The New York Football Giants came to play in their divisional clash against the Eagles in Week 15. The G-Men’s pass-catching core was led by former Oklahoma Sooners great Sterling Shepard, who enjoyed one of his best games of the 2017 NFL season.
Shep took a short route from Eli Manning to the house with a 67-yard gallop to the end zone in the second quarter. His score put the Giants ahead 20-7 before they eventually lost a thriller, 34-29, to the NFC East champion Eagles.
Shepard finished with a game-high 11 receptions on 16 targets for 139 yards and the touchdown.
Some key Giants notes from Sunday's loss to the Eagles, via @PFF...— Greg Johnson (@gregp_j) December 18, 2017
Sterling Shepard has 596 yards from the slot in 2017, 4th-most among all receivers (despite missing four games). 80 of his 139 yards Sunday were after the catch.
Washington’s Samaje Perine finished with 14 carries for 37 yards along with two receptions for 29 yards in a 20-15 win against the Cardinals. Defensive tackle Stacy McGee grabbed two solo tackles and assisted on two more on the afternoon.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have been the surprise team of this NFL season and on Sunday clinched a playoff berth for the first time in a decade. Rookie wide receiver Dede Westbrook finished with two receptions for 21 yards in the big 45-7 win against the Texans. Aaron Colvin recorded two solo tackles along with an assisted tackle and a pass defended in another dominant performance by the Jags defense.
Rookie linebacker Jordan Evans grabbed three solo tackles and assisted on three others in the Bengals loss to Minnesota.
Tony Jefferson registered one solo tackle in a 27-10 Ravens win at Cleveland.
Dolphins wideout Kenny Stills has cooled down as of late, finishing with one reception for eight yards in a Week 15 loss at Buffalo.
While Gerald McCoy was out with a biceps injury in Week 15, Devante Bond was in action for the Buccaneers on Monday Night Football against the Falcons. The former OU linebacker finished with two solo tackles in the MNF loss to Atlanta.
These Sooners also saw action for their respective teams this weekend:
*Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), David King (DE - Titans), *Jordan Phillips (DT - Dolphins), *Aaron Ripkowski (FB - Packers), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Daryl Williams (RG - Panthers), James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)
The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 15:
Dominique Alexander (LB - Browns, IR), Blake Bell (TE- Vikings, IR), Sam Bradford (QB – Vikings, IR), Jermaine Gresham (RB - Cardinals), Landry Jones (QB - Steelers), Gerald McCoy (LB - Buccaneers), Joe Mixon (RB - Bengals), Corey Nelson (LB - Broncos), Adrian Peterson (RB - Cardinals), Donald Stephenson (RT - Broncos), Charles Tapper (DE - Cowboys, IR), Damien Williams (RB - Dolphins), Trent Williams (LT - Washington)