#NFLMeanGreen - Week 6 Wrap

Oct. 17, 2016

DENTON - Three of the four former Mean Green players in the National Football league were in action in Week 6, as linebackers Zach Orr (Baltimore Ravens) and Craig Robertson (New Orleans Saints), as well as fullback Jamize Olawale (Oakland Raiders) made impacts for their respective teams Sunday, while running back Lance Dunbar (Dallas Cowboys) missed his second consecutive game due to injury.

Robertson's Saints (2-3) won a key divisional game in a 41-38 thriller at home over the Carolina Panthers (1-5) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Robertson, now the NFL's ninth-leading tackler (53 total stops), led the team yet again in tackles, with 12 (four solo) in the win. The Saints now travel to Kansas City to battle the 3-2 Chiefs at noon CT on Fox.

Orr's Ravens fell for the third straight week, dropping to 3-3 after a 27-23 loss to the New York Giants (3-3) Sunday afternoon on the road. Orr led the Ravens in tackles with a game-high 13 (nine solo), with a fumble recovery for the second consecutive week, which you can see here. Orr is just two tackles behind his former teammate in Denton, and is tied for 12th in the league in tackles with 51. Baltimore remains in New Jersey to take on the New York Jets (1-4) at noon on CBS this coming Sunday.

Olawale started, but did not record any statistics for the Raiders in their 26-10 loss to the Chiefs in a key AFC West divisional matchup. Oakland (4-2) travels to Jacksonville this week to take on the Jaguars (2-3) at noon on CBS.

Dunbar's 5-1 Cowboys knocked off the Green Bay Packers Sunday 30-16 at Lambeau Field and now head into their bye week, which should help the former North Texas tailback in his recovery from left knee soreness that has kept him out of the last two games. 

MeanGreenSports.com will continue to follow the journeys of former Mean Green players in the NFL throughout the course of the regular season with updates every Monday (or Tuesday in the event that any former players are playing on Monday Night Football).


 

 

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