much going on behind the scenes has the Packers frustrated with one of their top players.

Alexander has been limited to just six games this season as it is, and the combination of injuries and now a suspension have left his future very much up in the air.

Against the Chicago Bears, he's going to be tasked with going up against one of the NFL's best playmakers at the receiver position: DJ Moore. Moore already has 92 receptions for 1,300 yards and eight touchdowns this season. He's coming off of an outstanding game in which he caught nine passes for 159 yards and a touchdown.

Especially with the off-field distraction and injuries limiting him this year, Alexander needs to go out there against Chicago and live up to his lofty contract. The Packers have an $8 million trigger to consider this offseason with Alexander, and he could end up being a trade candidate if they aren't 100 percent happy with the way he's going about his business on and off the field.

This is a huge matchup for No. 23.