It was an highlight-filled Week 15 for many Oklahoma Sooners across the league. We’ll start with the anticipated matchup between back-to-back Heisman-winning, No. 1 picks, in which rookie Kyler Murray got the upper hand (and bragging rights) over his old teammate Baker Mayfield.
Precisão maravilhosa do Kyler Murray pro tight end no fundo da end zone nesse passe para touchdown. pic.twitter.com/demXgbLpMW— Henrique Bulio (@henriquebulio_) December 17, 2019
"Kyler Murray should stick with baseball."— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) December 16, 2019
"He's just too small to survive the rigors of playing quarterback in the NFL."
With only two weeks left in his memorable rookie season, Murray isn’t done yet scorching the Cardinals record books. An Offensive Rookie of the Year award appears to be knocking on the door of the former Sooner star.
On the flip side of the Super Sooner matchup, the rough season continues for Baker Mayfield, who despite completing 30-of-43 passes for 247 yards and two touchdowns, also threw a costly early pick in the end zone that had the Browns chasing (literally) Kyler’s Cardinals all afternoon. The Browns host the AFC North champs Baltimore Ravens in Week 16.
Adrian Peterson, looking as spry as ever in Washington’s 37-27 loss to the Eagles, rushed 16 times for 66 yards and yet another milestone. Peterson’s 110th career touchdown scored on Sunday tied the former Sooner great with Walter Payton for fourth all-time in NFL history.
.@AdrianPeterson ties Walter Payton for the fourth-most rushing TDs all-time (110)! #HTTR— NFL (@NFL) December 15, 2019
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Marcus Allen’s total of 123 touchdowns looks a little out of reach at this point for the 13-year veteran Peterson, but if there’s one guy on the planet who I could somehow see still getting there, it’s All Day 28. Congrats, AD!
Adrian Peterson now has 110 career rushing TDs..— NFL Stats (@NFL_Stats) December 15, 2019
Top 5 players in career rushing TDs
Emmitt Smith - 164
LaDainian Tomlinson - 145
Marcus Allen - 123
Walter Payton - 110
Adrian Peterson - 110
The Ravens pass-catching duo of Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews kicked off Week 15 with another blowout win over the Jets on Thursday night. MVP front runner Lamar Jackson connected with his tight end Andrews four times for 52 yards and a touchdown. The score marked the eighth time Andrews found the end zone this season — a franchise single-season record for a tight end.
Hollywood also had a highlight for the ages on Thursday night. The rookie wideout caught four passes for 45 yards and capped off a drive with one of the sweetest touchdown catches I’ve ever seen.
What a Catch and toe tap by HOLLYWOOD Brown pic.twitter.com/Z7KwKbN5XZ— Andrew Lubbers (@Lubbers04) December 13, 2019
The 13-2 Ravens travel to Cleveland in Week 16 to avenge their September loss to the Browns.
Following the game, Joe gushed about meeting Tom Brady, who later took notice of the tweet and responded kindly to the former Oklahoma all-purpose star.
Tom Brady meets starstruck Joe Mixon after game, plans to send him a jersey.— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) December 16, 2019
"He was like, 'Great player, hell of a runner.' I was like, 'Dang, that's Tom Brady that said that.'" — Joe Mixon#OUDNA | #BoomerSoonerhttps://t.co/rkArPAXWKt
Great game Joe, I’ll send a jersey your way! https://t.co/U2Et9XYgzK— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) December 16, 2019
Bro @TomBrady just made my Year this is crazy! Man I’m so blessed to be playing this game! Just know one is on the way for ya brotha— ⚡️Primetime!!!⚡️ (@Joe_MainMixon) December 16, 2019
Additionally, Mixon received a ringing endorsement from another living legend — Bill Belichick.
Bill Belichick had high praise for Joe Mixon.— Sooner Gridiron (@soonergridiron) December 16, 2019
"Mixon is may be the best back in the league. He probably is the best back in the league."
Mixon rushed for 136 yards against the Patriots on Sunday.
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Sterling Shepard is the highest graded player against the Dolphins, with an 87.9 overall grade. He caught 9 of 11 targets for 111 yards to help secure the victory in what might be Eli’s last game— PFF NY Giants (@PFF_Giants) December 16, 2019
Blake Bell caught both of his targets for 41 yards in the Chiefs 23-3 win over Denver.
These Sooners also saw action for their respective teams this weekend:
*Orlando Brown (OT - Ravens), Aaron Colvin (CB - Washington), Jordan Evans (LB - Bengals), *Bobby Evans (OG - Rams), *Cody Ford (RT - Bills), *Lane Johnson (RT - Eagles), Obgbonnia Okoronkwo (LB - Rams), Steven Parker (S - Dolphins), *Jordan Phillips (DT - Bills), *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 15:
Rodney Anderson (RB - Bengals, IR), Tony Jefferson (S - Ravens, IR), Corey Nelson (LB - Broncos, IR), Ben Powers (OG - Ravens), Dru Samia (OG - Vikings), Damien Williams (RB - Chiefs), Trent Williams (OT - Washington)
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