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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Sooners in the NFL – Shep and Sammy B Shine Again

Sterling Shepard scored his fifth touchdown of the season, while Sam Bradford and the Vikings finally broke a losing streak in Week 11.

NFL: Chicago Bears at New York Giants Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Sterling Shepard came through big again for Giants, this time in a home win against the Bears. Shep finished with 5 receptions (on 11 targets) for 50 yards and this end zone grab:

Demontre Hurst compiled 4 tackles and defended 1 pass on the opposite side for the Bears in the same game.

Sam Bradford and the Vikings broke a four-game losing streak by beating the Arizona Cardinals at home, 30-24, on Sunday. Sammy B put up modest but accurate numbers by going 20-of-28 for 169 yards and a touchdown and no picks. Bradford has thrown 12 touchdowns and only 2 interceptions on the season, and ranks third in completion percentage behind only Drew Brees and Tom Brady.

Tony Jefferson contributed 3 tackles on the opposing side for the Cardinals defense in the loss, while teammate and starting tight end Jermaine Gresham caught 2 passes for 33 yards, and proved he’s still got it on this sweet touchdown catch and run:

DeMarco Murray carried the ball 21 times for 70 yards in the Titans road loss against the Colts. Murray also added 3 receptions for 9 yards and a touchdown as he continues to build on his impressive all-pro season.

Kenny Stills got the start again and finished with 4 catches and 33 yards for the red-hot Dolphins who picked up their fifth-straight win on Sunday against the Rams. Jordan Phillips also continues to start for Miami and grabbed 2 tackles, including 1 for loss, in the same game.

Raiders’ starting defensive tackle Stacy McGee has missed some recent action due to injury but is listed as questionable for Monday night’s game against the Texans in Mexico City.

Finally, on a somber note, the Sooner family recently suffered a tragic loss when Michael Winchester, former punter under Barry Switzer (1984-85) and father of current Chiefs special teamer James Winchester, was killed last Tuesday in the shooting at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers Airport. James honored the life and spirit of his late father by suiting up for his team and giving it a go on Sunday against Tampa Bay.

Gerald McCoy recovered 1 fumble for the Bucs, who got the win in Kansas City, and consoled his fellow Sooner brother before the game.

Our hearts and prayers go out to James and the Winchester family. May Michael Winchester rest in peace and live on forever in spirit. Boomer Sooner.


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

(*denotes starter)

Dominique Alexander (LB - Browns), Blake Bell (TE - 49ers), Aaron Colvin (CB - Jaguars), Geneo Grissom (DE - Patriots), Aaron Ripkowski (FB - Packers), Zack Sanchez (CB - Panthers), *Tress Way (P - Washington), Damien Williams (RB - Dolphins), *Daryl Williams (RT - Panthers), James Winchester (ST - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 11:

Devante Bond (LB – Bucs, IR), Chris Chester (RT - Falcons, Bye Week), James Hanna (TE - Cowboys), Gabe Ikard (C - Browns), Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles, suspension), Landry Jones (QB - Steelers), Corey Nelson (LB – Broncos, Bye Week), Adrian Peterson (RB - Vikings, IR), Donald Stephenson (RT – Broncos, Bye Week), Charles Tapper (DE – Cowboys, IR), Trent Williams (LT – Washington, IR)