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Rating Every Week 16 NFL Game By LSU-Ness

Football on Christmas?? Okay sure

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Minnesota Vikings Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Merry Christmas! Need a distraction from the stress of hiring a new defensive coordinator? Let’s see what the Tigers in the NFL are doing!

VIKINGS at SAINTS

When: Dec. 25, 3:30 CST on FOX, NFL Network, Amazon Prime

Former LSU Vikings Players: WR Justin Jefferson

Former LSU Saints Players: LB Kwon Alexander, C Will Clapp

Justin Jefferson returns to the Superdome where he was last seen breaking Clemson defenders’ ankles and receiving cash from Odell Beckham Jr. This game won’t be nearly as entertaining as those things, but it’s still nice for a holiday.

SCORE: 7/10

BUCCANEERS at LIONS

When: Dec. 26, 12:00 CST on NFL Network

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

Former LSU Lions Players: None

Yes, we have a Saturday NFL triple-header! I don’t know what bowl games this is up against, but the Bucs remembered they had Leonard Fournette last week so that should be fun to watch.

SCORE: 7/10

49ERS at CARDINALS

When: Dec. 26, 3:30 CST on Amazon Prime

Former LSU 49ers Players: None

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

Yes you read that right, a game exclusively on Amazon Prime. This is the future folks.

SCORE: 4/10

DOLPHINS at RAIDERS

When: Dec. 26, 7:15 CST on NFL Network

Former LSU Dolphins Players: LS Blake Ferguson

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

It’s looking like Marcus Mariota will get the start for an injured Derek Carr, making this a battle of two Hawaiian quarterbacks. That’s pretty cool!

SCORE: 4/10

COLTS at STEELERS

When: Dec. 27, 12:00 CST on CBS

Former LSU Colts Players: None

Former LSU Steelers Players: T Jerald Hawkins

The Steelers are doing an excellent impression of the 2015 LSU Tigers. Much like that team’s late-season games, you shouldn’t watch this.

SCORE: 1/10

FALCONS at CHIEFS

When: Dec. 27, 12:00 CST on FOX

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

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

Clyde will miss this game with an injury, but should thankfully be back for the Playoffs. This is still a solid collection of Tigers.

SCORE: 9/10

BEARS at JAGUARS

When: Dec. 27, 12:00 CST on CBS

Former LSU Bears Players: LB Barkevious Mingo

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

Operation Save DJ Chark got a major boost last week. Barring a stunning upset Trevor Lawrence will find himself in Jacksonville. All due respect to Danny Etling, a #GoodQuarterback, but DJ deserves a dude like Trevor.

SCORE: 5/10

BENGALS at TEXANS

When: Dec. 27, 12:00 CST on FOX

Former LSU Bengals Players: Poor Joe

Former LSU Texans Players: None

Wow the Bengals beat the 11-2 Steelers without Joe Burrow. Guess they’re fine without himself might as well trade him to the Saints for a sixth round pick.

SCORE: 0/10

GIANTS at RAVENS

When: Dec. 27, 12:00 CST on FOX

Former LSU Giants Players: None

Former LSU Ravens Players: LB Patrick Queen

I got nothing.

SCORE: 3/10

BROWNS at JETS

When: Dec. 27, 12:00 CST on CBS

Former LSU Browns Players: WR Jarvis Landry, LB Jacob Phillips

Former LSU Jets Players: None

Two long-suffering franchises that are finally getting back to their winnings ways! (Don’t ask for specifics)

SCORE: 5/10

PANTHERS at WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

When: Dec. 27, 3:05 CST on CBS

Former LSU Panthers Players: CB Donte Jackson

Former LSU Washington Players: None

Meh.

SCORE: 1/10

BRONCOS at CHARGERS

When: Dec. 27, 3:05 CST on CBS

Former LSU Broncos Players: C Lloyd Cushenberry

Former LSU Chargers Players: G Trai Turner, DE Breiden Fehoko

Eh?

SCORE: 2/10

EAGLES at COWBOYS

When: Dec. 27, 3:25 CST on FOX

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

Former LSU Cowboys Players: None

Bleh.

SCORE: 3/10

RAMS at SEAHAWKS

When: Dec. 27, 3:25 CST on FOX

Former LSU Rams Players: DT Michael Brockers

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

How do the Rams even take the field again after what they did last Sunday? They should be forced to play nude. It would look better than the uniforms they wore last week.

SCORE: 6/10

TITANS at PACKERS

When: Dec. 27, 7:20 CST on NBC

Former LSU Titans Players: CB Kristian Fulton

Former LSU Packers Players: None

Fun fact: The 3-10-1 Bengals have defeated more teams with a winning record than the 11-3 Packers.

SCORE: 2/10

BILLS at PATRIOTS

When: Dec. 28, 7:15 CST on ESPN

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

Former LSU Patriots Players: LB Tashawn Bower

What a fun game this would’ve been if the Bills could’ve clinched their first division title in 25 (!!!) years at the Patriots on Monday Night Football. Oh well. I guess this is still fun.

SCORE: 5/10