Aaron Rodgers not happy with talk in Packers' locker room

Aaron Rodgers heard the talk even before someone relayed what Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander said in the locker room after Sunday's upset loss to the New York Giants.

And he didn't like it. Alexander, the Pro Bowl cornerback, said he wasn't worried about the defense despite its role in the second-half meltdown that led to Green Bay's 27-22 loss in front of a pro-Packers crowd at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. At least not yet.

"I ain't worried, but if we lose next week, then I'll be worried," Alexander said, referring to next Sunday's game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field.

"But it's a new situation for everybody. New circumstances, sleep patterns. It's a whole adjustment here in London."

Rodgers, who publicly embraced the overseas trip all week, didn't like that message. And he wasn't just singling out Alexander; he heard it from others, too.

"Frankly, I don't like all this conversation about losing next week," Rodgers said. "I'm a firm believer in the power of words and manifestation. And we've got to check ourselves on that, because talking about that is not winning football. 

There was conversation about it in the locker room, and I don't like it. Ja's my guy, but we don't need to be talking like that."

The Packers almost certainly will be a heavy favorite against the Jets, but that was the case against the Giants, too. 

They lost as a 9-point favorite, making it the biggest upset in the NFL to date this season and the Packers' worst loss since Week 13 of 2018, when they lost to the Cardinals as a 13.5-point favorite and coach Mike McCarthy was fired afterward.

The Packers' performance spoiled what had been a festive week for the team in its first international game. They were the last NFL team that had not played outside of the country. 

They jumped out to a 17-3 lead and still led 20-10 at halftime thanks to an effective run game and some precise short passes.