The Green Bay Packers' offense is becoming a serious problem. A matchup with a struggling Las Vegas Raiders defense gave Green Bay the perfect opportunity to bounce back.
But the Packers could manage only 13 points. Jordan Love threw three interceptions. It was easily the offense's worst performance of the season yet.
The Packers still had a chance to win it if they could put together a game-winning drive. But Love threw a pick on a pass to Christian Watson in the end zone. Despite the defense's best efforts -- they held Las Vegas to 17 points -- Green Bay fell short on Monday Night Football.
All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander made some interesting comments after the game.
Did Jaire Alexander take a dig at Packers offense?
Green Bay's defense did its part, limiting Las Vegas to 17 points. Joe Barry's unit made four sacks and Rudy Ford intercepted Jimmy Garoppolo. We can take off three of those points -- a Jordan Love interception set up the Raiders in the red zone. Green Bay's defense limited them to a field goal.
The defense played well enough to win, but Jaire Alexander thinks it will take even more.
"At this point, it's pretty obvious that the defense has to not give up any touchdowns," said Alexander, according to The Athletic's Matt Schneidman.
Wow. That's not exactly what you want to hear from your CB1.
He might have a point, though. The Packers' offense started the season well, but since the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons, the good moments have been far outweighed by the bad. The defense might have to start shutting out their opponents to win the game.
Despite that, it's probably not the best thing for Alexander to say, whether he meant it as a dig or not.
Alexander isn't exactly giving a rave review of the Packers' new-look offense. They are so bad that we need to stop allowing touchdowns.
But he might be right. Outside of a fourth-quarter miracle against the New Orleans Saints, the Packers' offense has been awful in the past three games, and things are only getting worse.