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Ranking Every Week 5 NFL Game by LSU-Ness

Joe Burrow won a game!

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Dallas Cowboys Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

What a week for the Tigers in the NFL. The headliner was Joe Burrow finally winning his first NFL game. Perhaps more importantly, he was only sacked once. All things are possible.

Odell Beckham Jr looked like a version of himself we haven’t seen in years, while Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Justin Jefferson, and Patrick Queen are establishing themselves as the best rookies at their positions. What do they have in store for us this week? Let’s take a look.

BUCCANEERS at BEARS

When: 7:20 pm CST on FOX/NFL Network/Amazon Prime

Former LSU Bucs Players: LB Devin White, RB Leonard Fournette, LB Kevin Minter

Former LSU Bears Players: LB Barkevious Mingo

Fournette is doubtful, so this loses points, but Devin White is playing out of his mind right now. If Fournette is a go, it’s a pretty easy call for a primetime game.

SCORE: 5/10

BENGALS at RAVENS

When: 12:00 CST on CBS

Former LSU Bengals Players: QB Joe Burrow

Former LSU Ravens Players: LB Patrick Queen

The Offensive MVP of the 2020 National Championship Game vs the Defensive MVP of the 2020 National Championship Game. Hell yes. I can’t give a perfect score to a game with only two Tigers, but... dammit I want to.

SCORE: 9.5/10

PANTHERS at FALCONS

When: 12:00 CST on FOX

Former LSU Panthers Players: CB Donte Jackson

Former LSU Falcons Players: LB Deion Jones, WR Russell Gage

Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley seem to be dealing with injuries every week. The Russell Gage WR1 Era is upon us.

SCORE: 7/10

JAGUARS at TEXANS

When: 12:00 CST on CBS

Former LSU Jaguars Players: WR DJ Chark, LB K’Lavon Chaisson

Former LSU Texans Players: None

The DJ Chark WR1 is here for good. It’s incredible how much he alone improves this Jags offense.

SCORE: 5/10

RAIDERS at CHIEFS

When: 12:00 CST on CBS

Former LSU Raiders Players: TE Foster Moreau, DE Arden Key

Former LSU Chiefs Players: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, RB Darrell Williams, S Tyrann Mathieu

Last week Tyrann Mathieu scored the second defensive touchdown of his NFL career. Nature is healing, life is beginning to resume normal function. This is a great sign folks.

Also, there’s a lot to like from this game.

SCORE: 8/10

BRONCOS at PATRIOTS

When: 12:00 CST on CBS

Former LSU Broncos Players: C Lloyd Cushenberry

Former LSU Patriots Players: None

While we’re on the subject...

SCORE: 2/10

CARDINALS at JETS

When: 12:00 CST on FOX

Former LSU Cardinals Players: CB Patrick Peterson, DE Rashard Lawrence

Former LSU Jets Players: None

Sure the Cardinals lost on Sunday, but Patrick Peterson got an interception and Rashard Lawrence got his first career tackle! Keep it up and Cards game could see some higher scores pretty soon...

SCORE: 4/10

BILLS at TITANS

When: 12:00 CST on CBS?

Former LSU Bills Players: CB Tre’Davious White, LS Reid Ferguson

Former LSU Titans Players: CB Kristian Fulton (Reserve/COVID-19 List)

This game is also in serious doubt, but Fulton is currently on the COVID List, so he probably won’t play either way. Sooooooo oh well!

SCORE: 4/10

EAGLES at STEELERS

When: 12:00 CST on FOX

Former LSU Eagles Players: S Jalen Mills, LB Duke Riley

Former LSU Steelers Players: None

Too many other good options to focus on this one.

SCORE: 2/10

RAMS at WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

When: 12:00 CST on FOX

Former LSU Rams Players: DT Michael Brockers, T Andrew Whitworth

Former LSU Washington Players: T Saahdiq Charles

Looking at a snapshot of this game in 2019 would probably be the most mind-blowing. The Washington Football Team? Bone-colored uniforms? No fans at FedEx Field? Actually that part’s not super unusual.

SCORE: 5/10

DOLPHINS at 49ERS

When: 3:05 CST on FOX

Former LSU Dolphins Players: DT Davon Godchaux, LS Blake Ferguson

Former LSU 49ers Players: LB Kwon Alexander

Fine, I guess.

SCORE: 5/10

COLTS at BROWNS

When: 3:25 CST on CBS

Former LSU Colts Players: None

Former LSU Browns Players: WR Odell Beckham Jr, WR Jarvis Landry, CB Greedy Williams (injured), LB Jacob Phillips

They did it. The mad lads finally did it.

As if this one play wasn’t enough, Beckham had his best game in four years and Jacob Phillips made a key fourth down stop. Greedy has still been dealing with injuries all year, but if he gets back and sees significant playing time, Browns games are must-watches no matter who the opponent is. Considering the rest of the afternoon slate, this one practically is.

SCORE: 9/10

GIANTS at COWBOYS

When: 3:25 CST on CBS

Former LSU Cowboys Players: T La’el Collins*

Former LSU Giants Players: None

La’el Collins was officially ruled out for the rest of the season, which is the only reason I’m listing here this time. From this point on he won’t be on here. Sooooo yeah this game sucks.

SCORE: 0/10

VIKINGS at SEAHAWKS

When: 7:20 CST on NBC

Former LSU Vikings Players: DE Danielle Hunter, WR Justin Jefferson

Former LSU Seahawks Players: S Jamal Adams (injured), G Damien Lewis, C Ethan Pocic

This the third straight year these teams have played in Seattle, and all three have been in primetime. Sure, man. Anyway Adams being out sucks but this is still pretty solid.

SCORE: 8/10

CHARGERS at SAINTS

When: 7:15 CST on ESPN

Former LSU Chargers Players: G Trai Turner, WR Tyron Johnson

Former LSU Saints Players: C Will Clapp

The Saints are definitely reading this series and trolling me. They cut Will Clapp after I called them out for only having him on the roster to have an LSU player. Then they re-signed him right before Sunday’s game! Those cheeky bastards.

Also on Saturday Zach messaged me that the Chargers signed former LSU WR Tyron Johnson to the active roster and wondered if that counted. I told him I’d include him as a joke. But then what did the dude go out and do on Sunday??

Hell yeah we’re claiming him.

SCORE: 3/10