Packers CB Jaire Alexander pinpoints Bears WR Equanimeous St. Brown's 'real slow' route break for setting up critical late interception


(670 The Score) Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander didn’t mince words when pinpointing what transpired on his critical interception late in Green Bay’s 28-19 win at Chicago on Sunday afternoon.

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Alexander explained that Bears receiver Equanimeous St. Brown – a former teammate of his – is slow coming out of his routes, making plays much easier to read.

“I knew it was coming,” Alexander told Ryan Wood of “One thing about that receiver that we played against, that I got the pick on, you’re going to know when he’s breaking down for his route. So I already knew. I envisioned it. It was almost like I was telepathic, because I seen it before it happened. Then when I broke, I was like, ‘Oh yeah.’

“He’s just not as quick as some. He’s just kind of slow with it. He’s real slow. So it was just easy.”

Alexander’s interception of Bears quarterback Justin Fields came on a first-and-10 play that started with 2:57 remaining in the game and Chicago having driven to Green Bay’s 43-yard line. The Packers led 20-19 at the time, and they followed up the big turnover with a game-sealing touchdown.

In his postgame comments, Fields also seemed to indicate that Brown needed to do more on his route.

“It's the dig route," Fields said. "I think 23 made a great play on that play. EQ was underneath him. At that point, once you throw that ball, you anticipate the throw and then boom, he jumped it and really, at that point, you just like to see the receiver come back to the ball.”

Earlier in the game, St. Brown had beat Alexander for a 56-yard reception. Reflecting on that play as well, Alexander called St. Brown a "scrub."

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