Jaire Alexander, the Green Bay Packers’ star cornerback, has consistently demonstrated his ability to shut down some of the NFL’s top wide receivers. When it comes to facing D.J. Moore, the Chicago Bears wide receiver, Alexander’s skills align perfectly to contain the talented receiver.
Alexander’s exceptional speed and agility make him a formidable matchup against Moore’s quick bursts off the line of scrimmage. Moore often relies on his agility and route-running precision to gain separation, but Alexander’s speed allows him to shadow him effectively.
Physicality is one of Alexander’s key assets. Moore can be a physical receiver himself, but Alexander’s strength and ability to jam receivers at the line disrupt his timing and route execution.
With the Green Bay Packers playing on the road against the Chicago Bears in Week 1, here are three reasons why they’ll be victorious.
In the last game these two matched up back in 2020, Moore had a big game, finishing with six receptions for 131 yards. However, when Alexander was covering him, he only accrued two of those catches for 32 yards, with Alexander breaking up one pass. Joe Barry talked this week about adapting or dying in the NFL, and he needs to adapt his defense so Alexander follows the Bears’ star receiver and gives him the business all game long. That’s a key for Green Bay to walk away with a victory on their rival’s home field.
Let’s check out a couple of other reasons why the Packers will beat the Bears in Week 1.