Another week, another set of games filled with former LSU football players. Here’s a quick look at what each Tiger was up to in Week 4 of the NFL regular season.
In last Thursday night’s matchup, the Chicago Bears took on the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. It was a very quiet night for defensive end Ricky Jean Francois, who came up with just one tackle to speak of. The Packers left the stadium with a win, 35-14.
Defensive tackle Davon Godchaux mirrored that action, also posting a single tackle in Sunday’s New Orleans Saints - Miami Dolphins game. Wide receiver Jarvis Landry accounted for six receptions for 40 yards, averaging 6.7 yards per catch. The Dolphins were shut out in their own house, 20-0.
At Gilette Stadium, Carolina Panthers offensive guard Trai Turner made his 45th career start. Wide receiver Russell Shepard recorded one catch for 13 yards in the team’s 33-30 victory over the New England Patriots.
There were three Tigers active in the weekend’s Jacksonville Jaguars - New York Jets showdown. For Jacksonville, running back Leonard Fournette continued to be a key player on offense, racking up 24 carries for 86 yards. He averaged 3.6 yards per carry. In for the Jets, safety Jamal Adams recorded three tackles and two assists. Cornerback Morris Claiborne had three assists on the day. The Jets went on to defeat the Jaguars, 23-20.
At NRG Stadium, running back Alfred Blue finally made his first regular season appearance. Blue had four carries for 12 yards, averaging three yards per carry in the team’s 57-14 blowout victory over the Titans.
In Cleveland, running back Jeremy Hill was in for the Cincinnati Bengals. Hill accounted for six carries for 16 yards, averaging 2.7 yards per carry. Wide receiver Brandon LaFell had two receptions for a total of 17 yards, averaging 8.5 yards per catch. On defense, linebacker Kevin Minter was active, but had no statistics to report. The Bengals blazed past the Browns, 31-7.
There was a single former LSU player on the field for the Minnesota Vikings when they took on the Detroit Lions in Minneapolis. Defensive end Danielle Hunter recorded three tackles, two assists and 2.0 sacks. The Lions won by a touchdown, 14-7.
When the Los Angeles Rams faced the Dallas Cowboys in Dallas, defensive tackle Michael Brockers was in for the Rams. Brockers came up with two tackles, one assist and a sack. Offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth made his 168th career start, at the left tackle position. Offensive lineman La’el Collins made his 18th career start for the Cowboys, who fell to the Rams, 35-30.
In Atlanta, Reid Ferguson made his fourth appearance at the long snapper position for the Buffalo Bills. Cornerback Tre’Davious White recorded three tackles and one assist. Defensive tackle Kyle Williams had one tackle. For the Falcons, linebacker Deion Jones led the defense with six tackles, two assists and one sack. Teammate Duke Riley had two assists.
At the StubHub Center, Philadelphia Eagles Donnie Jones had two punts for 95 yards, averaging 47.5 yards each. Free safety Jalen Mills recorded two tackles and two assists. For the Los Angeles Chargers, Joe Barksdale started at right tackle, his 65th career start. The Chargers lost in a close one, 26-24.
In the San Francisco 49ers - Arizona Cardinals matchup, cornerback Rashard Robinson posted six tackles. For Arizona, defensive back Tyrann Mathieu led the defense with a whopping 11 tackles, and also had a sack on the day. Cornerback Patrick Peterson recorded three tackles and one assist. The Cardinals were victorious, 18-15.
At Raymond James Stadium, linebacker Kendell Beckwith started for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, posting nine tackles. In for the New York Giants, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. came up big on offense, racking up seven receptions for 90 yards. He averaged 12.9 yards per catch. Brad Wing punted five times for 205 yards, averaging 41 yards per. The Buccaneers defeated the Giants, 25-23.
In Seattle, linebacker Barkevious Mingo started on the outside for the Indianapolis Colts. Defensive tackle Al Woods recorded one tackle and two assists. For the Seahawks, center Ethan Pocic started on the offensive line. The Seahawks dominated the Colts in a 46-18 win.
Inactives for this 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,