SAD NEWS: Jaire Alexander’s wasn’t happy with…

Matt LaFleur wasn’t happy with Jaire Alexander’s Packers coin toss blunder.

In the moment, when he made the call, Alexander — who said it was “only suiting” he joined the Week 16 game captains given his connection to Charlotte — didn’t understand why everyone “looked at me like I was crazy,” though he added that teammates supported the decision to essentially make himself a captain.

“I’m like, I mean it’s pretty simple what I said, like I want the defense to be out there,” Alexander told reporters, according to The Athletic. “They like, ‘You mean defer?’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah, I guess.’”

The Packers barely snuck by the two-win Panthers, 33-30, when Anders Carlson connected on a 32-yard field goal with less than 20 seconds remaining.

Alexander, who’d missed the past six games due to a shoulder injury but was never placed on injured reserve, recorded four tackles and forced a fumble in his return to a struggling Packers defense that allowed the Panthers to score 30 points for the first time this season.

Still, the narrow victory kept the Packers’ slim postseason hopes alive for another week, with their 7-8 record just behind the 8-7 mark held by the Rams and Seahawks in the final two wild-card spots.

Green Bay will face the Vikings in Minnesota on Sunday before hosting the Bears to close the regular season.

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