#NFLMeanGreen - Week 12 In Review
All Four Former Mean Green Players Helped Their Teams To Victories In Week 12
DENTON - All four former Mean Green players in the National Football League were in action in Week 12 helping each of their respective teams to victory as linebackers Zach Orr (Baltimore Ravens) and Craig Robertson (New Orleans Saints), as well as fullback Jamize Olawale (Oakland Raiders) and running back Lance Dunbar (Dallas Cowboys) all contributed on the field.
The Ravens moved above .500, reaching 6-5 after a 19-14 win at home over the Cincinnati Bengals (3-7-1). Orr once again led the Ravens in tackles with 11 (six solo) and maintained his spot in the top 10 in the league in that category (eighth) with 99. Baltimore remains at home to host the 7-4 Miami Dolphins on CBS at noon in a key matchup that could determine playoff positioning in the AFC.
Robertson's Saints picked up a much-needed win, dominating the Los Angeles Rams 49-21 in New Orleans to improve to 5-6, staying in the playoff hunt. Robertson, recorded six total tackles (three solo) and remains in the top 10 in the NFL in tackles alongside former teammate Orr, in 10th with 96 on the season. The Saints now remain at home to host the 7-4 Detroit Lions at noon on Fox as they look to keep their postseason hopes alive.
Olawale caught one pass for eight yards for the Oakland Raiders as they maintained their position atop the incredibly competitive AFC West with a 35-32 win over Carolina at home. Oakland now hosts the 6-5 Buffalo Bills at 3:05 pm CT on CBS.
Dunbar caught a pass on Thanksgiving for the now 10-1 Cowboys, as Dallas outlasted the Washington Redskins (6-4-1) at home, 31-26. Dallas hits the road for the first of their final five regular season games to take on the Minnesota Vikings (6-5) on NFL's Thursday Night Football at 7:25 p.m. on NFL Network. Dallas looks to extend its franchise-best winning streak to 11 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).