NFLSU: How former LSU players fared in the NFL’s Week 4

Former LSU wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) of the Minnesota Vikings catches a pass over former LSU defensive back Greedy Williams (26) in the Browns' 14-7 win on Sunday. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

The last time cornerback Greedy Williams had an interception was in the third quarter of LSU’s 22-21 win at Auburn in 2018.

That is, until Sunday when Williams came up with a huge interception to preserve the Cleveland Browns’ 14-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings in the NFL’s Week 4.

Williams, a second-round draft choice in 2019, battled injuries in the first two years of his career. He played (and started) 12 games in his rookie season, and then missed all of last season after suffering nerve damage in one of his shoulders.

When Williams returned this season, he had lost his starting job but has been a key on special teams as well as a valued reserve.

On Sunday with the Browns nursing what became their final victory margin, Williams intercepted a pass from Vikings QB Kirk Cousins when Cousins threw deep looking for Minnesota receiver Adam Thielen.

“Getting this opportunity and taking advantage of it is kind of a blessing,” Williams said after Sunday’s game. “Without my support – teammates, family, God — I wouldn’t be here right now.”

Here’s a look at how former LSU players performed in the NFL’s Week 4:

Thursday night

Cincinnati Bengals 32, Jacksonville Jaguars 25

Jaguars: WR DJ Chark Jr. fractured his left ankle and is out for the season; DE/LB K’Lavon Chaisson 1 tackle (1 solo), 1 QB hit.

Bengals: QB Joe Burrow 25 of 32 for 348 yards passing, 2 TDs, 4 yards on 3 rushes; WR Ja’Marr Chase 6 catches for 77 yards; DT Tyler Shelvin (inactive list).

Sunday afternoon

New York Jets 27, Tennessee Titans 24

Titans: CB Kristian Fulton 3 tackles (3 solo), 1 PBU, 1 interception for 13 yards; WR Racey McMath no stats.

Kansas City Chiefs 42, Philadelphia Eagles 30

Chiefs: RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire 102 yards on 14 carries, 2 catches for 12 yards and 1 TD; RB Darrel Williams 42 yards on 10 carries and 2 catches for 16 yards; S Tyrann Mathieu 5 tackles (4 solo), 1 TFL, 1 PBU.

Dallas Cowboys 36, Carolina Panthers 28

Panthers: CB Donte’ Jackson 1 tackle (1 solo); WR Terrace Marshall Jr. 1 catch for 2 yards.

Cowboys: OT La’el Collins serving third of a five-game suspension in violation of the league’s substance abuse policy; LB Jabril Cox no stats.

New York Giants 27, New Orleans Saints 21

Saints: C William Clapp played for an offensive line that gave up no sacks and helped produce 405 yards total offense including 235 passing and 170 rushing; OLB Kwon Alexander (injured reserve).

Cleveland Browns 14, Minnesota Vikings 7

Browns: CB Greedy Williams 6 tackles (4 solo), 1 PBU, 1 interception; WR Odell Beckham Jr. 2 catches for 27 yards, 4 yards rushing on 1 carry; S Grant Delpit 3 tackles; WR Jarvis Landry (injured reserve); LB Jacob Phillips (injured reserve).

Vikings: WR Justin Jefferson 6 catches for 84 yards and 1 TD; DE Danielle Hunter 7 tackles (5 solo), 1 TFL, 1 sack, 1 QB hit; CB Patrick Peterson 2 tackles (2 solo).

Chicago Bears 24, Detroit Lions 14

Lions: DE Michael Brockers 3 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL.

Buffalo Bills 40, Houston Texans 0

Bills: LB Tre’Davious White 1 tackle (1 solo); LS Reid Ferguson snapped for 1 punt, 4 of 4 field goals and 4 of 4 extra points.

Washington 34, Atlanta Falcons 30

Washington: OT Saahdiq Charles (inactive list).

Falcons: LB Deion Jones 11 tackles (4 solo), 1 TFL; WR Russell Gage (inactive list).

Seattle Seahawks 28, San Francisco 49ers 21

Seahawks: S Jamal Adams 6 tackles (1 solo), 1 PBU; OG Damien Lewis started for an offensive line that gave up 3 sacks and helped produce 234 yards total offense including 129 passing and 105 rushing; DT Al Woods 3 tackles (1 solo), 1 PBU, 2 QB hits; C Ethan Pocic (injured reserve).

49ers: DL Arden Key 2 tackles (1 solo).

Indianapolis Colts 27, Miami Dolphins 17

Dolphins: LB Duke Riley no stats; LS Blake Ferguson snapped for 5 punts, 1 of 1 field goals, 2 of 2 extra points and recovered a fumble.

Arizona Cardinals 37, Los Angeles Rams 20

Cardinals: DT Rashard Lawrence no stats.

Rams: OT Andrew Whitworth got his 224th start of his 228-game, 16-season career for an offensive line that gave up no sacks and helped produce 401 yards total offense including 280 passing and 121 rushing.

Green Bay Packers 27, Pittsburgh Steelers 17

Steelers: OG Trai Turner started for an offensive line that gave up 2 sacks and helped produce 282 yards total offense including 220 passing and 62 rushing.

Baltimore Ravens 23, Denver Broncos 7

Ravens: LB Patrick Queen 3 tackles (2 solo) 1 TFL.

Broncos: Broncos: C Lloyd Cushenberry Jr. started for an offensive line that gave up 5 sacks and helped produce 254 yards total offense including 148 passing and 106 rushing; CB Kary Vincent Jr. (inactive list).

Sunday night

Tampa Bay Bucs, 19 New England Patriots 17

Bucs: LB Devin White 5 tackles (5 solo), 1 PBU, 2 QB hits; RB Leonard Fournette 91 yards on 20 carries, 3 catches for 47 yards; ILB Kevin Minter 2 tackles (2 solo).

Patriots: DT Davon Godchaux; CB Jalen Mills; DE Tashawn Bower.

Monday night

Las Vegas Raiders at Los Angeles Chargers

Raiders: TE Foster Moreau.

Chargers: DT Breiden Fehoko.

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Ron Higgins

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