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Oklahoma Sooners Football in the NFL: Kyler Murray wins the first battle with Baker Mayfield

The Ravens pass-catching duo shined bright yet again, while Kyler Murray bested Baker Mayfield this time for bragging rights in Week 15.

NFL: DEC 15 Browns at Cardinals Photo by Kevin Abele/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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.

Murray finished 19-of-25 for 219 passing yards, a touchdown and an interception, while also rushing eight times for 56 yards in the Cardinals 38-24 win over Baker’s Browns at home on Sunday.

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.

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!

Kenny Stills caught three passes for 35 yards and found the end zone on two of them in the Texans 24-21 win over the Titans.

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.

The 13-2 Ravens travel to Cleveland in Week 16 to avenge their September loss to the Browns.

Joe Mixon rushed 25 times for 136 yards and caught three passes for 20 yards in the Bengals 34-13 loss to the Pats.

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.

Additionally, Mixon received a ringing endorsement from another living legend — Bill Belichick.

Sterling Shepard also had a big day, finishing with nine receptions for 111 yards on 11 targets — all team highs — in the Giants 36-20 win over the Dolphins.

Dede Westbrook finished with two receptions on four targets for 14 yards along with one carry for seven yards in the Jaguars 20-16 win over the Raiders.

Gerald McCoy recorded one solo and two assisted tackles in the Panthers 30-24 loss to the Seahawks.

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:

(*denotes starter)

*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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