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Big talk; big game; and big hats.
Caps off to the Green Bay Packers, who stayed alive in the NFC postseason hunt with a commanding 41-17 win over the Minnesota Vikings.
The NFC North rivalry game was prefaced with smack talk, amping up the stakes.
Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander delivered the most spice to the crucial, late-season matchup when he called out Vikings wideout Justin Jefferson.
Alexander and the Packers secondary were far from being all hat and no cattle — limiting Jefferson to one catch for 15 yards after Jaire called his impressive Week 1 performance against the Packers (11 receptions, 184 yards and two touchdowns) a fluke.
Receiving flak all week for calling out Jefferson, Alexander got his revenge in a postgame locker room interview. Alexander specifically called out Undisputed analysts Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless — all while wearing a comically oversized hat, which is quickly becoming the best NFL trend.
“Tell Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless they need to watch what they say when they talk about me,” Alexander told reporters in the locker room, sporting a massive Packers cap. “They need to watch what they put out; talking about he a ’good’ corner. I’m a great corner.”
Most people around football thought Alexander was crazy for injecting more insult to the heated matchup. After all, he was firing up a wideout on the steps of 2,000-yards receiving in 2022.
“I said what I said and I meant what I said,” Alexander proudly stated in a separate postgame interview.