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Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL: Kenny Stills continues to excel in Miami

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Joe Mixon was forced to leave the game with an injury during Monday Night Football.

Denver Broncos v Miami Dolphins Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images

As the 2017 NFL regular season enters its stretch run, here are the former Oklahoma Sooners who made their marks in Week 13.

Kenny Stills found the end zone for the first time in five weeks in a 35-9 Dolphins win over the struggling Denver Broncos. Stills caught five passes on a team-high 10 targets for 98 yards and a touchdown from returning starting quarterback Jay Cutler.

Stills now has 48 receptions on the season for team-leading 733 yards and six touchdowns. He also made this ridiculous catch earlier in the game, his second mind-blowing reception of this season.

Stills’ defensive teammate Jordan Phillips recorded two solo tackles along with a sack and a pass defended in the big win. Miami running back Damien Williams was inactive in Week 13 with a shoulder injury.

Jaguars rookie wideout Dede Westbrook caught six passes for 78 yards in Sunday’s 30-10 win over the Colts. His teammate Aaron Colvin also got on the board with one solo tackle.

Samaje Perine got the start on Thursday night, going for 38 yards on 12 rushes and adding three receptions for 31 yards in Washington’s loss to the Cowboys. Defensive tackle Stacy McGee recorded two solo tackles and assisted on three more for Washington in Week 13.

DeMarco Murray carried 11 times for 66 yards along with two receptions for 13 yards in the Titans’ 24-13 win over the Texans.

Sterling Shepard caught three passes for 56 yards against the Raiders in his first game back following a two-week absence receiving from an illness. The Giants made news Monday morning after firing their head coach Ben McAdoo along with their general manager Jerry Reese. McAdoo had benched Eli Manning in Week 13 in favor of Geno Smith. It’ll be interesting to see if an offensive coach, similar to McAdoo, or a defensive-minded coach like Tom Coughlin takes over next for the New York Football Giants once a full-time hire is made. For now, the interim guy is Steve Spagnuolo. Either way, let’s hope Geno Smith isn’t their quarterback of the future. Speaking of QBs of the future, Baker Mayfield, anyone? *(This hypothetical scenario hopefully includes a revamped, much-improved offensive line for the Giants, as well.)

Jermaine Gresham caught two passes for 17 yards in the Cardinals loss against the surging LA Rams. Gresh’s Arizona teammate Adrian Peterson was held out in Week 13 with a neck issue.

Ravens starting safety Tony Jefferson grabbed three solo tackles in a 44-20 win against the Lions.

Defensive end Gerald McCoy registered two solo tackles in the Buccaneers overtime loss at Green Bay.

Bengals rookie Joe Mixon made his first Monday Night Football start against the Steelers. Mixon rushed for 34 yards on seven rushes and added a reception for eight yards before being forced to the sidelines with an injury. Mixon was being evaluated for a head and neck injury and was then ruled out of the game with a possible concussion. Joe’s rookie teammate, Jordan Evans, also got the start and picked up four solo tackles and assisted on another in the last-second loss to the Steelers.

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), *Aaron Ripkowski (FB - Packers), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Daryl Williams (RG - Panthers), *Trent Williams (LT - Washington), James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive, on bye weeks or did not play in Week 13:

Dominique Alexander (LB - Browns, IR), Sam Bradford (QB – Vikings, IR), Landry Jones (QB - Steelers), David King (DE - Titans), Corey Nelson (LB - Broncos), Donald Stephenson (RT - Broncos), Charles Tapper (DE - Cowboys, IR)