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NFLSU Week 11 Recap

It’s Joever

Just when he was putting it together, just when we forgot the entire history of the Cincinnati Bengals.. \.it happened again. The crown jewel of NFLSU suffered a season-ending injury yet again. Let’s get this misery over with.

Bengals 20 at Ravens 34

Joe Burrow’s season is over before Thanksgiving for the second time in four years. Considering what an iron man he was in his two years in Baton Rouge it’s incredibly disappointing. The cause three years ago was pretty clear, but this one is a little murkier. I’m sure you’ve seen the video of him suddenly feeling pain in his wrist, and I’m more sure we’ll hear more in the coming weeks about what the Bengals knew and didn’t disclose, but none of that matters.

With the preseason calf injury lasting into the regular season, the vibes were never right with this Bengals team. A full offseason for him to get completely healthy might not be the worst thing. They were a trendy pick for the Super Bowl this year and that obviously won’t come to fruition but hey, the last time Joe Burrow suffered a season-ending injury he went to the Super Bowl the next year. And guess where next year’s Super Bowl is... that’s right. The same place he and Ja’Marr won their last title.

Enough of that depressing stuff. Thursday’s game was still a good one for the reaming Tigers. Odell Beckham Jr. was the leading receiver with four catches for a whopping 116 yards and Patrick Queen led the Ravens with 11 tackles. Ja’Marr Chase caught only caught two passes for 12 yards, but the last one was a touchdown, his first from a QB not named Joe Burrow since 2017 when he was at Rummel and Joe was at Ohio State.

Despite leaving early, Burrow was off to a solid start, going 11/17 for 101 yards and a TD against a defense that’s made his life difficult the last few outings. But life is gonna get even more difficult for him now.

Goddammit I just realized Burrow will be out for the second Justin Jefferson-Ja’Marr Chase duel next month. Fuck this game and this league.

NFLSU Score: -1,000/10

Steelers 10 at Browns 13

Grant Delpit was tied for a team-high seven tackles for a Browns defense that is among the league’s best. Patrick Peterson had three tackles and a pass breakup. Ethan Pocic centered.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Cardinals 16 at Texans 21

There are currently two upstart NFL franchises having renaissance years behind young players and new-ish coaches that are some of the only fun to be had so far this NFL season. And one of them finally has an LSU Tiger. Derek Stingley Jr. is BACK!

This pick went along with six tackles and two pas breakups. Texans folks online were raving about his performance. It’s been so long since we’ve been able to see him dominate a football field and I hope it continues. On the Arizona side BJ Ojulari only had one tackle, but it was a sack! That’s how you make it count.

NFLSU Score: 5/10

Titans 14 at Jaguars 34

Five tackles for Kristian Fulton, three for Arden Key and one for K’Lavon Chaisson.

NFLSU Score: 3/10

Raiders 13 at Dolphins 20

Duke Riley made one tackle.

NFLSU Score: 1/10

Cowboys 33 at Panthers 10

Damone Clark had six tackles. Stephen Sullivan caught one pass for 20 yards, making him Carolina’s second receiving leader... yikes! Donte Jackson had five tackles and Deion Jones had one with a pass breakup.

NFLSU Score: 3/10

Bears 26 at Lions 31

The Lions are that other young upstart team I mentioned. God, they’re fun. I wish we had someone there.

NFLSU Score: 0/10

Chargers 20 at Packers 23

Will Clapp continues to serve as Chargers’ center. Things are testy for the Bolts right now but it’s the Chargers so nobody cares.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Giants 31 at Commanders 19

Cor’Dale Flott had two tackles and a forced fumble before he and Commanders receiver Curtis Samuel were ejected for throwing fists. Flott got the W and the last laugh!

I also must apologize to Cor’Dale because last week I somehow missed him getting his first career NFL interception. That’s awesome and deserves to be celebrated! This game’s score gets two extra points to make up for my mistake. But forcing turnovers two weeks in a row is pretty awesome on its own.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Buccaneers 14 at 49ers 27

Devin White had three tackles. Trey Palmer caught four passes for 22 yards.

NFLSU Score: 4/10

Jets 6 at Bills 32

Our only on-field action is Reid Ferguson long-snapping, but this one gets bonus points for our former wunderkind Joe Brady acing his return to being an NFL OC! He was given an impossible situation with the Panthers, so it would be awesome to see him return to form here. And yes I have a theory about what’s happening here.

NFLSU Score: 3/10

Seahawks 16 at Rams 17

Jamal Adams was out, so our only action is Damien Lewis at guard.

NFLSU Score: 2/10

Vikings 20 at Broncos 21

Danielle Hunter had three tackles and another sack. Ed Ingram played guard and Lloyd Cushenberry III played center. Don’t look now but the Broncos are suddenly 5-5, just two games back of the Chiefs. Might Cushenberry FINALLY be on a decent NFL team? We shall see.

NFLSU Score: 5/10

Eagles 21 at Chiefs 17

Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran two times for 20 yards, looking sharp and physical on both runs. If they’re not gonna run him anymore they might as well line him up at wideout and give him a shot out there. It can’t be much worse than what the actual Chiefs receivers have been doing.

NFLSU Score: 2/10