It seems every time Atlanta Falcons sixth-year linebacker Deion Jones comes home to play the Saints, the former New Orleans Jesuit High and LSU star raises his game even higher.
Jones posted 10 tackles (6 solo). 2 PBU and a QB hit in the Falcons’ 27-25 road win over the Saints on Sunday. He’s having an outstanding season, averaging 11.7 tackles and ranking in the NFL’s top 10 in tackling.
Here’s a look at how former LSU players performed in the NFL’s Week 9:
Atlanta Falcons 27, New Orleans Saints 25
Falcons: LB Deion Jones 10 tackles (6 solo). 2 PBU, 1 QB hit; WR Russell Gage 7 catches for 64 yards.
Saints: OLB Kwon Alexander 2 tackles, 2 QB hits; C William Clapp practice squad.
Denver Broncos 30, Dallas Cowboys 16
Broncos: C Lloyd Cushenberry Jr. started for an offensive line that allowed 4 sacks and helped produce 407 yards total offense including 217 passing and 190 rushing.
Cowboys: LB Jabril Cox no stats; OT La’el Collins no stats.
New England Patriots 24, Carolina Panthers 6
Patriots: DT Davon Godchaux 5 tackles (3 solo); CB Jalen Mills 2 tackles (1 solo), 1 PBU; DE Tashawn Bower (practice squad).
Panthers: CB Donte’ Jackson 3 tackles (1 solo); WR Terrace Marshall Jr. 0 catches for 0 yards; DT Frank Herron (reserve suspended by NFL commissioner; TE Stephen Sullivan (practice squad).
Baltimore Ravens 34, Minnesota Vikings 31 (OT)
Vikings: WR Justin Jefferson 3 catches for 69 yards and 1 TD, 11 yards on 1 rushing attempt; DE Danielle Hunter, played and no stats; CB Patrick Peterson played and no stats.
Ravens: LB Patrick Queen 4 tackles (2 solo), 1 TFL
Cleveland Browns 41, Cincinnati Bengals 16
Browns: CB Greedy Williams played no stats; S Grant Delpit 4 tackles (3 solo); WR Jarvis Landry 3 catches for 11 yards, 0 yards rushing on 1 attempt, one fumble; LB Jacob Phillips (injured reserve); WR Odell Beckham Jr. (inactive list)
Bengals: QB Joe Burrow 28 of 40 for 282 yards, 0 TDs, 2 interceptions; WR Ja’Marr Chase 6 catches for 49 yards, 0 yards rushing on 2 attempts, lost 1 fumnble; DT Tyler Shelvin (inactive list); TE Thad Moss (practice squad injured).
Jacksonville Jaguars 9, Buffalo Bills 6
Bills: LB Tre’Davious White 6 tackles (2 solo), ½ sack, 1 PBU, 1 QB hit; LS Reid Ferguson snapped for 3 punts, 2 of 2 field goals and 0 of 0 extra points.
Jaguars: DE/LB K’Lavon Chaisson played no stats; WR DJ Chark Jr. fractured his left ankle and is out for the season; OT Badara Traore (practice squad injured).
Miami Dolphins 17, Houston Texans 9
Dolphins: LB Duke; LS Blake Ferguson snapped for 5 punts, 1 of 1 field goals, 2 of 2 extra points.
New York Giants 23, Las Vegas Raiders 16
Raiders: TE Foster Moreau 0 catches for 0 yards.
Los Angeles Chargers 27, Philadelphia Eagles 24
Chargers: DT Breiden Fehoko (practice squad).
Eagles: LB JaCoby Stevens (practice squad), CB Kary Vincent Jr. (inactive list).
Kansas City Chiefs 13, Green Bay Packers 9
Chiefs: RB Darrel Williams 70 yards rushing 19 carries, 3 catches for 7 yards; S Tyrann Mathieu 6 tackles (5 solo), 1 sack, 1 TFL, 1 QB hit; RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (injured reserve).
Arizona Cardinals 31, San Francisco 49ers 17
Cardinals: DT Rashard Lawrence played no stats.
49ers: DL Arden Key 1 tackle (1 solo), 1 sack, 1 TFL, 2 QB hits
Tennessee Titans 28, Los Angeles Rams 16
Titans: ST Tory Carter did not play has shoulder injury, WR Racey McMath (injured reserve); CB Kristian Fulton (injured reserve).
Rams: OT Andrew Whitworth started for 228th time in 232 NFL career games.
Chicago Bears at Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers: OG Trai Turner.
Teams with byes
Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Bucs, Washington