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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Sooners in the NFL - DeMarco Shines Again, Sammy B Struggles

Week 8 was full of byes and Halloween disappointment for many Sooners, except for DeMarco Murray.

Minnesota Vikings v Chicago Bears Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

Sam Bradford had a tough outing in Chicago on Monday night... So we’ll lead off with DeMarco Murray this week. Murray is now the NFL’s second-leading rusher after a 21-carry, 123-yard performance against the Jags last Thursday. The Sooners all-time leader in touchdowns also added a score and a catch for five yards in the big divisional win against Jacksonville. And what a touchdown it was...

DeMarco doin’ DeMarco:

Aaron Colvin registered two tackles for the Jaguars in the same game.

Speaking of Sam Bradford, the Vikings quarterback was under pressure all game long but finished with 228 yards on 23-37 passing, one touchdown and no INT’s in a ridiculous loss to the Bears on Monday Night Football. The going’s getting tough yet again for Sammy B as the Vikings offensive line was overpowered, and the offense couldn’t find rhythm or space to operate for the second consecutive week. After a dream start, Bradford is again facing a season of hard knocks.

I’m so mad right now.

The one highlight for Bradford and the sputtering Vikes on MNF:

Head shark Tony Jefferson got back on track for the Cardinals defense with four tackles, one forced/recovered fumble in a 30-20 win at Carolina. Jermaine Gresham added three receptions for 32 yards in the same game for Arizona, along with Zack Sanchez, who grabbed one tackle for the Panthers in the loss.

Corey Nelson registered four tackles in the Broncos divisional win against the Chargers. Nelson is seeing the field more and more — and delivering — week by week. Boomer!

Aaron Ripkowski actually carried the ball six times for 34 yards in the Packers loss against the Falcons. Either there are no more options to hand off to for A-Rod and the Pack in the backfield, or Rip is... yeah, nothin’. #FullbackU

Geneo Grissom registered one tackle in the Patriots win against divisional rival Buffalo.

Demontre Hurst is back in the league and found his way onto the Bears roster. Burst Hurst did not record a stat, but it’s great to Demontre back in the NFL.

The NFL sucks, though.

These Sooners also saw action for their respective teams this weekend:

(*denotes starter)

Dominique Alexander (LB/ST – Browns), Blake Bell (TE - 49ers), *Chris Chester (RG - Falcons), *Gerald McCoy (DT - Bucs), *Donald Stephenson (RT - Broncos), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Trent Williams (LT – Washington), James Winchester (ST - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 8:

Blake Bell (TE - 49ers, Bye Week), Devante Bond (LB – Bucs, IR), James Hanna (TE - Cowboys), Gabe Ikard (C - Bills), Lane Johnson (RT – Eagles, suspension), Landry Jones (QB – Steelers, Bye Week), Stacy McGee (DT – Raiders), Adrian Peterson (RB - Vikings, IR), Jordan Phillips (DT – Dolphins, Bye Week), Zack Sanchez (CB – Panthers, Bye Week), Sterling Shepard (WR - Giants, Bye Week), Kenny Stills (WR- Dolphins, Bye Week), Charles Tapper (DE – Cowboys, IR), Damien Williams (RB – Dolphins, Bye Week), Daryl Williams (OT – Panthers, Bye Week)