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NFLSU Week 8 Recap

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If you’re wondering who that is in the picture, just sit tight for a minute

NFL: OCT 31 Buccaneers at Saints Photo by Ken Murray/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

By NFLSU standards Week 8 was not a great showcase for former Tigers. While most were still in action there were underwhelming performances, stunning losses, and major beef. But at least it wasn’t boring so let’s see what went down!

Packers 24 at Cardinals 21

Rashard Lawrence was inactive with a minor injury so there’s nobody here. I’m so mad I don’t have a reason to talk about this game. Ugh!

NFLSU Score: 0/10

Panthers 19 at Falcons 13

Deion Jones brought the goods again with 14 tackles, TEN of them solo! Donte Jackson was also solid with two tackles and a pass breakup.

The offensive side was much uglier. Neither Terrace Marshall nor Russell Gage caught a pass. Ew.

NFLSU Score: 6/10

Dolphins 11 at Bills 26

Tre White had another good game with two tackles and two breakups. He spent most of the day matchup on Bama alum Jaylen Waddle, who only caught for passes on 12 targets. Nice to see LSU get one win against Bama this week.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

49ers 33 at Bears 22

Arden Key had a QB hit. That is the only LSU statistic in this game.

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Steelers 15 at Browns 10

This is a tough one. Not only was the OBJ in Cleveland experiment basically cemented as a failure, Jarvis Landry had one of his worst games as a Brown. Down five on the last two drives, Landry lost a fumble in Steelers territory, then dropped two balls that would’ve been first downs, including a 4th and 12 that would’ve given the Browns first and goal, but was instead their last offensive play of the game. Baker Mayfield is dealing with an injury, but this offense still isn’t pretty to watch right now.

However Geedy Williams and Grant Delpit continue to be standouts in the secondary with each having five tackles and Greedy having a nice pass breakup in the end zone.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Eagles 44 at Lions 6

Michael Brockers had three tackles. I hope you didn’t watch this.

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Rams 38 at Texans 22

Andrew Whitworth did Whitworth things.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Bengals 31 at Jets 34

Here’s what I wrote in last week’s NFLSU Recap:

The Bengals were a fun novelty at first. Now I think LSU fans without an NFL team are obligated to join the Bengals bandwagon so we have something to smile about again. (They better not lose to the Jets after I wrote that)

Despite the embarrassing loss Joe Burrow threw three TDs, something he only did twice his rookie year. Ja’Marr Chase only had three catches for 32 yards, but did have a TD, BUT he dropped one on the Bengals’ first drive.

Despite his gaudier numbers interceptions have been a problem for Burrow this year. Although I don’t think the one he had in this game was his fault, it did come at the worst time. Still, the Bengals are at the very least an EXCITING team and one that’s clearly on the brink of being a contender. They’ll still be worth watching for the fireworks.

NFLSU Score: 8/10

Titans 34 at Colts 31 (OT)

Kristian Fulton is still hurt so he sadly didn’t have an opportunity to intercept a terrible Carson Wentz pass. HOWEVER Tory Carter made a special teams tackle for the Titans so this game gets on the board!

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Patriots 27 at Chargers 24

Jalen Mills had three tackle and a pass breakup. I hope the Patriots aren’t getting good again because that’s just a bummer for everybody.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Jaguars 7 at Seahawks 31

Jamal Adams racked up 10 tackles while Al Woods added two AND ANOTHER PASS BREAKUP! AL WOODS ISLAND IS A LONELY PLACE!

But not as lonely as Jaguars fandom. K’Lavon Chaisson had two tackles tho.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Washington Football Team 10 at Broncos 17

Lloyd Cushenberry had a long day BUT the Broncos get back in the win column! At least that’s what ESPN.com says because I sure as shit didn’t pay attention to this game.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Buccaneers 27 at Saints 36

I normally keep my Saints fandom out of these things because this is about LSU. This one.... is gonna be hard.

Devin White led both teams with 10 tackles, but he also accrued way more personal fouls than any coach wants to see, including a uh, not super cool horse-collar tackle that knocked Saints QB Jameis Winston out for the season. Very cool stuff. I’m not mad whatsoever.

Leonard Fournette was super involved with 11 touches but only mustered 43 yards against a tough Saints defense.

So it seems like the Louisiana boys had a pretty unpleasant return right? WELL WHY DON’T WE SEE WHAT LSU TIGER LEGEND CYRIL GRAYSON JR HAS TO SAY ABOUT THAT?

As Shea Dixon said, Grayson never played college football, but has lived on practice squads for five seasons now. In his hometown in a critical situation, he got his chance.

So a happy ending for the LSU-laden Bucs right? Think again! After some old QB the Bucs found off the street threw a pick-six he was sacked by Kwon Alexander on 4th down to end the game. Kwon, coming off a torn Achilles and then another injury earlier this season, had a huge game against his former team with five tackles and two TFLs in addition to that sack. Saints Twitter got on my ass for tweeting “Who Dey” after the Bengals beat the Ravens last week so I gotta even it out, sorry y’all.

WHO DAT!

NFLSU Score: 9/10

Cowboys 20 at Vikings 16

Justin Jefferson only caught two passes for 21 yards. Please save him for Kirk Cousins.

The night was worse though as both Danielle Hunter and Jabril Cox suffered season ending injuries. This week fucking sucked.

NFLSU Score: 3/10

Giants 17 at Chiefs 20

Clyde Edwards-Helaire is still out but Darrel Williams had a nice game with 110 total yards. Tyrann Mathieu had five tackles as the much-maligned Chiefs defense finally had a game where they weren’t eviscerated.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Bleh. Let’s do better next week guys.