Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs and Green Bay Packers cornerback Jaire Alexander started their trash talk in the tunnel as the team came onto the field, and it continued throughout the game where the Bills defeated the Packers 27-17 on Sunday Night Football.
“I don’t give a f— who started it, I finished it. I got the win,” Diggs said, according to ESPN’s Alaina Getzenberg. “I don’t deal with moral victories. I don’t deal with one-on-one battles because it’s not a one-on-one game. … It’s a team effort, and I got a dub. I feel like at the end of the day there are no moral victories.”
Alexander had his own version.
“Nah, I don’t either,” Alexander said when asked who started the trash talking. “I finished it.”
“I mean, I always thought he was a decent receiver, but not much I can say about him,” he continued, adding that he was “just keeping it real” and told Diggs before the game that Diggs “couldn’t mess with me,” referring to Diggs as “a little boy.”
“Of course I’m going to be aggressive and set the tone. And they grabbed me in a crucial moment,” Diggs said. “I could’ve had a flag. So it’s not so much as far as like going after a guy, but he knows to be smart. That’s just how this game goes when it gets a little chippy.”
“It’s the most talking that’s ever been with another team,” Diggs said. “Cause I don’t know why. You know, we don’t really do too much talking. You’ve seen us week in and week out. We just go in and try to get the job done. It happens this way sometimes. I don’t care. No matter how a game approaches, I’m a leader in this football team, I’m going to continue to be a leader and I’m going to lead by example. And I’m not going to get pushed around by nobody.”