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NFLSU Gamethread: Week 4

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Good morning, welcome to week four of the NFL season.

There’s not a lot to report on from the alleged football game that happened Thursday night between the Broncos and the Jets. Lloyd Cushenberry continues to start at center for Denver, while, mercifully, there aren’t any LSU players on the Jets who may very well go 0-16 this season.

As for today, the NFL is finally feeling the affects of COVID-19. The Tennessee Titans-Pittsburgh Steelers game has been postponed after the Titans had 18 people—nine players and nine team personnel members— test positive for the virus. Likewise, the Patriots-Chiefs game has been pushed to Monday night after Cam Newton tested positive; and there was almost a third cancellation after a New Orleans Saints player tested positive Saturday night, but that wound up being a false positive.

With all that said, on to today’s games.

JAGUARS at BENGALS, 12:00 P.M., CBS

K’Lavon Chaisson has been telling Joe Burrow how much he’s looking forward to the day he can finally sack him. Reader, I fear today is that day. The Bengals have given up a league-high 14 sacks this year.

BROWNS at COWBOYS, 12:00 P.M., FOX

The Browns are above .500 for the first time since 2014. Good for them! Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are off to solid starts this season. Beckham leads the Browns in yards, while Landry has the most catches.

As for Dallas, La’el Collins season is officially over as Collins is expected to undergo hip surgery this Wednesday.

SAINTS at LIONS, 12:00 P.M., FOX

Nothing here from an LSU perspective. So now I can fret about Drew Brees’ noodle arm in...well not peace but you get what I’m saying.

SEAHAWKS at DOLPHINS, 12:00 P.M., FOX

No Jamal Adams today, but there’s still plenty of LSU representation here. Ethan Pocic and Damien Lewis continue to start along the offensive line, blocking for MVP candidate Russell Wilson; while Blake Ferguson continues to handle the long snapping duties for the Dolphins

CHARGERS at BUCCANEERS, 12:00 P.M., CBS

After going off for 103 yards and two scores in week two against the Panthers, Leonard Fournette crashed back down to earth last Sunday in Denver: 7 carries for 15 yards. Devin White, on the other hand, continues to excel and is currently tied for the NFL lead in tackles with 33.

I’m not sure if this counts, but the Chargers elevated Tyron Johnson to the active roster yesterday. Johnson played his freshman year at LSU before transferring to Oklahoma State.

RAVENS at WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM, 12:00 P.M., CBS

Patrick Queen continues to shine for Baltimore, leading the Ravens in solo tackles, 15, and is second in combined tackles, 21.

As for Washington, we’re still waiting for Saahdiq Charles to make his professional debut. It won’t be this week, as Charles continues to battle a calf injury.

PANTHERS at CARDINALS, 12:00 P.M., FOX

The good thing about LSU’s win over Vanderbilt is that the secondary looked more like the DBU we’ve come to expect over the years. I’m sure the current iteration of DBU made alums Patrick Peterson and Donte Jackson proud last night.

VIKINGS at TEXANS, 12:00 P.M., FOX

SKOL

GIANTS at RAMS, 3:05 P.M., FOX

You can avoid this game, I won’t judge you. Though Max compares Myles Brennan to Jared Goff so if you want to gaze into the future, give this a look.

COLTS at BEARS, 3:25 P.M., CBS

Yeah go ahead and avoid this game too. The Bears decided they’d rather be “good” with Nick Foles playing quarterback rather than entertaining with Mitch Trubisky. Sad!

BILLS at RAIDERS, 3:25 P.M., CBS

A sneaky good game at THE ROOMBA. Did you know LSU was pegged to go to the Las Vegas Bowl after last week’s loss against Mississippi State?

EAGLES at 49ERS, 7:20 P.M., NBC

The Eagles are a bunch of ninnies after settling for the tie last week against Joe Burrow’s Bengals and for that they must be ridiculed. Going 0-3-1 on national television against the MASH unit off 49ers seems appropriate.

PATRIOTS at CHIEFS, MONDAY OCTOBER 5, 6:05 P.M., CBS

Clyde Edwards-Helaire continued to be an all-purpose dynamo for the Chiefs. He got 25 touches against the Ravens last Monday night and picked up 134 yards from scrimmage. Clyde is currently seventh in the NFL in yards from scrimmage with 342.

FALCONS at PACKERS, MONDAY OCTOBER 5, 7:50 P.M., ESPN

God bless the Falcons and their ability to blow any lead at any point of a game. Luckily for them, tomorrow night they won’t have a lead to blow! Progress!