In a relatively quiet Week 7 for most Oklahoma Sooners in the NFL, a couple of familiar wide receivers stood out in their best games of the season.
Bouncing back from a hamstring injury that kept him out of action the last two games, Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills had his best game in a while. Catching four passes for 105 yards in a 23-30 loss at Indy, Stills appeared to click with quarterback Deshaun Watson as he was forced to step up following the injury to Will Fuller V, who exited the game in the first quarter with a hamstring injury of his own.
With Fuller expected out a few games, Stills will be looked upon to continue delivering as the No. 2 widedout in the potent Houston offense, pairing up with perennial Pro Bowler DeAndre Hopkins and the deep-throwing Watson at the helm. The 4-3 Texans face the Raiders at home in Week 8.
Dede Westbrook also enjoyed his best performance on the season in a 27-17 Jaguars win over Cincy. Dede topped the century mark in receiving yards for the first time in 2019, catching six passes on a team-high nine targets for 103 yards and also adding 14 yards on two rushes. The 3-4 Jags host the New York Jets at home next week in Jacksonville, where hopefully the former Biletnikoff winner can find the end zone for the first time since Week 1.
This grab by #Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook was fantastic. Pretty much completed because of his effort.— Demetrius Harvey (@Demetrius82) October 21, 2019
Remember, Westbrook came into the game questionable with a shoulder injury: pic.twitter.com/FZpsVKbCZN
.@andydalton14 gets the ball out quickly to @Joe_MainMixon for the first touchdown of #JAXvsCIN! #SeizeTheDEY— NFL (@NFL) October 20, 2019
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Kyler Murray continued his march toward NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year honors in a 27-21 road win over the Giants on Sunday. Out-playing fellow rookie Daniel Jones in a hyped battle between the top two quarterbacks taken in the 2019 NFL Draft, Murray led the Cardinals to their third consecutive win on the season, tying their win total from 2018.
Plays like this are encouraging. Knows he wants the crosser, has to move and reset in the pocket, tosses a catchable ball to convert on 3rd-and-6. Good stuff from Kyler Murray. pic.twitter.com/4HISV2ZUSw— Derrik Klassen (@QBKlass) October 21, 2019
Murray’s 14-of-21 passing for 104 yards and 28 yards on 10 carries may not be eye-popping numbers, but the young signal caller stayed poised and effectively managed the game all afternoon. Murray — though not perfect — continues to look more and more comfortable behind center by the week, with the 3-3-1 Cardinals heading to New Orleans to take on the 6-1 Saints in Week 8.
Cardinals and the 49ers are the only teams in the NFL with two players in the top-10 for yards per carry. Chase Edmonds is fourth (5.6 YPC) and Kyler Murray is eighth (5.4 YPC).— Kyle Odegard (@Kyle_Odegard) October 21, 2019
Adrian Peterson rushed 20 times for 81 yards and one fumble in a dismal 9-0 shutout loss against the 49ers.
Mark Andrews caught two passes for 39 yards on a team-high eight targets in a huge, 30-16, road win in Seattle. The 5-2 Ravens sit comfortably atop the AFC North and are on a bye in Week 8 before the big primetime clash at home against the Patriots on Nov. 3.
Damien Williams carried the ball nine times for seven yards in a win over the Broncos on Thursday night.
Jordan Phillips recorded two solo tackles in a 31-21 Bills win over the Dolphins, along with this huge sack on Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Samaje Perine was released by the Bengals last week but was added to practice squad after clearing waivers.
These Sooners also saw action for their respective teams this weekend:
Blake Bell (TE - Chiefs), *Orlando Brown (OT - Ravens), *Jordan Evans (LB - Bengals), *Cody Ford (RT - Bills), *Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), *Corey Nelson (LB - Broncos), Steven Parker (S - Dolphins), *Tress Way (P - Washington), *James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)
The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 7:
Rodney Anderson (RB - Bengals, IR), Devante Bond (LB - Buccaneers, Bye Week), Marquise Brown (WR - Ravens), Aaron Colvin (CB - Washington), Bobby Evans (OG - Rams), Tony Jefferson (S - Ravens, IR), Baker Mayfield (QB - Browns, Bye Week), Gerald McCoy (DT - Panthers, Bye Week) Ben Powers (OG - Ravens), Dru Samia (OG - Vikings), Sterling Shepard (WR - Giants, concussion), Austin Seibert (K - Browns, Bye Week), Daryl Williams (OT - Panthers, Bye Week), Trent Williams (OT - Washington, holdout)
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