Oklahoma football: Former Sooners put up numbers in NFL Week 5

Former Oklahoma football stars put up plenty of offensive numbers in the fifth week of NFL action.

As usual with Oklahoma, it is important to start with the quarterbacks. The big three of Baker Mayfield, Jalen Hurts, and Kyler Murray all had great performances for their respective teams this past weekend.

Mayfield was the only one of the three former Sooner quarterback who took a loss this week, but he still was able to put up numbers. He completed his day with a 23 of 32 completion rate with 305 yards and two touchdowns.

Unfortunately for him and his Browns, Justin Herbert and the Chargers were a small step above Cleveland that day in a 47-42 defeat of the Browns.

Oct 10, 2021; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray (1) warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chris Coduto-USA TODAY Sports

Kyler Murray and his Arizona Cardinals were able to pick up a win against a scrappy Sab Francisco 49ers squad.

It was a bit of a step back in terms of statistics but Murray was still credited with 239 passing yards and a touchdown in the victory.

The former Heisman winner has now led the Cardinals to a 5-0 record, leaving them as the only 5-0 team left in the NFL.

Jalen Hurts led the Philadelphia Eagles to a miraculous comeback victory against the Carolina Panthers in quite improbable fashion.

In the second half, the Eagles were down by 12 points, but a sloppy offensive showing by Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold allowed Philadelphia to climb back.

Hurts punched it in twice on the ground, and those two touchdowns ended up being the ones that put the Eagles on top.

Philadelphia picked up a tough and gritty win behind its former Heisman runner-up quarterback, and those are the type of wins an NFC East team expects to grind out.

Monday Night Football proved to be a big showcase for former Sooners as well, specifically those who play for the Baltimore Ravens.

Baltimore made a comeback of its own through the spectacular play of quarterback Lamar Jackson, who was mostly throwing to former Sooners on the way to victory.

Tight end Mark Andrews proved that he is still one of the best at his position, catching 11 passes for 147 yards and two touchdowns.

Andrews has been one of Jackson’s favorite targets through both of their careers, and their chemistry is really showing up this season.

Marquise “Hollywood” Brown also had himself a night, catching nine passes for 125 yards with two touchdowns of his own.

Brown also caught the game-winning touchdown for the Ravens, completing a special and historic night for the Sooner duo.