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Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL: Baker Mayfield leads the Browns to first road win in three years

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The former Sooner signal caller was lights-out at Cincinnati in Week 12.

Cleveland Browns v Cincinnati Bengals Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images

It was a Baker Mayfield type of day for the Browns on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, as Cleveland was on its an annual visit to Cincy in Week 12. Mayfield continued his stellar play and threw four touchdowns to just seven incompletions in the big win over their divisional, in-state rivals. Among the Bengals on the sideline was Cleveland’s former head coach, Hue Jackson.

Nothing I will say here hasn’t likely already been said of Mayfield and Jackson’s interaction post-game across the airwaves and social media through Monday. So, I’ll just let Baker’s play do the driving in this post.

By now you’ve probably read about Baker’s 258 yards on 19-26 passing and four touchdowns in a dominant, outright flashy performance against the Bengals. Why not just sit back and enjoy the highlights?

The accolades undoubtedly, and deservedly, flowed soon after about the young QB’s Week 12 outing. The Baker Mayfield era is just beginning in Cleveland, and I’m very thankful we’re all here for it.

Baker was part of the Cavs’ crowd at Quicken Loans Arena for the game on Monday night and received a shout for his recent heroics, as well. It looks like Cleveland’s quickly becoming Baker’s town, after all.

Joe Mixon rushed for 89 yards on 14 carries and added 66 yards on seven receptions on the other side for the Bengals. Teammate Jordan Evans finished with three solo and three assisted tackles for Cincinnati.

Adrian Peterson carried the ball 12 times for 35 yards and caught two passes for nine yards in Washington’s loss at Dallas on Thanksgiving day.

Sterling Shepard caught four passes for 37 yards in the Giants’ loss to the Eagles.

Mark Andrews caught one pass for 74 yards in the Ravens’ win over the Raiders. The pass from fellow rookie Lamar Jackson almost resulted in a score, but the 2017 Mackey Award winner fell just short of the end zone. I’m sure there’ll be a few more chances at pay dirt for what could be one of the NFL’s up-and-coming young QB-TE duos.

Tony Jefferson grabbed a tackle and defended a pass in the win for the Ravens.

Gerald McCoy recorded two solo tackles and one sack in the Buccaneers’ win over the 49ers. Devante Bond added four solo tackles for Tampa Bay.

Dede Westbrook caught three passes for 44 yards and a touchdown, along with another 43 yards on a rush in the Jaguars loss to Buffalo. Blake Bell added one reception for five yards.

Jordan Phillips was on the other side, recording one solo and an assisted tackle in the Bills win over the Jags.

Kenny Stills caught one pass for six yards in the Dolphins’ loss to the Colts.

Jermaine Gresham caught a pass for two yards in the Cardinals loss to the Chargers.

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

(*denotes starter)

Orlando Brown (OT - Ravens), *Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Trent Williams (OT - Washington)

The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 12:

Jeff Badet (WR - Vikings, practice squad), Emmanuel Beal (LB - Seahawks, IR), Aaron Colvin (CB - Texans), Stacy McGee (DT - Washington, PUP), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB -Rams, Bye Week), Steven Parker (S - Rams, practice squad), Samaje Perine (RB - Washington), Ahmad Thomas (LB - Colts, practice squad), (Damien Williams - RB, Chiefs, Bye Week), Daryl Williams (OT - Panthers, IR), (James Winchester LS - Chiefs, , Bye Week)