#NFLMeanGreen - Week 8 In Review
Olawale's Career-Long Reception Helps Lift Raiders To 6-2
DENTON - Two of the four former Mean Green players in the National Football league were in action in Week 8, as linebacker Craig Robertson (New Orleans Saints), and fullback Jamize Olawale (Oakland Raiders) each helped their teams to big wins. Running back Lance Dunbar (Dallas Cowboys) did not play in the Cowboys' Sunday night win over the Eagles and linebacker Zach Orr (Baltimore Ravens) had a bye week.
Olawale made an impact in the passing game for the Raiders in their 30-24 overtime win at Tampa Bay to improve to 6-2 on the season. Olawale caught two passes for 69 yards, including this 68-yarder, which is the longest reception of Olawale's NFL career. The wheel route to Olawale was also the longest pass play of the season for the Raiders. Oakland returns home to host their AFC West rival Denver Broncos (6-2) on Sunday Night Football at 7:30 p.m. on NBC.
Robertson's Saints (3-4) picked up a much-needed 25-20 win over the Seattle Seahawks (4-2-1) at home. Robertson, who remained the NFL's ninth-leading tackler (68 total stops), posted eight tackles Sunday (five solo) in the victory. The Saints now travel to the Bay Area to take on the 1-6 San Francisco 49ers Sunday at 3:05 p.m. CT on Fox at Levi's Stadium.
Dunbar sat out for the third straight game with left knee soreness, as the Cowboys knocked off the Philadelphia Eagles in overtime, 29-23. Dallas now travels to Cleveland to face the winless Browns (0-8) at noon on Fox.
After the Ravens' (3-4) bye week, Orr is now 14th in the league in tackles with 63. Baltimore is looking to stop a four-game skid and prepares to host the Pittsburgh Steelers (4-3) in a big AFC North clash on CBS at noon.
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