Best of former LSU stars in the NFL in Week 17

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It was eventful Week 17 in the NFL on Sunday with several teams still fighting for a playoff spot, some competing for a division while others were looking to finish the season on a strong note before heading into the offseason.

For former LSU players now in the NFL, it was a fairly quiet week outside of Minnesota wide receiver Justin Jefferson.

The No. 22 overall pick in the 2020 NFL draft, Jefferson went over 100 yards for the seventh time in 2020 and broke Randy Moss’ team record for rookie receiving yards and Anquan Boldin’s NFL record for receiving yards by a rookie all in the same game.

Jefferson finished his historic rookie season with 88 receptions for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns.

It was an unfortunate ending for several former LSU stars such as Joe Burrow, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, and Kwon Alexander, who finished the year injured. Edwards-Helaire should be ready for Kansas City’s playoff run.

Here’s a look around at how some former LSU players performed in Week 17 of the NFL season.

Patrick Peterson

Jan 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) reacts during the second…
Jan 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) reacts during the second quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports
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Patrick Peterson

Jan 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) reacts in the third…
Jan 3, 2021; Inglewood, California, USA; Arizona Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson (21) reacts in the third quarter against the Los Angeles Rams at SoFi Stadium. The Rams defeated the Cardinals 18-7. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Russell Gage

Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (83) runs with the…
Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (83) runs with the ball as Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Kevin Minter (51) defends during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Russell Gage

Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (83) runs with the…
Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (83) runs with the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Patrick Queen

Jan 3, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen (48) reacts after tackling Cincinnati…
Jan 3, 2021; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Baltimore Ravens linebacker Patrick Queen (48) reacts after tackling Cincinnati Bengals running back Trayveon Williams (32) in the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports
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Donte Jackson

Jan 3, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook (87) catches…
Jan 3, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook (87) catches a touchdown as Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) defends in the first quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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Donte Jackson

Jan 3, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Ty Montgomery (88) with…
Jan 3, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Ty Montgomery (88) with the ball as Carolina Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson (26) defends in the third quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
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Jarvis Landry

Jan 3, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) falls into the…
Jan 3, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) falls into the end zone for a touchdown as Pittsburgh Steelers safety Marcus Allen (27) hits him during the fourth quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
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Jacob Phillips

Oct 4, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker Jacob Phillips (50) and defensive back Ronnie…
Oct 4, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Cleveland Browns linebacker Jacob Phillips (50) and defensive back Ronnie Harrison (33) react to making a defensive play in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Jarvis Landry

Jan 3, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) congratulates wide receiver…
Jan 3, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) congratulates wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge (12) on his first down reception against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the third quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Scott Galvin-USA TODAY Sports
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Jarvis Landry

Jan 3, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) and Cleveland Browns…
Jan 3, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (80) and Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt (27) celebrate after Landry scored a touchdown during the second half against the Pittsburgh Steelers at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
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Barkevious Mingo

Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) runs the…
Jan 3, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones (33) runs the ball against Chicago Bears outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo (50) during the first quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
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K’Lavon Chaisson

Jan 3, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) passes the ball while…
Jan 3, 2021; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers (17) passes the ball while Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end K’Lavon Chaisson (45) defends in the first half at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Tyrann Mathieu

Jan 3, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Kalen Ballage (31) runs…
Jan 3, 2021; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Los Angeles Chargers running back Kalen Ballage (31) runs the ball against Kansas City Chiefs strong safety Tyrann Mathieu (32) during the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Jefferson

Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions outside linebacker Jahlani Tavai (51) strips the ball…
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions outside linebacker Jahlani Tavai (51) strips the ball from Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) during the first quarter at Ford Field. Minnesota Vikings center Garrett Bradbury (56) would recover the fumble. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Jefferson

Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) moves the ball…
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) moves the ball against Detroit Lions defensive back Tracy Walker (21) during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Jefferson

Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions outside linebacker Jahlani Tavai (51) strips the ball…
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Detroit Lions outside linebacker Jahlani Tavai (51) strips the ball from Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) during the first quarter at Ford Field. Minnesota Vikings center Garrett Bradbury (56) would recover the fumble. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Jefferson

Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) runs after a…
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) runs after a catch toward Detroit Lions defensive back Tracy Walker (21) during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Jefferson

Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) gets tackled by…
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) gets tackled by Detroit Lions cornerback Amani Oruwariye (24) and strong safety Duron Harmon (26) during the first quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Jefferson

Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) reaches for extra…
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) reaches for extra yards as he goes out of bounds against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Jefferson

Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) runs with the…
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) runs with the ball against the Detroit Lions during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Jefferson

Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) is tackled by…
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) is tackled by Detroit Lions cornerback Darryl Roberts (29) during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
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Justin Jefferson

Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) gestures after a…
Jan 3, 2021; Detroit, Michigan, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) gestures after a first down against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
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Leonard Fournette

Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) is congratulated…
Jan 3, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (14) is congratulated by running back Leonard Fournette (28) and wide receiver Mike Evans (13) after scoring a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Jamal Adams

Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) against the San Francisco…
Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Jamal Adams

Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) against the San Francisco…
Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Jamal Adams

Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) against the San Francisco…
Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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Jamal Adams

Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) against the San Francisco…
Jan 3, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (33) against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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