Several former LSU Tigers performed well in the NFL during Week Three. Below are the top NFL performers for the week who once played for LSU.
Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
Bowe had a big game in his team's first win of the season. The Chiefs defeated the New Orleans Saints in overtime to move to 1-2 on the season, as Bowe grabbed seven catches for 79 yards. Bowe failed to find the endzone after scoring twice in Week Two, but he did lead the Chiefs in receptions and receiving yards. He now has 18 catches, 234 yards and two touchdowns this year.
Devery Henderson, New Orleans Saints
Henderson's Saints lost to Bowe's Chiefs, but Henderson had a good game. One of five Saints players with at least three receptions, Henderson caught four passes for 53 yards, including a 36-yard play. The game was a return to form for Henderson, who had only one catch in the first two weeks of the season. The Saints' offense stalled in the fourth quarter and overtime, though, and were defeated 27-24.
Perry Riley, Washington Redskins
Riley has started all three games for the Redskins this year and came up big with 11 tackles and a sack against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week Three. In one game, he matched his tackle total for the season with three solo tackles and eight assists, while also managing to pick up his first sack of the year. However, his Redskins lost to the Bengals 38-31.
Ryan Clark, Pittsburgh Steelers
The Steelers lost 34-31 to the Oakland Raiders in Week Three, but Clark had a solid game with seven tackles. He also had his first interception of the year, returning it for 26 yards. Clark has already matched his interception total from last season.
Stevan Ridley, New England Patriots
Ridley had his least productive game of the season so far, but the running back still managed to gain 37 yards for the Patriots. After getting 196 yards in the first two games of the year, Ridley had only 13 carries in New England's Week Three loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He still led his team in rushing yards despite getting fewer attempts than teammate Danny Woodhead.
Mike Patton is a sports fan who grew up in New Orleans cheering for the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Cubs, and LSU Tigers. As a kid in 1987, he made his first trip to Wrigley Field and also slept outside of the Louisiana Superdome to purchase playoff tickets for the Saints' first postseason appearance. Follow Mike on twitter @MikePattonGBS.