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NFLSU Week 1 Recap

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Ah shit we’re believing in the Bengals again

Minnesota Vikings v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The NFL is back which means it’s time to track a shit ton of former Tigers! We’ll go game by game and evaluate how the LSU alumni performed.

Cowboys 29 at Bucs 31

The Super Bowl champs opened the season against the Cowboys and Devin White racked up a ton of tackles. Shocking! Despite being back in his glorious No. 7, Fournette wasn’t very impressive, rushing for only 32 yards and bouncing a screen pass off his hands for an interception. La’el Collins was his usual self on the other side. Good game overall but not a ton from our guys.

NFLSU Score: 5/10

Vikings 24 at Bengals 27 (OT)

Now THIS was a game! Our beloved hero Joe Burrow returned from injury and helped a purple and gold team lose for the first time ever. Ja’Marr Chase quickly reminded us who he is with a 50-yard bomb before the half en route to a 101-yard day in his first NFL game. You thought that was enough LSU? You ain’t seen nothing! Here come the Vikings with Justin Jefferson returning, Patrick Peterson back in No. 7 AND Danielle Hunter playing for the first time in two years! Jefferson had a solid game and Hunter managed to get a critical third down sack on Burrow. If all that wasn’t enough, Jets also completed a pass for a first down. So out of the three people who threw passes in this game, the two who went to LSU had better passer ratings than the dude with the $66 million contract.

Oh and on top of all of that, the game was an incredible OT thriller featuring a ballsy Joe Burrow play action fake on 4th and 1 at midfield. Go catch the highlights of this game if you haven’t already.

NFLSU Score: 10/10

Steelers 23 at Bills 16

The Steelers smartly didn’t throw toward Tre White, Trai Turner blocked for the Steelers and Reid Ferguson snapped the ball. A ho hum affair.

NFLSU Score: 3/10

Jets 14 at Panthers 19

Terrace Marshall Jr had 3 catches for 26 yards in his NFL debut and Donte Jackson had a nice pass breakup on a deep Jets pass. It’ll be interesting to see how Marshall’s skillset compliments the Panthers’ two dynamic starting receivers as the season goes on.

Jaguars 21 at Texans 37

NFLSU Score: 4/10

The Jags got blasted in Urban Meyer’s debut but DJ Chark did haul in a deep shot from Trevor Lawrence late to make it look more respectable. K’Lavon Chaisson also made two tackles.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Cardinals 38 at Titans 13

The Titans defense got eviscerated but that apparently wasn’t Kristian Fulton’s fault so good for him! Rashard Lawrence had a tackle for the Cardinals. Remember when they were loaded with LSU players top to bottom? Now the Ohio teams have stolen that title.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Chargers 20 at Washington Football Team 16

Breiden Fehoko and Saahdiq Charles played but didn’t record any stats. Neat!

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Eagles 32 at Falcons 6

Deion Jones led the Falcons in tackles but it couldn’t stop the unit from bein a black hole of despair. Russell Gage didn’t record a catch in his first game as WR2 in the Post-Julio Jones Era. It could be a long year in Atlanta.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

49ers 41 at Lions 33

Michael Brockers recorded 5 tackles for the Lions while Arden Key recorded 1 for the 49ers. Dull from an LSU standpoint but a bananas game regardless of that.

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Seahawks 28 at Colts 16

Jamal Adams racked up 6 tackles and Al Woods tacked one on while Ethan Pocic and Damien Lewis helped keep Russell Wilson rather clean. Seahawks are sneaky loaded LSU team.

NFLSU Score: 5/10

Dolphins 17 at Patriots 16

Davon Godchaux and Jalen Mills combined for 5 tackles in their first game as Patriots while Duke Riley and Blake Ferguson didn’t record any stats on the Dolphins side.

NFLSU Score: 3/10

Browns 29 at Chiefs 33

This matchup of two Top 5 LSU bandwagon teams sadly didn’t have a lot of our boys in action. Odell Beckham Jr, Grant Delpit and Jacob Phillips were all out for Cleveland while Tyrann Mathieu didn’t play for KC after just coming off the COVID list. But Greedy Williams played in a game for the first time in two years. Good for him! Jarvis Landry caught 5 balls for 71 yards and ran for a TD on an end-around. Clyde Edwards-Helaire has 72 all-purpose yards and Darrell Williams ran one time for 4 yards. They both probably would’ve ran more if the Chiefs weren’t down multiple scores for most of the game. These two teams will still be very fun to watch the rest of the year.

NFLSU Score: 8/10

Broncos 27 at Giants 13

Kary Vincent Jr didn’t record any stats but Lloyd Cushenberry anchored a Broncos O-line that had a pretty good day protecting all-around good dude Teddy Bridgewater.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Packers 3 at Saints 38

Kwon Alexander was the only Tiger on the field in this game but... I’m not sure he’s human anymore. This man played 60 percent of snaps and recorded 2 solo tackles EIGHT MONTHS AND 18 DAYS AFTER TEARING HIS ACHILLES! HOW THE FUCK?? That insane recovery gets this game an extra point. Also the Saints defensive performance might be a pretty good sign why Sean Payton didn’t want Ryan Nielsen heading up I-10.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Bears 14 at Rams 34

Andrew motherfucking Whitworth is still out there playing every snap. That dude is insane. Like Kwon, he’s worth two points just for being insane like that.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Ravens 27 at Raiders 33 (OT)

The game of the week in the NFL saw Patrick Queen lead the Ravens in tackles and get a sack. He was flying all over the field. Foster Moreau was on the field a lot but didn’t get a catch. This game gets an extra point just for having a wild finish.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Only two games really featured a huge number of Tigers, but there wasn’t a single game with no LSU players so that’s awesome. A good start to the year for NFLSU.