The Green Bay Packers will face the Las Vegas Raiders in a highly anticipated Monday Night Football affair. Of course, part of the intrigue surrounding the game is the matchup between Davante Adams and Jaire Alexander. However, both players have come into their Week Five game with injuries.
Last week, Adams hurt his shoulder against the Los Angeles Chargers and was severely limited in practice this week. However, Tom Pelissero of The NFL Network recently reported that he will in fact play against the Packers tonight.
Alexander has missed the last two games with a back injury that he sustained in practice prior to the Packers’ win over the New Orleans Saints. Matt Schneidman of The Athletic reports that Alexander, too, will be a go for Green Bay’s game against the Raiders.
The Green Bay Packers Will Have Jaire Alexander for Their Game vs. the Las Vegas Raiders
All week long, Alexander has been a limited participant in practice. However, Schneidman reports that the team will have him active against the Raiders:
Packers CB Jaire Alexander is expected to play tonight, per source.
The All Pro has missed the last two games with a back injury and is listed as questionable to play against the Raiders.
— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) October 9, 2023
This is, of course, welcome news since Adams is also going to be active for the game. The two players consistently matched up against each other in practice for years with the Packers and helped make each other into the stars that they are today.
The Green Bay Packers Need Jaire Alexander to Have a “Get Right” Game
As mentioned, Alexander is a two-time Pro Bowl cornerback and is considered one of the best coverage corners in the NFL. However, he is off to a not-so-great start this year.
In the two games he has played, Alexander is allowing a 71.4% completion percentage while quarterbacks have a 135.7 passer rating when targeting him. It is only a small sample size and there is plenty of season left to improve those numbers. However, getting right against Adams will be a tall task.