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Oklahoma Football in the NFL: Kyler Murray wins again, Adrian Peterson shines, Baker Mayfield struggles

Kyler and the Cards march to their second straight win, while it could be a new beginning in Washington for Adrian Peterson.

Atlanta Falcons v Arizona Cardinals Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images

We’re now nearly a third of the way through the 2019 NFL season. A few of Oklahoma Sooners were out of action, including the wide receiver trio of Hollywood, Stills and Shep, but some other familiar names made some noise in Week 6.

Cardinals rookie quarterback Kyler Murray earned his second-straight win as a starter in a 34-33 nail biter over the Falcons, finishing 27-of-37 for 340 passing yards and three touchdowns while also adding 32 yards on 11 carries. With a few games down in his young career, Murray looked comfortable and potent all day, as the Kingsbury Air Raid Experiment showed glimpses of promise in the big win.

It wasn’t easy, and the Cards got some breaks along the way (namely, Atlanta kicker Matt Bryant’s missed extra point late in the fourth), but Kyler’s Cardinals are now 2-3-1 on the season and head to New York to face the Giants in Week 7.

Unfortunately, Baker Mayfield’s Week 6 didn’t fare as well as his fellow Heisman-winning counterpart in Arizona. The Browns started strong and built an early lead on the 5-1 Seahawks, only to see it evaporate before halftime following costly turnovers, dropped passes and overall ineptitude from Freddy Kitchens and the offense in a 32-38 loss at home.

Mayfield went 22-of-37 passing for 249 yards and a touchdown but threw ill-fated interceptions on the afternoon. A lone bright spot came on Baker’s first rushing touchdown of his NFL career.

Things don’t get any easier for Baker and the 2-4 Browns after their Week 7 bye, which couldn’t come at a better time. Mayfield appeared to hurt his hip on a scramble late in the first half on Sunday and briefly headed to the locker room in the third quarter in visible pain, but the injury didn’t lead to any missed snaps. It could be something to keep an eye on, though, over the next couple of weeks.

The Pats are up next for the Browns in Foxboro to close out what looks to be a blood-red October in Week 8.

Mark Andrews totaled a game-high 99 receiving yards on six catches as the Ravens defeated winless Cincinnati, 23-17, and improved to 4-2 on the season. Andrews trails only Travis Kelce and Austin Hooper for receiving yards by a tight end on the season with 410.

Joe Mixon rushed eight times for 10 yards and caught two passes for 29 yards on the other side for the Bengals.

Adrian Peterson rushed 23 times for 118 yards and caught two passes for 18 yards in Washington’s first win of the season. Following the firing of head coach Jay Gruden (the guy who listed AD as a healthy scratch in Week 1), the 13-year veteran running back found a groove on his way to a big afternoon.

There was also this moment with his quarterback Case Keenum. When in doubt, just hand off, Keenum.

The Indomitable One later stopped by to briefly chat with Deion Sanders on NFL Prime, and touched on the team’s newfound commitment to the run game under interim head coach Bill Callahan.

Chiefs running back Damien Williams rushed once for 6 yards and caught one pass for 14 yards and a touchdown.

Panthers defensive end Gerald McCoy made his presence known against his former team in London. Notching two solo tackles and one assisted, along with 2.5 sacks (a Week 6 league-high), McCoy led the way for the Carolina defense in the 37-26 win over the Bucs.

Dede Westbrook caught three passes for 53 yards on a team-high eight targets in the Jaguars 13-6 loss to the Saints.

Corey Nelson notched one solo tackle for the Broncos in a shutout win over the Titans.

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

(*denotes starter)

Blake Bell (TE - Chiefs), *Orlando Brown (OT - Ravens), *Jordan Evans (LB - Bengals), *Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), Steven Parker (S - Dolphins), Austin Seibert (K - Browns), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *Daryl Williams (OT - Panthers), *James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 6:

Rodney Anderson (RB - Bengals, IR), Devante Bond (LB - Buccaneers), Marquise Brown (WR - Ravens), Aaron Colvin (CB - Washington), Bobby Evans (OG - Rams), Cody Ford (OT - Bills, bye week), Tony Jefferson (S - Ravens, IR), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB - Rams), Samaje Perine (RB - Bengals), Ben Powers (OG - Ravens), Dru Samia (OG - Vikings), Sterling Shepard (WR - Giants, concussion), Kenny Stills (WR - Texans), Trent Williams (OT - Washington, holdout)

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