On Sunday, Alexander couldn't wait to break out Jefferson's touchdown dance. After there was a pass breakup near the sideline in the first quarter, Alexander got up and did the "Griddy," which Jefferson has made famous.
Jaire Alexander just did the griddy in Justin Jefferson's face. pic.twitter.com/kjJ3ygl7gp
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) January 1, 2023
Alexander backed it up after that. Jefferson finished with just one catch for 15 yards. Alexander held Jefferson without a catch in the first half, which is impressive considering Jefferson came into Week 17 with a good shot at the NFL single-season receiving yards record.
Jefferson was clearly frustrated and accidentally bumped an official when he took his helmet off following an interception.
Justin Jefferson showing his frustration pic.twitter.com/5EazCcn7NW
— heaven highlight (@highlghtheaven) January 1, 2023
That will turn up the rivalry between the two young NFC North stars a little bit. Jefferson has had a historic season. Alexander made sure Jefferson didn't add to it on his watch in Week 17.