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Oklahoma Football in the NFL: Adrian Peterson makes more history

Also, Joe Mixon’s Sunday wasn’t totally awful, and Obgbonnia Okoronkwo had a big game across the pond.

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In a relatively quiet week for most Oklahoma Sooners across the league, a trio of running backs — led by the ageless wonder Adrian Peterson — made a little noise. There was also an Ogbo sighting in London.

Pushing through a rough, injury-laden start to the season, Joe Mixon finally put in a decent performance this past Sunday, and all it took was a trip to London. The former all-purpose Sooner standout finished with 66 yards on 17 rushes and added four receptions for 11 yards and this touchdown in a loss to the Rams at Wembley Stadium.

Despite Mixon’s efforts, however, the Bengals are beyond terrible and still remain winless on the season. They are luckily on a bye next week, which they can use to regroup and begin their win streak continue tanking to finish the season.

Rams linebacker Ogbonnia Okoronkwo saw the field in his second-straight game and also had himself a day in London. To go with one solo and one assisted tackle, Ogbo also recorded one and a half sacks and a tackle for loss in the big win. The Rams are now 5-3 and face the Steelers Nov. 10 on the road following their Week 9 bye. (Note: During his time at OU, it was clarified that the nickname is spelled ‘Ogbo’, so we’ll just have to wait for the LA media to get on the same page)

Chiefs running back Damien Williams, splitting carries with veteran LeSean McCoy, found the end zone for the third time this season in Sunday night’s loss to the Packers. Williams made the most of his seven carries, going for 30 yards and a touchdown, while continuing to battle for every inch all night against a tough Green Bay defense at Arrowhead. Kansas City hosts the 6-2 Vikings next week.

Adrian Peterson’s climb up the record books continued in Week 8. Against the team that drafted him more than 12 years ago, AD totaled 76 yards on 14 carries and added two catches for 27 yards in Washington’s 19-9 loss to the Vikings on Thursday night.

The future Hall of Famer’s night propelled him to yet another milestone in his illustrious career, as he moved past Jerome Bettis and LaDanian Tomlinson for sixth-most career rushing yards in NFL history.

Congrats, AD!

Baker Mayfield’s Week 8 got off to a dismal start in New England. The Browns were an abomination early, turning the ball over on three straight plays and going down 17-0 before settling in and making it resemble a competitive game in the second quarter. Mayfield finished 20-of-31 passing for 194 yards, one touchdown and an interception, along with 18 yards on one carry in the 27-13 loss to the unbeaten Patriots.

Austin Seibert converted one field goal and two extra points in the loss for the Browns, who head to Denver for a winnable game in Week 9.

Kyler Murray, in the Cardinals’ 31-9 loss at New Orleans, went 19-of-33 for 220 yards and added 13 rushing yards on two carries. The rookie signal caller was sacked three times on a rough afternoon in one of the league’s toughest road environments. The 3-4-1 Cards host the unbeaten 49ers in a Halloween divisional clash this Thursday night.

Kenny Stills had three catches for 22 yards on five targets in the Texans’ 27-24 win over the Raiders.

Gerald McCoy grabbed two solo tackles in the Panthers’ 51-13 loss at San Francisco.

Jordan Phillips registered a sack and tackle for loss in the Bills’ home loss against the Eagles.

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

(*denotes starter)

Blake Bell (TE - Chiefs), *Jordan Evans (LB - Bengals), *Cody Ford (RT - Bills), *Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), *Corey Nelson (LB - Broncos), Steven Parker (S - Dolphins), *Tress Way (P - Washington), Dede Westbrook (WR - Jaguars), *Daryl Williams (OT - Panthers),*James Winchester (LS - Chiefs)

The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 8:

Rodney Anderson (RB - Bengals, IR), Mark Andrews (TE - Ravens, Bye Week), Devante Bond (LB - Buccaneers), Marquise Brown (WR - Ravens, Bye Week), Orlando Brown (OT - Ravens, Bye Week), Aaron Colvin (CB - Washington), Bobby Evans (OG - Rams), Tony Jefferson (S - Ravens, IR), Baker Mayfield (QB - Browns, Bye Week), Ben Powers (OG - Ravens), Dru Samia (OG - Vikings), Sterling Shepard (WR - Giants, concussion), Trent Williams (OT - Washington, holdout)

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