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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Sooners in the NFL – Shep Finds the End Zone

Sterling Shepard got back on track in Week 9.

Philadelphia Eagles v New York Giants Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images

Sterling Shepard, after going score-less for four straight games, found the end zone this week in the Giants win against the Eagles. Shep caught 3 passes for 50 yards and this touchdown:

DeMarco Murray rushed 14 times for 51 yards and 1 touchdown, and added a game-high 7 receptions for 29 yards in the Titans loss to the Chargers in San Diego. Through 9 games, the NFL’s second-leading rusher sits at 807 yards and 7 touchdowns on 174 carries and is averaging 4.6 yards per attempt. The multi-purpose Murray has also added 35 receptions for 226 and 2 touchdowns while only losing 1 fumble on what looks to be an All-Pro season.

NFL: Tennessee Titans at San Diego Chargers
DeMarco Murray has scored a touchdown in four straight games.
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Damien Williams rushed 5 times for 29 yards and added 2 receptions for 20 yards in the Dolphins win against the Jets. Kenny Stills started and managed just 1 catch for 11 yards. Jordan Phillips also started and registered one tackle, intercepted a pass from Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, then hurdled a guy and proceeded to briefly rumble downfield. This would’ve been one epic pick-6:

Aaron Ripkowski started and carried twice for 4 yards and added 3 yards on 1 catch in the Packers loss against the Colts.

The struggles continued for Sam Bradford and the Vikings, who have lost three straight after beginning the season 5-0. Bradford went 31-of-40 for 273 yards and 1 touchdown, and also added 1 catch for 5 yards in the home loss against the Lions. Minnesota’s offensive line showed some improvement from the dismal showings of the last two games, surrendering only 2 sacks on the afternoon, but the Vikings still struggled to score in the red zone. Minny heads to Washington next week.

Corey Nelson earned the start for the Broncos, and registered 7 tackles, including 1 for loss, in the Sunday night loss to the Raiders.

Gerald McCoy started and registered 3 tackles, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble in the Bucs Thursday night loss against the Falcons.

Aaron Colvin racked up 7 tackles in the Jaguars loss at Kansas City.

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), Zack Sanchez (CB – Panthers), *Donald Stephenson (RT - Broncos), Daryl Williams (OT – Panthers), James Winchester (ST - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 9:

Devante Bond (LB – Bucs, IR), Jermaine Gresham (TE – Cardinals, Bye Week), Geneo Grissom (DE – Patriots, Bye Week), James Hanna (TE - Cowboys), Demontre Hurst (CB – Bears, Bye Week), Gabe Ikard (C - Browns), Tony Jefferson (S- Cardinals, Bye Week), Lane Johnson (RT – Eagles, suspension), Landry Jones (QB – Steelers), David King (DE - Chiefs), Stacy McGee (DT – Raiders), Adrian Peterson (RB - Vikings, IR), Charles Tapper (DE – Cowboys, IR), Tress Way (P - Washington, Bye Week), Trent Williams (LT – Washington, Bye Week)