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NFLSU Week 3 Recap

There was many a Griddy this past Sunday

NFL: Seattle Seahawks at Minnesota Vikings Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Week 3 featured one of the more bizarre Sundays in recent NFL years. Let’s recap how our purple and gold alumni looked.

Panthers 24 at Texans 9

Terrace Marshall Jr had 4 catches for 48 yards. I pray you did something better with your time than watch this game.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Washington Football Team 21 at Bills 43

Tre’Davious White forced an early fumble that helped the Bills turn this into a route. White doesn’t see much action anymore since teams learned to avoid his side of the field, so seeing him make this play was neat!

NFLSU Score: 5/10

Saints 28 at Patriots 13

Davon Godchaux was in the backfield a lot against a banged up Saints O-line. I think he even hit a Griddy (we’ll see more of that) at one point. Jalen Mills tacked on four tackles as well. Kwon Alexander and Will Clapp should be back for the Saints soon.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Bears 6 at Browns 26

Odell Beckham Jr. is back! You love to see it! He got a standing ovation after his first catch before going on to snag five for 77 yards.

On the defensive side Grant Delpit and Greedy Williams only made one tackle each which doesn’t seem impressive until you realize the Bears only had 47 total yards.

Yes, the oldest franchise in professional football accrued 47 yards of offense in an entire game. To put that in perspective, LSU’s putrid running offense has run for at least 49 yards in every game this year.

NFLSU Score: 6/10

Ravens 19 at Lions 17

Patrick Queen had six tackles. Michael Brockers had one. Justin Tucker’s NFL record 66 yard field goal was 19 yards longer than the Bears’ entire offensive output Sunday. Sorry I just can’t get over 47 yards.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Cardinals 31 at Jaguars 19

DJ Chark caught a nice touchdown and K’Lavon Chaisson had a few tackles. You’re gonna want to watch the next Jags game and we’ll get to why in a second.

NFLSU Score: 5/10

Chargers 30 at Chiefs 24

While Clyde Edwards-Helaire did lose another fumble, he had a bounce-back game overall with 100 rushing yards and a nice touchdown on a screen pass. Honey Badger had five tackles but it hasn’t been enough to stop the Chiefs defense from being one of the worst in the league.

NFLSU Score: 6/10

Falcons 17 at Giants 14

Deion Jones had 13 tackles. That’s really good! That’s the only nice thing I’ll say about this game.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Bengals 24 at Steelers 10

A HUGE bounce back win for Joe Burrow. Much like how LSU coaches are judged by how their teams play against Alabama, Bengals teams are defined by their matchups against Pittsburgh. And Joe Burrow just got his first win in the Steel City. In fact, this was his first NFL win on the road anywhere! Oh also did you know that Ja’Marr Chase is fucking ridiculous?

Kevin Harlan is ENTHRALLED! Ja’Marr tacked on his fourth TD of his career in the third, giving him precisely one Vanderbilt on the season.

The Bengals’ next game is at home on Thursday night against the Jags. On paper that sounds like a super unappealing matchup, but for LSU fans it should be a lot of fun. A matchup between the last two No. 1 picks and also the two QBs from the 2019 National Championship Game. Also if you’re a bandwagon Bengals fan like me this is a game they should be heavily favored in, meaning these perennial losers are on the brink of a 3-1 start. The Bengals won two games the season before they drafted Burrow. He could have more wins in the first month of 2021. Most football fans will stick out their tongues at this one, but I’ll be glued to the screen.

NFLSU Score: 9/10

Colts 16 at Titans 25

Kristian “Clamps” Fulton did it again. One catch for five yards surrendered on six targets. Sure the Colts’ offense is a train wreck but Fulton is the real deal.

NFLSU Score: 3/10

Jets 0 at Broncos 26

I’m gonna assume Lloyd Cushenberry had a good game and be happy that he’s helped the Broncos to the first 3-0 start in five years. Let’s move on before we acknowledge the Jets.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Dolphins 28 at Raiders 31 (OT)

Foster Moreau caught one ball and Blake Ferguson snapped long. Exciting game but not much LSU stuff here.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Bucs 24 at Rams 34

The defending Super Bowl champs lost their first game in 12 tries against the formidable Rams. Leonard Fournette’s slow start to the season continued with only 34 yards on seven touches. Devin White led the Bucs in tackles again, but only with seven. a number he has eclipsed many times.

Andrew Whitworth is still the only Tiger on the Rams, and he alone makes a good case for the Rams being an LSU bandwagon team. He’s been in the league longer than any other Tiger and still doesn’t have a Super Bowl. This Rams offense is explosive and entertaining. As long as you can stomach the putrid uniforms, they’re a ball to watch.

NFLSU Score: 5/10

Seahawks 17 at Vikings 30

Justin Jefferson got his first win of the season by hauling in nine catches for 118 yards and a touchdown. He hit the Griddy after the TD of course, but Vikes fans saw another Griddy soon after...

Patrick Peterson also had a couple tackles, but out of respect for him I will not be including video of him trying to cover DK Metcalf. Danielle Hunter didn’t get a sack but he was harassing the elusive Russell Wilson all day, forcing him to leave the pocket and heave some balls out of bounds. Hunter has cemented himself as far and away the best LSU defensive lineman in the NFL right now, and probably the best player on the Minnesota defense.

On the Seattle side Jamal Adams racked up 12 tackles and Al Woods had another. Ethan Pocic and Damien Lewis did their best against a Vikings defense that got two sacks and five QB hits.

NFLSU Score: 8/10

Packers 30 at 49ers 28

Arden Key didn’t get a tackle so despite this game being a thriller there’s nothing here for us. Bummer!

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Eagles 21 at Cowboys 41

La’el Collins won’t be playing for awhile because uhhhhh... well, yeah. If you were watching the Manning broadcast of this game there was some LSU value when Nick Saban and Eli Manning briefly discussed their LSU-Ole Miss matchups back in the day. But other than that, this was a snoozer.

NFLSU Score: 0/10