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Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL: Dede Westbrook scores clinching TD against the Pats

Also, five Sooners were in action to kick off Week 2 on Thursday Night Football.

NFL: New England Patriots at Jacksonville Jaguars Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The second week of the 2018 NFL season began on Thursday Night Football with somewhat of a Sooner showcase. With the Baltimore Ravens in Cincinnati to take on the Bengals in an early-season divisional battle, five former Oklahoma Sooners were in action to kick off Week 2.

The Bengals outlasted the Ravens, 34-23, and Joe Mixon made his mark with 84 rushing yards on 21 attempts. He also added a reception for three yards while dealing with knee issues throughout the game. It was determined Mixon’s injury required surgery, and the second-year rusher underwent the procedure on Saturday. Though he’ll miss a little time, Mixon is expected back in a few weeks.

Jordan Evans grabbed four tackles and assisted on two more in the Bengals win.

On the other side for the Ravens, Mark Andrews caught three of his four targets for 17 yards and scored the first touchdown of his NFL career.

The rookie tight end is quickly establishing himself as a red zone threat in Baltimore, while his rookie teammate, offensive tackle Orlando Brown, also saw action on the Ravens’ offense on Thursday night.

Safety Tony Jefferson recorded six solo and three assisted tackles in the loss on the road. Jefferson continues to see his role expand as the former OU defensive back is becoming a part of the Ravens’ defensive core.

The biggest play from a Sooner in Week 2 came from Jaguars wideout Dede Westbrook, whose fourth-quarter touchdown catch clinched the win against the Patriots in a rematch of last season’s AFC Championship. The former Biletnikoff winner caught four of his five targets for 84 yards and took this drag route 61 yards to the end zone.

Kenny Stills caught two passes for 17 yards in the Dolphins 20-12 win over the Giants. Defensive end Jordan Phillips registered one tackle in Sunday’s win.

Adrian Peterson, in his second week as a part of the Washington backfield, rushed for 20 yards on 11 carries and added 30 receiving yards in a loss to the Colts.

Gerald McCoy recorded two solo tackles and assisted on another in the Buccaneers’ big win over the Super Bowl Champion Eagles, 27-21, in Tampa Bay.

Aaron Colvin recorded three total tackles in the Texans’ 17-20 loss at Tennessee.

Sam Bradford had a dismal Sunday afternoon, finishing with 90 yards on 17-of-27 passing in a 34-0 shutout loss at the hands of the Chargers in Los Angeles.

Finally, Sterling Shepard caught three passes for 24 yards in the Giants loss to Dallas on Sunday night.

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

(*denotes starter)

Orlando Brown (OT - Ravens), *Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Daryl Williams (RG - Panthers), *Trent Williams (LT - Washington), James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 2:

Jeff Badet (WR - Vikings, Practice Squad), Emmanuel Beal (LB - Seahawks, IR), Devante Bond (LB - Buccaneers, IR), Jermaine Gresham (TE - Cardinals), Geneo Grissom (DE - Patriots), Baker Mayfield (QB - Browns), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB- Rams, PUP), Steven Parker (S- Rams, Practice Squad), Samaje Perine (RB - Washington), Stacy McGee (DT - Washington, PUP), Ahmad Thomas (LB - Colts, Practice Squad), Damien Williams (RB - Chiefs)