#NFLMeanGreen - Week 11 Roundup
Jamize Olawale Continued His Strong 2016 Campaign With A Big Monday Night Showing
DENTON - All four former Mean Green players in the National Football League were in action in Week 11, as fullback Jamize Olawale (Oakland Raiders), linebackers Zach Orr (Baltimore Ravens) Craig Robertson (New Orleans Saints), and running back Lance Dunbar (Dallas Cowboys) each saw playing time this week for their respective teams.
Olawale helped his Raiders to a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans on Monday Night Football from Mexico City to improve to 8-2. Olawale caught three passes for 90 yards and a touchdown, while also carrying twice, as he continues his strong season for Oakland. Here is a look at Olawale's 75-yard touchdown catch that tied the game at 20-20 early in the fourth quarter. Oakland now hosts the 4-6 Carolina Panthers at 3:25 pm CT on CBS.
Dunbar caught two passes for 14 yards and carried once more for a two-yard gain for the 9-1 Cowboys, as Dallas defeated Orr's Baltimore Ravens (5-5) at home, 27-17 last Sunday. Dallas hosts the Washington Redskins (6-3-1) for their annual Thanksgiving game in Dallas, Thursday at 3:30 p.m. on Fox, as the Cowboys look to take a stranglehold on the NFC East with their NFL-best 10th straight win.
Robertson's Saints fell 23-20 on the road at Carolina last Thursday, which dealt the Saints a blow to their playoff hopes, dropping to 4-6 on the season. Robertson, recorded nine total tackles (three solo). He remains in the top 10 in the NFL in tackles, at seventh with 90 on the season. The Saints now return home to host the 4-6 Los Angeles Rams at noon on Fox in what appears to be a must-win scenario in the Big Easy.
The Ravens fell back to .500 with the loss in Dallas. Orr led the Ravens in tackles with 11 (eight solo) and along with Robertson, is in the top 10 in the league in that category (10th) with 88. Baltimore returns home to host the 3-6-1 Cincinnati Bengals on CBS at noon.
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).