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Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL: Joe Mixon and Samaje Perine stand out in Week 12

The Bengals rookie led all running backs in rushing yards in Week 12. His former OU teammate Samaje Perine was third.

NFL: Cleveland Browns at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

A week after watching his former Oklahoma Sooners backfield mate Samaje Perine have a breakout performance, Joe Mixon turned in his best game so far in his rookie season in Week 12. Mixon rushed 23 times for 114 yards — his first time eclipsing the 100-yard mark in 2017— and added 51 yards on three catches and a touchdown in the Bengals’ win over the Cleveland Browns.

Moments before finding the end zone, Joe did this to fellow AFC North rookie Jabrill Peppers:

Mixon’s rookie teammate Jordan Evans recorded five solo tackles and assisted on two more in Cincy’s win.

Despite the short week and a 23-carry career day in New Orleans last Sunday, Samaje Perine rushed 24 times for 100 yards and added three receptions for 30 yards in Washington’s win over the Giants on Thanksgiving Day. The stalwart rookie rusher continues to make his case to take over as the full-time starter in the ‘Skins backfield.

Washington defensive lineman Stacy McGee recorded four solo tackles and two assisted tackles in the win.

DeMarco Murray finished with nine rushing yards, 33 receiving yards and his sixth touchdown of the season in the Titans win over the Colts. He may have vultured this one away from Derrick Henry, but it’s cool seeing DeMarco line up at fullback and plow into the end zone.

Dolphins running back Damien Williams finished with 38 yards on eight carries along with 14 yards on three receptions in Miami’s loss at New England. Kenny Stills caught three passes for 47 yards, and Jordan Phillips recorded two solo tackles and assisted on another in the losing effort.

Buccaneers defensive end Gerald McCoy registered two tackles, while linebacker Devante Bond grabbed one solo and one assisted tackle in a loss against the Falcons. At least neither of them were tasked with covering Julio Jones at any point...

Adrian Peterson rushed 20 times for 79 yards and caught four passes for 20 yards, and Jermaine Gresham caught two passes for 13 yards in the Cardinals’ thrilling win over Jacksonville. AD also made more history with his Week 12 performance:

Jaguars rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook caught six passes on 10 targets for 41 yards, while teammate Aaron Colvin recorded one solo tackle and two passes defended in the loss against the Cards.

Aaron Ripkowski rushed once for four yards in the Packers loss at Pittsburgh on Sunday night.

Tony Jefferson registered two solo tackles and assisted on another, and also added a pass defended and a big first-half interception on Monday Night Football. Jefferson’s pick led to the Ravens second touchdown-scoring drive in a 23-16 win over the Texans.

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

(*denotes starter)

Blake Bell (TE- Vikings), James Hanna (TE – Cowboys), *Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Daryl Williams (RG - Panthers), James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive, on bye weeks or did not play in Week 12:

Dominique Alexander (LB - Browns, IR), Sam Bradford (QB – Vikings, IR), Landry Jones (QB - Steelers), David King (DE - Titans), Corey Nelson (LB - Broncos), Sterling Shepard (WR - Giants, illness), Donald Stephenson (RT - Broncos), Charles Tapper (DE - Cowboys, IR), Trent Williams (LT - Washington)