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:
Joe Mixon destroys Jabrill Peppers. pic.twitter.com/UDTXc3Jmx9— Fusue Vue (@lifesyourcup) November 26, 2017
Joe is the— Jeremy Hill (@JeremyHill33) November 26, 2017
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.
Samaje Perine has rushed for over 100 yards in back-to-back games— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) November 24, 2017
The Redskins did not have a player rush for over 100 yards in any of its first 9 games
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:
With 79 rushing yards on Sunday, Adrian Peterson passed Marcus Allen and Edgerrin James into 12th on the NFL's career rushing list.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 27, 2017
He sits 36 yards away from passing Jim Brown for 10th most rushing yards all-time. pic.twitter.com/M6JkWsG98n
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:
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)