#NFLMeanGreen - Week 9 Roundup
All Four Former Mean Green Players Saw Action In Wins
DENTON - For the first week in some time, all four former Mean Green players in the National Football League were in action in Week 9, as linebackers Zach Orr (Baltimore Ravens) Craig Robertson (New Orleans Saints), fullback Jamize Olawale (Oakland Raiders) and running back Lance Dunbar (Dallas Cowboys) each saw their teams come out victorious.
The Ravens improved to 4-4 with a big home win over divisional foe Pittsburgh, 21-14. Orr recorded a team-high 10 tackles (eight solo) and is now tied for seventh in the league in that category with 73. Baltimore hosts the winless Cleveland Browns (0-9) on NFL Network at 7:25 p.m. CT on Thursday Night Football, as the Ravens look to get back above .500.
Olawale made a tremendous impact in the running game that saw the Raiders rush for over 200 yards in a 30-20 win at home over the Denver Broncos to improve to 7-2 on Sunday Night Football. Olawale was key in all three one-yard rushing touchdowns for Latavius Murray, with Olawale getting great lead blocks on all three occasions, which can be seen here, here and here. Olawale also carried once for four yards in the win. Oakland heads into its bye week having won three straight.
Robertson's Saints improved to 4-4 and picked up their second straight win, with a 41-23 win at struggling San Francisco. Robertson, intercepted his first pass of the year, reading 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick perfectly late in the first quarter, which you can see here. He also added five tackles Sunday and like Orr, is in the top 10 in the NFL in tackles, tying for ninth with 72. The Saints now host the 6-3 Denver Broncos at noon p.m. on CBS.
Dunbar returned to action for the 7-1 Cowboys after missing the last three games with left knee soreness, as Dallas defeated Cleveland on the road, 35-10. Dunbar did not record any stats on Sunday. Dallas remain on the road this coming week, as the Cowboys take on the 4-4 Pittsburgh Steelers at 3:25 p.m. on Fox.
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).