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NFLSU Week 4 Recap

Where half the article is devoted to the Bengals game

NFL: Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

Are you upset about the current LSU Tigers? Let’s not worry about them right now. Instead let’s remember some dudes. Because this past weekend was a normal weekend in that it was dominated by (former) LSU Tigers.

Jags 21 at Bengals 24

Remember last week when I told you to tune in to this Thursday night game? I hope you did because it was a show. The Bengals’ only primetime game of the year was a good pick because Joe Burrow led a thrilling comeback. An early Jaguars lead didn’t last long, which must have felt familiar for that other championship-winning first overall pick.

Burrow was deadly efficient, going 25-32 for 348 and two awesome TDs to tight end CJ Uzomah. Ja’Marr Chase didn’t find the end zone for the first time in his NFL career, but still posted a solid six-catch, 77-yard line.

The shitty part of Thursday night was DJ Chark fracturing his ankle, likely ending his season. Real bummer for a great guy. That’s gonna keep this game from being a 10.

But back to Burrow real quick, he showed why quarterbacking is more than just throwing the ball. He was a true field general. After a penalty backed up the Bengals up on a potential game-winning drive, Joe called a great audible on a 2nd and 14 that put them in field goal range and essentially iced the game.

There was legitimate doubt in my mind if the Bengals would pull this off. They were less than a yard away from being down 21-0 at the half. Even after tying the game at 14 the Jags put together a beautiful drive to pull back ahead. The Bengals didn’t lead all night until there was 0:00 on the clock.

The Bengals have not played anything close to a complete game so far, but they are still 3-1. They won two games the season before drafting Joe. Cincinnati banked on reforming the entire culture of the organization when they drafted Burrow, and now it’s starting to come to fruition. The Bengals crowd was electric. I never thought I’d type that sentence! It’s so cool to see Burrow Fever sweep the area like it did here two years ago. Everyone in that stadium was leaving in a great mood except for Urban Meyer, whose weekend surely only got better from that point.

NFLSU Score: 9/10

Washington Football Team 34 at Falcons 30

Deion Jones racked up 11 tackles, but whiffed badly on the game-winning TD for Washington. Saahdiq Charles will supposedly be active for the first time this season next week so good for him!

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Texans 0 at Bills 40

Tre White had a tackle and Reid Ferguson snapped the ball. Texans.... yeesh.

NFLSU Score: 3/10

Lions 14 at Bears 24

Michael Brockers had three tackles. Detroit didn’t lose on the longest field goal of all time this week so that’s gotta feel better.

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Panthers 28 at Cowboys 36

Even though the Carolina defense had a long day, Donte Jackson held CeeDee Lamb to 13 yards on two catches. Every other Dallas receiver caught a TD. Terrace Marshall only had one catch for two yards though.

NFLSU Score: 3/10

Giants 27 at Saints 21 (OT)

Will Clapp was finally active! He plays the role of the extra tackle who needs to be announced as an eligible receiver before he comes in every play. The Superdome PA does this cute thing where they play the “Everybody clap your hands” portion of the Cha Cha Slide when he comes in, except it always gets interrupted by the ref announcing “No. 64 is an eligible receiver.” I feel like the song should suffice because I heard it like 15 times Sunday and 10 of those times it got awkwardly interrupted. Let the hand clap song be the eligibility announcement!

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Colts 27 at Dolphins 17

Reid Ferguson did Ferguson things. The Colts are slated to bore us to death next Monday night.

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Browns 14 at Vikings 7

Boy do we have a lot to talk about here. Let’s start off with the simple part: Minnesota’s only score was a Justin Jefferson TD catch followed by a Griddy. Jets had six catches for 84 yards. Danielle Hunter had seven tackles and a sack while Patrick Peterson had two tackles and a much better day in coverage.

On the Browns side Odell Beckham Jr and Grant Delpit are still coming along slowly after their injuries, accumulating two catches and three tackles respectively while Jarvis Landry and Jacob Phillips are still out. Delpit had a game-sealing interception wiped out by a penalty.

But there is one more Tiger who has rarely been mentioned in this segment the last few years: Greedy Williams, who had the best game of his NFL career Sunday. In addition to his six tackles, he snagged his first career interception by blanketing one of the NFL’s best receivers late in the game.

It was a running joke among Browns fans last year that Greedy had secretly died, so it’s awesome to see him out here making plays. I feel like this game was too much of a slog to be the NFLSU Game of the Week...... but fuck it man that was a lot.

NFLSU Score: 10/10

Titans 24 at Jets 27 (OT)

Kristian Fulton got an interception and is quickly establishing himself as one of the top corners in the league. Surely it couldn’t have been his fault the Jets won right??

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Chiefs 42 at Eagles 30

Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Darrell Williams each had TDs and Tyrann Mathieu had five tackles and broke up a pass. Not sure if the Chiefs are back in form but a win is a win.

NFLSU Score: 7/10

Cardinals 37 at Rams 20

Matthew Stafford wasn’t sacked once on 43 dropbacks so I’m sure it was an excellent game for Andrew Whitworth.

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Seahawks 28 at 49ers 21

Jamal Adams had six tackles, Arden Key had two and Al Woods had three. Al also apparently had one pass defended so he’s basically the entire Legion of Boom now.

NFLSU Score: 5/10

Ravens 23 at Broncos 7

Patrick Queen had six tackles. Teddy Bridgewater was concussed so now Lloyd Cushenberry has to snap the ball to Drew Lock. That’s unfortunate.

NFLSU Score: 3/10

Steelers 17 at Packers 27

Trai Turner helped block the rotting corpse that once was Ben Roethlisberger.

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Bucs 19 at Patriots 17

Lotta Tigers here. Leonard Fournette had a season-high 138 total yards and was most of the Bucs offense. Devin White, Jalen Mills and Davon Godcahux all had between three to five tackles each. This game was kinda boring, I don’t get why everyone was making a big deal out of it.

NFLSU Score: 7/10

Raiders 14 at Chargers 28

Foster Moreau didn’t have a catch and Breiden Fehoko didn’t make a tackle so there’s nothing here for us. These two teams usually bring chaos with them so it was pretty disappointing this ended up a ho hum affair.

NFLSU Score: 1/10