Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander did plenty of talking before his rematch with Justin Jefferson and the Minnesota Vikings in Week 17, but backed everything up with a shutdown performance. Jefferson, the league's leading receiver, was held to just 1 catch for 15 yards. Meanwhile, the Packers hosed the Vikings and kept the flame on their playoff hopes burning bright.
Not only was Jefferson visibly frustrated on the field, but he also appeared rattled when speaking to the media after the game. His postgame comments were telling and further proof that Alexander really owns some space inside of his head.
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Jefferson claimed the Packers' lead cornerback should have been called for taunting after Alexander broke up a pass in the first quarter. Alexander got up and did Jefferson's signature griddy dance after the play.
Was this a rulebook definition of taunting? Maybe, but still calling for a penalty after the game is not something the league's best wide receiver should do. The in-game clip even shows Jefferson calling for the penalty right on the field.
There's a lesson here. Jefferson leads the NFL with 124 catches and a ridiculous 1,771 receiving yards. The three-time Pro Bowler should let his play do the talking instead of begging for non-gameplay penalties after the fact.
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