Week 5 was a tumultuous one for LSU alums, with the loss of star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. Here’s a look at what he and the rest of NFLSU accomplished through October 9th.
Thursday night, the New England Patriots took on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Linebacker Kendell Beckwith was in for the Bucs, racking up a total of nine tackles. He was the only player representing LSU on the night. Tampa Bay left with the win, 25-23.
In Indianapolis, linebacker Barkevious Mingo recorded just one tackle for the Colts. Defensive tackle Al Woods had two tackles and one assist. On the other sideline, cornerback Rashard Robinson came up with one tackle and two assists for the San Francisco 49ers. The Colts defeated the 49ers, 26-23.
In the New York Jets - Cleveland Browns matchup, safety Jamal Adams was hugely effective for the Jets’ defense. Adams posted six tackles and three assists on the day. Cornerback Morris Claiborne slightly surpassed those numbers, totaling eight tackles and one assist. The Jets were victorious over the Browns, 17-14.
In Pittsburgh, running back Leonard Fournette started for the Jacksonville Jaguars. He far and away was the most impactful player on offense, putting up some 28 carries for 181 yards, averaging 6.5 yards per carry. He also accounted for two of the team’s touchdowns in their 30-9 win over the Steelers.
In the Los Angeles Chargers - New York Giants matchup, left tackle Joe Barksdale made his made his 89th career start. For the Giants, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught five passes for 97 yards, averaging 19.4 yards per reception. He also scored a single touchdown before leaving the game with a fractured ankle, leaving him sidelined for the rest of the season. Teammate Brad Wing punted eight times for 353 yards, averaging 44.1 yards per. The Giants were defeated at home, 27-22.
In Cincinatti, running back Jeremy Hill racked up four carries for 16 yards, averaging four yards per carry for the Bengals. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell had five receptions for 32 yards, averaging 6.4 yards per catch. Linebacker Kevin Minter accounted for four of the team’s tackles and one assist. For the Buffalo Bills, long snapper Reid Ferguson started his fifth career game with the team. Cornerback Tre’Davious White had one of his quietest games of the season, recording two tackles. Kyle Williams was in at defensive tackle, with two assists on the day. The Bengals beat the Bills, 20-16.
At Ford Field, wide receiver Russell Shepard had two receptions for 15 yards, averaging 7.5 yards per catch for the Carolina Panthers. Right guard Trai Turner made his 46th career start. The Panthers slid past the Lions, 27-24.
In Miami, defensive tackle Davon Godchaux posted two tackles for the Dolphins. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry was a main target on offense, racking up five receptions for 44 yards, averaging 8.8 yards per catch. He also scored one touchdown. The Dolphins won at home, 16-10.
In Philadelphia, Donnie Jones punted three times for 129 yards, averaging 43 yards per for the Eagles. Free safety Jalen Mills totaled four tackles. For the Arizona Cardinals, defensive back Tyrann Mathieu recorded two tackles and one assist. Cornerback Patrick Peterson came up with one tackle. The Eagles dominated the Cardinals to a 34-7 win.
In Los Angeles, left tackle Andrew Whitworth made his 169th career start. For the Seattle Seahawks, center Ethan Pocic played his fifth game, and had one kick return for 13 yards. The Seahawks went home with the win, 16-10.
At AT&T Stadium, right tackle La’el Collins started the 19th game of his career for the Dallas Cowboys. For the Green Bay Packers, Ricky Jean Francois was active at the defensive end position. The Packers got the victory on the road, 35-31.
Sunday night, running back Alfred Blue was active for the Houston Texans. For the Kansas City Chiefs, defensive tackle Bennie Logan recorded three tackles. The Chiefs returned to Kansas City with the win, 42-34.
In the Monday night action, defensive end Danielle Hunter was in for the Minnesota Vikings, coming up with two tackles. The Vikings won, 20-17.
Inactives for the week included linebacker Kwon Alexander for the Buccaneers, defensive end Tashawn Bower for the Vikings, offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins for the Steelers and safety Eric Reid for the 49ers.