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Sooners in the NFL: Week 6

Former Oklahoma quarterbacks Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield faced off in Cleveland with Murray stealing the show on the way to a big win.

Another Sunday has come and gone with NFL Week 6 in the books just short of Monday night’s collision between the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans.

For Oklahoma fans, a truy special matchup was on the slate that certainly got the attention of many with former Sooners quarterbacks Baker Mayfield and Kyler Murray squaring off in Cleveland.

This marked the second head-to-head collision between the former teammates and Heisman Trophy winners, after Murray bested Mayfield in Arizona during the 2019 season.

This time the two met on Mayfield’s home turf with the Browns needing a win at 3-2 and with the Cardinals looking to remain the league’s only unbeaten team.

Unfortunately for the 2018 No. 1 NFL Draft pick, it was his Oklahoma predecessor who would prevail with Arizona asserting themselves in dominant fashion.

It didn’t take long for the Cardinals to get it going with Murray connecting with Christian Kirk on a 21-yard touchdown toss in the first quarter to quickly make the score 7-0.

Kyler Murray

Kyler Murray

Murray would then find DeAndre Hopkins in the very early stages of the second frame to make the score 14-0 before Arizona tacked on two Matt Prater field goals to suddenly hold a 20-0 lead with 9:29 to play in the first half.

But, Mayfield and the Browns would battle back with Mayfield finding Donovan Peoples-Jones on an 11-yard touchdown toss to slim the lead down to 20-7.

Then, after another Cardinals field goal, Mayfield and Peoples-Jones would link up again on a 57-yard Hail Mary at the halftime buzzer to draw Cleveland ever closer at 23-14 at the break.

But, from there, the Browns offense could never get things going again and Kyler Murray did, well, Kyler Murray things.

He would toss two more touchdown passes before days end, another to Hopkins and one to A.J. Green late in the fourth quarter, to make the game a laugher and a 37-14 Cardinals win.

Murray finished the day a fantastic 20-for-30 through the air for 229 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions.

Mayfield, meanwhile, completed 19 of 28 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns with one interception. It was certainly far from his best day as he still battles back from a shoulder injury that looked to possibly hamper him.

Baker Mayfield

Baker Mayfield

The win keeps Arizona as the NFL’s lone unbeaten team at 6-0 heading back home to host the Houston Texans next Sunday at 3:25 p.m. CT.

Cleveland, meanwhile, is now desperate for a bounce back at 3-3 when they host the Denver Broncos at 7:20 p.m. CT Thursday night.

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

Arizona Cardinals

(37-14 W at Cleveland)

  • QB Kyler Murray: Completed 20 of 30 passes for 229 yards, longest pass 33 yards, 4 touchdowns, 7 rushes for 6 yards
  • DL Jordan Phillips: 2 assisted tackles, played 21 of 59 defensive snaps

Baltimore Ravens

(34-6 W vs LA Chargers)

  • TE Mark Andrews: 5 receptions on 6 targets for 68 yards, longest reception 21 yards, 1 touchdown, played 37 of 69 offensive snaps
  • WR Marquise Brown: 4 receptions on 5 targets for 35 yards, longest reception 20 yards, played 51 of 69 offensive snaps
  • OT Adrian Ealy: DNP (Practice Squad)
  • OG Ben Powers: Received start at left guard, played all 69 offensive snaps

Buffalo Bills

(at Tennessee on Monday Night)

  • OT Cody Ford: Saw playing time at guard, played 5 special teams snaps
  • OT Daryl Williams: Received start at right guard, played all 77 offensive snaps

Chicago Bears

(24-14 L vs Green Bay)

  • RB Damien Williams: DNP (COVID-19 List)

Cincinnati Bengals

(34-11 W at Detroit)

  • LB Jordan Evans: DNP (IR List)
  • RB Joe Mixon: 18 rushes for 94 yards, longest rush 18 yards, 5 receptions on 6 targets for 59 yards, longest reception 40 yards, 1 receiving touchdown, played 45 of 72 offensive snaps
  • RB Samaje Perine: DNP (COVID-19 List)

Cleveland Browns

(47-42 L at LA Chargers)

  • QB Baker Mayfield: Completed 19 of 28 passes for 234 yards, longest pass 57 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 interception, 3 rushes for 8 yards

Dallas Cowboys

(35-29 W at New England)

  • WR CeeDee Lamb: 9 receptions on 11 targets for 149 yards, longest reception 35 yards, 2 touchdowns, 1 rush for 2 yards, played 77 of 89 offensive snaps, 1 special teams snap
  • DT Neville Gallimore: DNP (IR List)

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Detroit Lions

(34-11 L vs Cincinnati)

  • CB Parnell Motley: DNP (Practice Squad)
  • K Austin Seibert: 1 for 1 on field goal attempts

Kansas City Chiefs

(31-13 W at Washington)

  • TE Blake Bell: DNP (Inactive)
  • OT Orlando Brown: Received start at left tackle, played all 82 offensive snaps
  • C Creed Humphrey: Received start at center, played all 82 offensive snaps
  • LS James Winchester: Saw playing time at long snapper, played 7 special teams snaps

Las Vegas Raiders

(34-24 W at Denver)

  • DT Gerald McCoy: DNP (Out for Season with Injury)

Los Angeles Chargers

(34-6 L at Baltimore)

  • LB Kenneth Murray: DNP (IR List)

Los Angeles Rams

(38-11 W at NY Giants)

  • OT Bobby Evans: DNP
  • LB Ogbonnia Okoronkwo: 1 solo tackle, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble, played 32 of 75 defensive snaps, 3 special teams snaps

Minnesota Vikings

(34-28 W at Carolina)

  • WR Dede Westbrook: 2 receptions on 3 targets for 13 yards, longest reception 7 yards, played 12 of 89 offensive snaps, 6 special teams snaps

New England Patriots

(35-29 L vs Dallas)

  • DE Ronnie Perkins: DNP (Inactive)
  • RB Rhamondre Stevenson: 5 rushes for 23 yards, longest rush 11 yards, 1 touchdown, 3 receptions on 3 targets for 39 yards, longest reception 22 yards, played 18 of 54 offensive snaps

New Orleans Saints

(Bye Week)

  • WR Kenny Stills: 

New York Giants

(38-11 L vs LA Rams)

  • WR Sterling Shepard: 10 receptions on 14 targets for 76 yards, longest reception 14 yards, played 68 of 75 offensive snaps

Philadelphia Eagles

(28-22 L vs Tampa Bay on Thursday Night)

  • QB Jalen Hurts: Completed 12 of 26 passes for 115 yards, longest pass 25 yards, 1 touchdown, 1 interception, 10 rushes for 44 yards, 2 rushing touchdowns
  • OT Lane Johnson: DNP (Inactive)

Pittsburgh Steelers

(vs Seattle)

  • DB Tre Norwood: 3 solo tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 1 pass defense, played 15 of 65 defensive snaps, 10 special teams snaps

San Francisco 49ers

(Bye Week)

  • LB Curtis Bolton: 
  • RB Trey Sermon
  • OT Trent Williams

Seattle Seahawks

(at Pittsburgh)

  • CB Tre Brown: 3 solo tackles, played 40 of 75 defensive snaps, 6 special teams snaps

Tennessee Titans

(vs Buffalo on Monday Night)

  • DE Amani Bledsoe: 1 pass deflection, played 14 of 77 defensive snaps, played 7 special teams snaps

Washington Football Team

(31-13 L vs Kansas City)

  • P Tress Way: 4 punts for 232 yards, 58 yards per punt, longest punt 66 yards, 2 punts inside the 20-yard line

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