Okies in the NFL, Week 2
Most of the prominent former college and high school stars from Oklahoma did not end up on the winning side in the NFL during Week 2.
One who did was former OU kicker Garrett Hartley, who kicked three field goals, including a 27-yarder as time expired, to lead New Orleans to a 16-14
win over Tampa Bay.
Another one on the winning side was former Heritage Hall star Wes Welker, who caught a 2-yard touchdown pass from Peyton Manning, and had three
catches for 39 yards as Denver beat the New York Giants 41-23.
Former Sooner Adrian Peterson had 26 carries for 100 yards, but did not score a touchdown and Minnesota lost to Chicago, 31-30.
Former OU quarterback Sam Bradford completed 32 of 55 passes for 352 yards and three touchdowns, but had an interception returned for a touchdown,
as Bradford’s Rams lost at Atlanta, 31-24.
Former OSU quarterback Brandon Weeden was 21 of 33 for 227 yards without a touchdown, plus he was sacked five times, as Cleveland lost at
In Kansas City, two former OSU stars accounted for all of the points for the Dallas Cowboys.
Dez Bryant caught a two-yard touchdown pass, finishing with 9 catches for 141 yards.
Dan Bailey kicked three field goals, two of which were beyond 50 yards.
The first, a 51-yarder in the first quarter, tied Bailey’s career long.
He then topped that with a 53-yarder in the fourth quarter, but the Chiefs beat the Cowboys 17-16.