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Oklahoma Sooners Football: Sooners in the NFL - Sterling Shepard and DeMarco Murray finally made some noise

It was quite the weekend around the NFL for some former Oklahoma Sooners.

NFL: New York Giants at Philadelphia Eagles Danielle Parhizkaran-USA TODAY Sports

In an eventful Week 3 across the NFL, a couple of former Oklahoma Sooners stars enjoyed productive Sunday afternoons, led by Sterling Shepard and DeMarco Murray.

Though the Giants lost an overtime thriller in Philadelphia, Sterling Shepard ran wild on a beaten-up Eagles secondary, finishing with seven receptions for 133 yards along with a 77-yard sprint to the end zone in the fourth quarter. Shep and the G-Men head to Tampa Bay to take on Gerald McCoy’s Buccaneers next week.

DeMarco Murray finally began to resemble his old self after lackluster outings and a hamstring tweak hampered his first two weeks in 2017. Murray finished with 115 yards on 14 carries and a touchdown in the Titans’ big win against the Seahawks.

Samaje Perine got his first NFL start in Washington’s statement win against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday Night Football, grinding out 19 carries for 49 yards and a catch for six yards.

Bengals rookie running back Joe Mixon also saw his share of touches in Week 3, finishing with 18 carries for 62 yards along with three receptions for 39 yards in an overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers.

Adrian Peterson rushed nine times for 33 yards and added two catches for four yards in the Saints win at Carolina.

Kenny Stills finished with four receptions (on 10 targets) and 51 yards in the Dolphins loss to the Jets. Damien Williams carried two times for five yards and added two catches for four yards, as well.

Baltimore Ravens' safety Tony Jefferson grabbed three tackles in a blowout loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars (wtf) in London. Aaron Colvin had a tackle and a pass defended on the other side for Jacksonville.

Gerald McCoy recorded two solo tackles in a Bucs’ loss at Minnesota. Sam Bradford was out for the second straight week for the Vikings.

And finally, Jermaine Gresham was back in action for the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football after missing Week 2 with a rib injury. Gresh got the start against the Cowboys at home and saw nine targets and finished with five catches for 47 yards.

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

(*denotes starter)

Dominique Alexander (LB - Browns), Blake Bell (TE - Vikings), Jordan Evans (LB - Bengals), Geneo Grissom (DE - Patriots), James Hanna (TE - Cowboys), Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), Stacy McGee (DE - Washington), Corey Nelson (LB - Broncos), Jordan Phillips (DT - Dolphins), Aaron Ripkowski (FB - Packers), Donald Stephenson (RT - Broncos), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Trent Williams (LT - Washington), *Daryl Williams (RG - Panthers), James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 3:

Devante Bond (LB - Buccaneers), Sam Bradford (QB - Vikings), Landry Jones (QB - Steelers), David King (DE - Titans), Charles Tapper (DE - Cowboys), Dede Westbrook (WR - Jaguars, IR)