In the seventh week of the NFL season, 33 former LSU Tigers took the field for a pro football team.
Thursday night, the Kansas City Chiefs took on the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Coliseum. Bennie Logan was in at defensive tackle for the Chiefs, recording four tackles and two assists. For the Raiders, offensive lineman Vadal Alexander started his sixth career game. The Raiders beat the Chiefs, 31-30.
Sunday featured a Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Buffalo Bills matchup, where linebacker Kwon Alexander racked up six tackles and three assists for the Bucs. Teammate Kendell Beckwith had three tackles and one assist at the same position. For the Bills, long snapper Reid Ferguson started his sixth career game. Cornerback Tre’Davious White posted just one tackle on the day. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams had an equally quiet game, with one tackle. The Bills won a close one, 30-27.
At Lucas Oil Stadium, linebacker Barkevious Mingo accounted for three tackles and one assist for the Indianapolis Colts. Defensive tackle Al Woods had two tackles and two assists. The Colts were totally shut out by the Jacksonville Jaguars, losing 27-0.
Across the pond, the Arizona Cardinals faced the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium. For the Cardinals, defensive back Tyrann Mathieu recorded two tackles and one assist. Cornerback Patrick Peterson had a single tackle on the game. In for the Rams was defensive tackle Michael Brockers, who totaled three tackles and one assist. Left tackle Andrew Whitworth made his made his 171st career start. The Rams dominated the Cardinals, winning 33-0.
At Hard Rock Stadium, defensive tackle Davon Godchaux had one tackle for the Dolphins. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry led the Miami offense, coming up with seven receptions for 93 yards, averaging 13.3 yards per catch. He also accounted for one of the team’s touchdowns.
On the other sideline, safety Jamal Adams was the New York Jets’ second-most impactful player on defense, posting five tackles, one assist and a sack. Cornerback Morris Claiborne recorded three tackles. The Dolphins won at home, 31-28.
At Soldier Field, the Chicago Bears went head-to-head with the Carolina Panthers. Wide receiver Russell Shepard had two receptions for 20 yards, averaging 10 yards per catch for the Panthers. Offensive guard Trai Turner made his 48th career start for the team. The Bears won in their own house, 17-3.
In Santa Clara, safety Eric Reid started for the San Francisco 49ers, totaling three tackles. Cornerback Rashard Robinson came up with just one tackle. For the Dallas Cowboys, right tackle La’el Collins made his 20th career start. The Cowboys made it look too easy, winning 40-10.
At Heinz Field, running back Jeremy Hill had four carries for seven yards, averaging 1.8 yards per carry. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell was key on offense, coming up with four receptions for 28 yards, averaging seven yards per reception. He accounted for one of team’s two touchdowns Sunday. Linebacker Kevin Minter had one tackle and one assist. The Bengals fell to the Pittsburgh Steelers, 29-14.
At MetLife Stadium, Brad Wing started for the New York Giants, punting seven times for 304 yards. He averaged 43.4 yards per. For the Seattle Seahawks, center Ethan Pocic played his sixth NFL game. The Seahawks beat a struggling Giants team on the road, 24-7.
In Sunday Night Football, the Atlanta Falcons faced the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Linebacker Deion Jones recorded six tackles and five assists for the Falcons. Duke Riley, also in at linebacker, had just one tackle on the night. It was an easy victory for the Patriots, who won 23-7.
Monday night, the Washington Redskins met the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. For the Eagles, Donnie Jones punted three times for 153 yards, averaging 51 yards per. Free safety Jalen Mills recorded three tackles and one assist. The Eagles beat the visiting Redskins, 34-24.
Inactives for this week included offensive tackle Joe Barksdale for the Chargers, defensive end Tashawn Bower for the Vikings, running back Leonard Fournette for the Jaguars and offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins for the Steelers.