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Jaire Alexander gets Packers’ first sack and safety of 2020 on unblocked blitz

Mike Pettine dialed up a great call with the Vikings backed up near their own goal line.

Green Bay Packers v Minnesota Vikings Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Although the Green Bay Packers’ offensive playcalling has been questionable near the goal line early on in week one, the defense did just fine near the same goal line. Following a failed 4th-and-goal attempt inside the one-yard line by the offense, Mike Pettine’s unit stepped up with a huge play a few snaps later.

Stacked up in their own end zone, Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings picked up a couple of yards on first down. But on second down, Pettine brought cornerback Jaire Alexander on a corner blitz, and it paid off:

Alexander’s sack was the Packers’ first of the game and on the young season, and pulled the Packers back within a few points, cutting the Vikings’ lead to 7-5. The Packers would later pull ahead 8-7 on a Mason Crosby field goal after the team entered the red zone on the third straight drive but stalled out once again.

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