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Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL: Sterling Shepard explodes on Monday night

Several Sooners stood out in Week 7, though many of their teams lost in lopsided fashion.

New York Giants v Atlanta Falcons Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns traveled east to take on fellow Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. The Bucs led 23-9 going into the fourth quarter before Mayfield rallied the Browns’ offense and sent the game into OT.

On the day, Mayfield went 23-34 for 215 yards, two scores and no picks. Perhaps the highlight of his outing was this 35-yard run up the middle of the field.

The long run (which also should’ve drawn a penalty) didn't directly lead to a score, but Cleveland was able to seize advantageous field position after turning it over on downs on the goal line and forcing TB to punt from deep on their side of the field. One play later, Mayfield connected with Jarvis Landry to tie the game.

Unfortunately for Cleveland, Tampa Bay kicker Chandler Catanzaro nailed a 59-yard field goal in OT to win. The Browns are now 2-4-1 on the season.

Adrian Peterson had a big Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. A.D. carried the ball for the Washington Redskins 24 times for 99 yards, which was more than the backs from ‘Big D’ had combined.

Samaje Perine recorded two yards on two rushes in the same contest.

On Monday Night Football, Sterling Shepard and the struggling New York Giants came up just short on the road against the Atlanta Falcons, 23-20. However, the former Sooner had himself a heck of a game, notching five receptions for 167 yards, including this 53-yard catch-and-run.

Joe Mixon put his sticky gloves to great use Sunday night with this three-yard reception against the Kansas City Chiefs. On the night, Mixon ran the ball 13 times for 50 yards and recorded three catches for a yard for the Cincinnati Bengals in a 45-10 losing effort.

Kenny Stills and the Miami Dolphins hosted the Detroit Lions, and the former Sooner caught a single 5-yard pass that went for a touchdown before eventually leaving the game with a groin injury. On the score, Stills’ momentum carried him out of bounds and into a security guard. After checking on her to see if she were okay, he gave her the football he just scored with as a souvenir. Detroit defeated Miami 32-21.

Dede Westbrook nabbed four catches for 17 yards as his Jacksonville Jaguars fell to the Houston Texans, 20-7.

Mark Andrews caught an 8-yard touchdown for the Baltimore Ravens and Tony Jefferson totaled six tackles in a 24-23 loss to the New Orleans Saints.

Bengals Jordan Evans valiantly recorded six tackles in Sunday night’s rout at the hands of the Chiefs.

Jordan Phillips notched three tackles and a tackle-for-loss for the Buffalo Bills in a 37-5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

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

(*denotes starter)

*Orlando Brown (OT - Ravens), Jermaine Gresham (TE - Cardinals), *Lane Johnson (OT - Eagles), *Tress Way (P - Redskins), *James Winchester (LS - Chiefs), *Trent Williams (OT - Redskins)

The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 7:

Jeff Badet (WR - Vikings, practice squad), Emmanuel Beal (LB - Seahawks, IR), Sam Bradford (QB - Cardinals), Aaron Colvin (CB - Texans), Geneo Grissom (DE - Patriots), Stacey McGee (DT - Redskins, PUP), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB - Rams, PUP), Steven Parker (S - Rams, practice squad), Ahmad Thomas (LB - Colts, practice squad), Damien Williams (RB - Chiefs), Daryl Williams (OT - Panthers, IR)

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