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Sooners in the NFL: Week 5

Jalen Hurts led the Philadelphia Eagles to a come-from-behind road victory in a pivotal game with the Carolina Panthers.

Another Sunday has come and gone with NFL Week 5 in the books just short of Monday night’s collision between the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens.

For former Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and the Philadelphia Eagles, the fifth game of the year was a make-or-break road contest with the Carolina Panthers.

Sitting at 1-3 coming into the day, the wiggle room remaining for the Eagles was essentially non-existent with Hurts’ squad simply having to have a big performance to keep their season afloat.

The day didn’t start off well for Philadelphia offensively, with the Eagles only being able to muster up six points in the first half with Hurts fumbling a ball out of their end zone for a safety along the way.

On the road and desperate for a win, Philly trailed 15-6 at the break.

But, in classic Hurts fashion, the Eagles would not go away quietly in the second half of action.

Late in the third quarter, Hurts would punch in a 1-yard touchdown run to slice the deficit down to 15-13 and give Philadelphia some hope and momentum.

After the Panthers tacked on a field goal to push their lead back out to five points, the Eagles would turn the ball over on downs giving Carolina a stranglehold on the game.

Jalen Hurts

Jalen Hurts

But, Philadelphia’s defense and special teams would come up huge forcing a three-and-out and then blocking a Panthers punt to set up Hurts and the offense at the Carolina 27-yard line.

From there, the former Heisman runner-up did the rest.

Hurts would connect with tight end Dallas Goedert to move the Eagles inside the 10 before running in the eventual game-winning touchdown for his second rushing score of the game.

Hurts and former Alabama teammate DeVonta Smith would link up on the two-point conversion to push the lead to 21-18 followed by Philadelphia icing the game with an interception of Carolina quarterback Sam Darnold.

The win keeps the Eagles breathing at 2-3 heading into a Thursday night clash with the defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers on the road.

Hurts finished his day completing 22 of 37 passes for 198 yards with one interception, adding 30 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

As for the rest of the former Sooners in the NFL, here is a recap of how they did in Week 5:

Arizona Cardinals

(17-10 W vs San Francisco)

  • QB Kyler Murray: Completed 22 of 31 passes for 239 yards, 1 touchdown, longest pass 33 yards, 7 rushes for 1 yard
  • DL Jordan Phillips: DNP, IR

Baltimore Ravens

(vs Indianapolis on Monday Night)

  • TE Mark Andrews: 11 receptions on 13 targets for 147 yards, 2 touchdowns, longest receptions 28 yards, played 56 of 73 offensive snaps
  • WR Marquise Brown: 9 receptions on 10 targets for 125 yards, 2 touchdowns, longest reception 43 yards, played 66 of 73 offensive snaps
  • OT Adrian Ealy: DNP (Practice Squad)
  • OG Ben Powers: Received start at left guard, played 69 of 73 offensive snaps

Buffalo Bills

(38-20 W at Kansas City)

  • OT Cody Ford: Saw playing time at guard, played 6 special teams snaps
  • OT Daryl Williams: Received start at right guard, played all 57 offensive snaps, played 6 special teams snaps

Chicago Bears

(20-9 W at Las Vegas)

  • RB Damien Williams: 16 rushes for 64 yards, 1 touchdown, 2 receptions on 3 targets for 20 yards, played 31 of 64 offensive snaps

Cincinnati Bengals

(25-22 L vs Green Bay)

  • LB Jordan Evans: No recorded tackles, played 6 of 64 defensive snaps, 15 special teams snaps
  • RB Joe Mixon: 10 rushes for 33 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 reception on 1 target for 2 yards, played 19 of 67 offensive snaps
  • RB Samaje Perine: 11 rushes for 59 yards, 4 receptions on 5 targets for 24 yards, 1 receiving touchdown, played 41 of 67 offensive snaps, 16 special teams snaps

Cleveland Browns

(47-42 L at LA Chargers)

  • QB Baker Mayfield: Completed 23 of 32 passes for 305 yards, 2 touchdowns, longest pass 71 yards, 2 rushes for 8 yards

Dallas Cowboys

(44-20 W vs NY Giants)

  • WR CeeDee Lamb: 4 receptions on 6 targets for 84 yards, 1 touchdown, longest reception 49 yards, 1 rush for 4 yards, played 65 of 78 offensive snaps, played 3 special teams snaps
  • DT Neville Gallimore: DNP, IR

Detroit Lions

(19-17 L at Minnesota)

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  • CB Parnell Motley: DNP (Practice Squad)
  • K Austin Seibert: 3 for 3 on field goal attempts, longest field goal 52 yards

Kansas City Chiefs

(38-20 L vs Buffalo)

  • TE Blake Bell: 1 reception on 1 target for 4 yards, played 17 of 86 offensive snaps, played 11 special teams snaps
  • OT Orlando Brown: Received start at left tackle, played all 86 offensive snaps, played 4 special teams snaps
  • C Creed Humphrey: Received start at center, played all 86 offensive snaps, played 4 special teams snaps
  • LS James Winchester: Saw playing time as long snapper, played 6 special teams snaps

Las Vegas Raiders

(20-9 L vs Chicago)

  • DT Gerald McCoy: DNP, Out for Season with Injury

Los Angeles Chargers

(47-42 W vs Cleveland)

  • LB Kenneth Murray: DNP, IR

Los Angeles Rams

(26-17 W at Seattle on Thursday Night)

  • OT Bobby Evans: Did not play
  • LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: 1 solo tackle, played 17 of 65 defensive snaps, played 6 special teams snaps

Minnesota Vikings

(19-17 W vs Detroit)

  • WR Dede Westbrook: 3 receptions on 4 targets for 18 yards, 1 punt return for 2 yards, played 14 of 67 offensive snaps, played 4 special teams snaps

New England Patriots

(25-22 W at Houston)

  • DE Ronnie Perkins: DNP, Inactive
  • RB Rhamondre Stevenson: 11 rushes for 23 yards, played 22 of 64 offensive snaps

New Orleans Saints

(33-22 W at Washington)

  • WR Kenny Stills: 2 receptions on 5 targets for 17 yards, 1 rush for 1 yard, played 40 of 56 offensive snaps

New York Giants

(44-20 L at Dallas)

  • WR Sterling Shepard: DNP, Inactive

Philadelphia Eagles

(21-18 W at Carolina)

  • QB Jalen Hurts: Completed 22 of 37 passes for 198 yards, longest pass 53 yards, 1 interception, 9 rushes for 30 yards, 2 rushing touchdowns
  • OT Lane Johnson: DNP, Inactive

Pittsburgh Steelers

(27-19 W vs Denver)

  • DB Tre Norwood: 2 solo tackles, played 22 of 60 defensive snaps, played 12 special teams snaps

San Francisco 49ers

(17-10 L at Arizona)

  • LB Curtis Bolton: DNP (Practice Squad)
  • RB Trey Sermon: 1 rush for 7 yards, played 2 of 65 offensive snaps, played 11 special teams snaps
  • OT Trent Williams: Received start at left tackle, played all 65 offensive snaps, 

Seattle Seahawks

(26-17 L vs LA Rams on Thursday Night)

  • CB Tre Brown: DNP, IR

Tennessee Titans

(37-19 W at Jacksonville)

  • DE Amani Bledsoe: DNP (Practice Squad)

Washington Football Team

(33-22 L vs New Orleans)

  • P Tress Way: 3 punts for 154 yards, longest punt 56 yards, 51.3 yards per punt

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