Oklahoma football: Former Sooners show out yet again in NFL Week 3

Sep 26, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2021; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws a pass during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at FirstEnergy Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Week 3 in the NFL was yet another week where former Oklahoma football Sooners stepped up and stood out for their respective teams.

For several of the former Sooners, Week 3 was not as stellar as their performance the previous week, but they still showed up on Sunday.

Starting with a position group that does not get enough love, the offensive line. The big men up front were the stars of this past weekend and showed how they play the most underappreciated positions in all of football besides kickers and punters.

The Buffalo Bills picked up a 43-21 win against the Washington Football Team with Cody Ford and Daryl Williams playing a large role in the blowout. They both played 71 out of the 79 total offensive snaps, and helped lead the way in pass and run blocking.

As for Washington, their punter, and former Sooner, Tres Way, got plenty of work in this one. Way punted five times for 235 total yards, an average of 47 yards per punt, landing with one inside the 20.

Although the Kansas City Chiefs were unable to pick up the victory against the Los Angeles Chargers, the Chiefs have two former Sooners in starting. Orlando Brown, a recent acquisition, started at left tackle , and rookie Creed Humphrey is the Chiefs starter at center.

They both played all 79 offensive snaps and helped Chiefs’ offense put up 24 points in the loss. Long-snapper James Winchester also plays for Kansas City, and he got his share of the action for special teams.

Offensive lineman Trent Williams, an 11-year NFL veteran, put up some highlight-reel moments in an exhilarating Sunday Night showdown for the San Francisco 49ers against the Green Bay Packers. The superstar left tackle took on all 70 offensive snaps and had an absolute pancake at the end of the first half.

Williams has been a great fit in San Francisco and should see even more success for the rest of his time there as he continues to build a potential Hall of Fame resume.

The Baltimore Ravens are known for having multiple Big 12 alums on their roster, including multiple Sooners.

To stick with the offensive line, Ben Powers started at center and saw 32 offensive snaps in the Ravens’ victory against the Detroit Lions.

Tight end Mark Andrews had a much better statistical performance than in his previous two games. The former Sooner had five catches for 109 yards in Sunday’s action. He also put in his fair share of blocking for Lamar Jackson and crew.

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown also had a solid day with three receptions for 53 yards.

These three Ravens were key in a win that ended with a record-setting 66-yard field goal by former Texas Longhorn Justin Tucker.

It is rare to see Sooners and Longhorns work together, but they did what they had to do to make that magical moment happen for Baltimore.

Monday Night Football saw former Sooner teammates — Dallas Cowboys’ WR CeeDee Lamb and Philadelphia Eagles’ QB Jalen Hurts — match up against each other.

Lamb’s Cowboys got the better of the Eagles in a 41-21 victory, with Lamb hauling in three receptions for 66 yards.

Hurts did not get much help offensively in this game, but was still able to put up 326 yards passing and throw for two touchdowns.

Oklahoma’s two most recent Heisman winners, Kyler Murray and Baker Mayfield both picked up wins for their respective squads on Sunday.

Murray had an easier matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He finished with 316 yards passing on 28 of 34 completions, along with a rushing touchdown. No passing touchdowns for Murray, but still a decent day and the Cardinals were able to pick up the victory.

Mayfield and his Browns hosted the Chicago Bears. The former Sooner star played a key role in leading the Browns to victory, completing 19 of 31 passes for 246 yards and a touchdown.

The Cardinals now sit at 3-0 while the Browns’ win pushed them above .500 with a 2-1 record. Both Mayfield and Murray have great shots at the Playoffs, creating what would be a highly intriguing potential Super Bowl matchup for Sooner fans.