Eighteen Tigers Advance to NFL Divisional Round

by Michael Bonnette (@LSUBonnette)
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Eighteen Tigers Advance to NFL Divisional Round

BATON ROUGE – LSU football continues to be well represented in the NFL Playoffs as 18 former Tigers moved on to the next round following last weekend’s Super Wildcard Weekend. 

Of the eight teams remaining in the NFL Playoffs, LSU has at least one player on the roster of seven of those teams. Five former Tigers are on the Cleveland Browns roster to lead the way, followed by three on both of the Kansas City Chiefs and Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The only playoff team without an LSU football player on its roster is the Green Bay Packers. 

Some of the highlights for former Tigers during Super Wildcard Weekend were Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry scoring his first playoff touchdown; Leonard Fournette totaling 132 yards from scrimmage (93 rushing, 39 receiving) and a TD in the Bucs win over the Washington Football Team; Andrew Whitworth returning to action for the first time since Week 10 when he tore ligaments in his knee to help the Rams upset the Seahawks; and Tre’Davious White with seven tackles in Buffalo’s win over the Colts. 

The following is a complete list of former LSU players on NFL Divisional Playoff rosters and how they fared during the Super Wildcard Weekend:

Los Angeles Rams – Saturday at Green Bay at 3:35 p.m. (FOX)
DE Michael Brockers – started at DE; 1 tackle
OT Andrew Whitworth – started at LT 

Buffalo Bills – Saturday vs. Baltimore at 7:15 p.m. (NBC)
LS Reid Ferguson – participated as the starting long snapper 
CB Tre’Davious White – started at CB; 7 tackles, 1 pass defensed 

Baltimore Ravens – Saturday at Buffalo at 7:15 p.m. (NBC)
LB Patrick Queen – 2 tackles 

Cleveland Browns – Sunday at Kansas City at 2 p.m. (CBS) 
WR Jarvis Landry – started at WR; 5 rec., 92 yards, 1 TD
LB Jacob Phillips – 3 tackles 
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (Injured Reserve)
S Grant Delpit (Injured Reserve)
CB Greedy Williams (Injured Reserve)

Kansas City Chiefs – Sunday vs. Cleveland at 2 p.m. (CBS)
RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire – first round bye
DB Tyrann Mathieu – first round bye
RB Darrel Williams – first round bye 

New Orleans Saints – Sunday at 5:40 p.m. (FOX)
OL Will Clapp – played 
LB Kwon Alexander (Injured Reserve)

Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sunday at New Orleans at 5:40 p.m. (FOX)
RB Leonard Fournette – started at RB; 19 carries, 93 yards, 1 TD; 4 rec., 39 yards 
LB Kevin Minter – started at LB; 6 tackles, 1 pass defensed 
LB Devin White – did not play (Covid-19 list)