Mayfield’s prolific productivity and playmaking abilities appear to have more than translated to the next level already, haters be damned. Steering the Browns into playoff contention before a Week 16 home matchup against his old buddy Hue Jackson and the Bengals, the former OU signal caller’s numbers sit amongst exclusive NFL company.
Baker Mayfield has 21 TD passes, 5 shy of NFL rookie record shared by Peyton Manning (1998) and Russell Wilson (2012).#Browns
— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) December 16, 2018
After the game, our guy dropped by the NFL Network desk to talk football with Hall of Famer Terrell Davis and company.
While it’s possibly still a bit early to reach for such hyperbole, it’s sure starting to look like Baker the Touchdown Maker has, in fact, taken over as the man in Cleveland after LeBron James took his talents to Los Angeles this past summer.
Damien Williams also made his mark in primetime, scoring twice in his first start in Kansas City. The game would end in wild fashion, with the Chargers converting a late two-point conversion on the last play of regulation to defeat the Chiefs 29-28 in a Thursday night classic. But Williams was a standout in his starting debut, finishing with 49 yards and two rushing scores on 10 carries and adding 74 receiving yards on six receptions.
With a skill set seemingly tailor-made for Andy Reid’s offense, Damien is carving out a nice role as the Chiefs’ new go-to back with each touch and opportunity.
Damien Williams turned in a career-best performance with a 123 scrimmage yards and two TDs against the Chargers, completing a bounce back from offseason shoulder surgery and giving Chiefs some faith in their run game despite turnover, injuries. https://t.co/TxSWYciWX4
— Matt Derrick (@mattderrick) December 14, 2018
Adrian Peterson ran for 51 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards in Washington’s 16-13 win over the Jags. Following the win, AD shared a moment of wisdom and solidarity with fellow Sooner Dede Westbrook. There’s only ONE Oklahoma.
Speaking of Dede Westbrook, the second-year speedster caught three passes for 21 yards on the other side for Jacksonville, and absolutely dazzled on this picture-perfect, textbook punt return before halftime that gave the Jaguars heading into the intermission.
The wall built by his teammates for Westbrook on the return was executed to perfection, allowing the 2016 Biletnikoff winner to give fans a glimpse of his jaw-dropping, sprinter speed on his breathtaking jaunt to the end zone. Westbrook finished with 84 punt return yards, while teammate Blake Bell added one catch for six yards on the afternoon.
Currently seventh in the league in rushing, Mixon’s presence in Cincy continues to grow with each game. Here’s a look at all of Joe’s big plays from Week 15.
Tony Jefferson was back from injury after a two-week absence and recorded two solo tackles in the Ravens win. Led by rookie Lamar Jackson at the helm, Baltimore has won four of their last five games — their only loss being an overtime road defeat in Kansas City — and currently sit at sixth in the AFC playoff race at 8-6 overall.
These Oklahoma Sooners also saw action for their respective teams this weekend:
The following Sooners were inactive or did not play in Week 15:
Jeff Badet (WR – Vikings, practice squad), Emmanuel Beal (LB – Seahawks, IR), Tony Jefferson (S – Ravens), Stacy McGee (DT – Washington, PUP), Ogbonnia Okoronkwo (LB –Rams, Bye Week), Steven Parker (S – Rams, practice squad), Samaje Perine (RB – Washington), Ahmad Thomas (LB – Colts, promoted to 53-man roster this past week), Daryl Williams (OT – Panthers, IR)