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 ATE Cousins up on this pic.twitter.com/Do1uev6T9n— Rachel Hopmayer (@rachelhopmayer) September 13, 2020
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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