The Green Bay Packers have been one of the hottest teams in football over the past few weeks. Just last week on Sunday Night Football, they pulled off a major upset win over Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. That win moved them to 6-6 on the season and back into the playoff picture for the time being.
Looking ahead to Week 14 NFL action, the Packers have another big game on the schedule. They will head to New York to take on the Giants on Monday Night Football.
At this point in the season, every game is a must-win for Green Bay. There are a lot of teams fighting for the last couple of playoff spots in the NFC. The Packers cannot afford to fall for a trap game at this point.
Jaire Alexander Makes Another Wild Statement About The Packers
Prior to their Week 14 game against the Giants, the Packers’ star cornerback spoke out and made a wild statement. He talked about being a “prophet” and then said Green Bay is going to win out the last five weeks.
“I’m not going to say I’m a prophet, but I called it. I said we were going to win out.”
It is always good to be confident as a professional athlete. However, there is some danger in being overconfident. Just ask the Pittsburgh Steelers how easily a season can completely fall apart.
All of that being said, the Packers are simply hoping that Alexander can make his return to the field this week. He has missed a lot of time this season due to injury. Without him on the field, their defensive secondary has struggled at times and they desperately need him back.
Matt LaFleur and company do have to be feeling good about their chances the rest of the season. They will take on the Giants in New York, the Buccaneers at home, the Panthers in Carolina, the Vikings in Minnesota, and the Bears at home the rest of the way. All of those games are winnable.
If they continue taking care of their own business, the Packers stand a good chance. Jordan Love has been on a roll and the defense has been playing well. Should Alexander be able to return to the field and stay health, Green Bay’s chances would rise even more.