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Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL: DeMarco Murray and Tony Jefferson make an impact in Week 16

While Murray’s efforts came in a loss, Tony Jefferson’s big plays made a difference in Baltimore’s win on Saturday.

Los Angeles Rams v Tennessee Titan Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images

It was a quiet holiday weekend for many former Oklahoma Sooners stars as the NFL regular season winds down. However, lots of guys saw action and got on the stat sheet in Week 16.

DeMarco Murray found the end zone for the his sixth touchdown on the season in a Titans loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Murray finished with 48 rushing yards and three receptions for 11 yards to add to the score.

Unfortunately, Murray was forced to leave the game late with a knee injury, one that appears to be “a major setback” according to Tennessee head coach Mike Mularkey in the Tennessean’s piece below. This is tough news for the 29-year-old Murray, who has battled a hamstring injury all season. However, he may give it a go in a crucial game against the Jaguars next week.

Tony Jefferson was all over the field in Saturday’s 23-16 Ravens win against the Colts. He finished with four solo tackles along with an assist, and added a defended pass and a big blocked kick to continue his solid season.

Jaguars rookie wideout Dede Westbrook finished with four receptions for 74 yards in a loss to the 49ers. Aaron Colvin added three tackles in the effort.

Samaje Perine ran for 53 yards on 17 carries and added three catches for 21 yards in Washington’s win in Denver. Stacy McGee grabbed two tackles in the win.

Joe Mixon rushed three times for 12 yards and had two catches for 20 yards in the Bengals win against the Lions. Fellow rookie Jordan Evans recorded one tackle and defended a pass on the afternoon.

Kenny Stills caught four passes for 54 yards in the Dolphins loss to the Chiefs. Jordan Phillips added two solo tackles and a pass defended.

Gerald McCoy recorded two solo tackles along with two assisted tackles and a sack in a Buccaneers loss at Carolina. Linebacker Devante Bond recorded one tackle in the game.

Sterling Shepard caught five passes for 45 yards in a Giants loss to the Cardinals. Jermaine Gresham caught one pass for four yards on the other side for Arizona.

Aaron Ripkowski caught one pass for four yards in the Packers loss to the Vikings.

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

(*denotes starter)

*Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), James Hanna (TE - Cowboys), David King (DE - Titans), *Donald Stephenson (RT - Broncos), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Daryl Williams (RG - Panthers), James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 16:

Dominique Alexander (LB - Browns, IR), Blake Bell (TE- Vikings, IR), Sam Bradford (QB – Vikings, IR), Geneo Grissom (DE - Patriots) Landry Jones (QB - Steelers), Corey Nelson (LB - Broncos), Adrian Peterson (RB - Cardinals), Charles Tapper (DE - Cowboys, IR), Damien Williams (RB - Dolphins), Trent Williams (LT - Washington)