Packers rookie corner Jaire Alexander, a first-round pick in 2018, looks like he's going to be a good player for years to come. He's also not lacking in confidence, which is an important trait for any player but particularly for a corner.
That said, he might want to dial it back a little bit when he says things like the Vikings offense wasn't "that tough" after a 24-17 Minnesota victory on Sunday night. Not only did the comment draw some attention in the immediate aftermath, but with the benefit of hindsight, we can see just how tough the Vikings were.
In particular, Vikings wide receivers Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs routinely beat Green Bay coverage. They combined for 37 catches, 461 yards and five touchdown grabs in the two meetings between the teams this year.
If you don't believe the numbers, believe the film. Nick Olson on Twitter put together a compilation video from Sunday's game.
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