In an otherwise quiet Week 7 for most of your Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL, Kenny Stills broke out for one of, if not the, best games he’s ever played as a pro. Finishing with six receptions on nine targets for 85 yards and two touchdowns, he also came down with possibly the catch of the season in a big comeback win against the Jets.
Then, despite the Dolphins losing starting QB Jay Cutler to injury, Kenny got open time and again for his backup Matt Moore, this time on 3rd and 7 for the first of his two touchdowns on the afternoon:
Stills has carved out a nice niche as a field-stretching No. 3 wideout, now in his fifth season in the NFL, and continues to show improvement and make plays on Sundays. His second touchdown capped a comeback and allowed the Dolphins to tie the Jets in the fourth quarter.
Running back Damien Williams added two yards on two carries along with two receptions for 18 yards in the Miami win.
Adrian Peterson’s second week in Arizona was not nearly as enjoyable as his first. The Cardinals lost their quarterback Carson Palmer possibly for the rest of the season after the strong-armed vet suffered a broken arm in a shutout loss adjacent the Rams. AD carried 11 times for 21 yards and added a reception for 12 yards, while tight end Jermaine Gresham caught one ball for 18 yards in the demoralizing defeat to their divisional rivals.
Bengals' running back Joe Mixon saw a big reduction in touches in a loss to the Steelers. Mixon led the team in rushing with 48 yards on just seven carries and added 20 yards on three receptions, then aired out some frustrations after the game, likening his potential to how the Steelers utilize the great Le’Veon Bell.
Tony Jefferson registered one tackle and assisted on four others in a Ravens loss in Minnesota.
Gerald McCoy grabbed one tackle in a Buccaneers loss at Buffalo.
Muskogee native Stacy McGee registered a tackle for Washington in the Monday Night Football loss to the NFC-East-leading Philadelphia Eagles.
These Sooners also saw action for their respective teams this weekend:
Blake Bell (TE- Vikings), Devante Bond (LB - Buccaneers) Jordan Evans (LB – Bengals), James Hanna (TE – Cowboys) *Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), *Jordan Phillips (DT - Dolphins), Samaje Perine (RB - Washington), Aaron Ripkowski (FB – Packers), *Daryl Williams (RG - Panthers), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Trent Williams (LT - Washington), James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)
The following Sooners were inactive, on bye weeks or did not play in Week 7:
Dominique Alexander (LB - Browns, IR), Sam Bradford (QB – Vikings), Landry Jones (QB - Steelers), David King (DE - Titans), Corey Nelson (LB - Broncos), Sterling Shepard (WR – Giants), Donald Stephenson (RT - Broncos), Charles Tapper (DE - Cowboys, IR), Dede Westbrook (WR - Jaguars, IR)