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  Bengals | Joe Mixon cracks the century mark    Sun Nov 10, 04:28 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 30 times for a season-high 114 yards in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens while adding two receptions for 37 yards on three targets.

Footballguys view: Mixon gave everything he had even though a good amount of his carries came when the game was out of hand. He was effective early and would be a much more valuable fantasy commodity in even an average offense. He'll be a solid RB2 play against Oakland next week.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon totals 77 yards, score    Sun Oct 27, 05:36 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 17 times for 66 yards in Week 8 against the Los Angeles Rams in London and he added four grabs for 11 yards and a score on four targets.

Footballguys view: Mixon ran well early in this one and caught a short touchdown, but this is about the best result you can hope for from him in any given week of this lost season.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon bottled up in home loss    Sun Oct 20, 05:40 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon ran 10 times for just two yards in Week 7 against the Jacksonville Jaguars while adding a two-yard touchdown on his only reception.

Footballguys view: Mixon and the Bengals running game is flatlining. A receiving touchdown salvaged something, but he is just a what the heck flex against the Rams next week.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon mostly stuck in neutral    Sun Oct 13, 06:15 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed eight times for 10 yards in Week 6 against the Baltimore Ravens while adding two receptions for 29 yards on three targets.

Footballguys view: Mixon has been scratching out viable fantasy stat lines despite the decline of the Bengals offense, especially the offensive line. His fantasy teams will be uncertain about whether to start him next week against Jacksonville.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon flirts with triple digits    Sun Oct 6, 04:41 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 19 times for 93 yards in Week 5 against the Arizona Cardinals while adding a 16-yard reception on his only target.

Footballguys view: Mixon didn't have trouble getting consistent gains against the Cardinals run defense, but it wasn't a good day for the Bengals offense until they fell behind 23-9 and Mixon wasn't a big part of comeback. He'll be a low ceiling RB2 against the Ravens next week.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon mostly bottled up on MNF    Tue Oct 1, 12:10 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 15 times for 62 yards in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers while registering four catches for just one yard.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon catches TD    Sun Sep 22, 09:02 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 15 times for 61 yards and caught two passes for 34 yards and a touchdown in a 21-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon held in check again    Mon Sep 16, 12:34 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) ran for 17 yards on 11 carries and added 10 yards on three catches in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon will play in Week 2    Sun Sep 15, 12:10 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is officially active for the team's Week 2 game.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon expected to play in Week 2    Sun Sep 15, 08:33 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) plans to play in Week 2's game against the San Francisco 49ers but wants to test out the injury in pregame warmups to be sure, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Mixon probably won't get a full workload and the Bengals running game wasn't very good last week. He's only a flex play or low RB2.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati's Week 2 injury report    Fri Sep 13, 04:27 PM

Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (ankle) and OT Cordy Glenn (concussion) were unable to practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers. RB Joe Mixon (ankle) was upgraded to a limited practice Friday, Sept. 13, and is listed as questionable. S Clayton Fejedelem (ankle) and RB Trayveon Williams (ankle) were limited in practice all week and are also listed as questionable. TE Tyler Eifert, S Jessie Bates (wrist) and WR Auden Tate (knee) fully participated in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon lands questionable tag    Fri Sep 13, 01:36 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) on Friday, Sept. 13, was listed as questionable for the team's Week 2 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Footballguys view: Mixon is an RB2 play if he can go on Sunday although the team could lower his workload. The Bucs running game got on track vs. San Francisco, although the Bengals line didn't open many holes for Mixon vs. Seattle. Mixon was the feature back for the Bengals before getting hurt, but they could use more Gio Bernard this week.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon returns to practice    Fri Sep 13, 10:51 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Sept. 13.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon remains out    Thu Sep 12, 02:14 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) missed a second straight day of practice Thursday, Sept. 12, as he deals with an ankle injury suffered in Week 1.

Footballguys view: Mixon may not go this week, and even if he does, he may not be at full speed. If he's out, then Giovani Bernard becomes a solid RB2, and even if Mixon is in, Bernard deserves some flex consideration vs. the 49ers after the Bucs running game got on track against them in the opener.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon missing practice    Wed Sep 11, 02:35 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Footballguys view: Mixon is listed as day-to-day with this ankle injury. We should see him limited in practice, so make sure he's practicing ...even if he's limited... on Friday.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon day-to-day with ankle sprain    Mon Sep 9, 02:59 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) was diagnosed with an ankle sprain after an MRI came back 'all good,' according to a source. The team is reportedly optimistic there will not be an extended absence, and he may even have a shot to play in Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero.

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  Bengals | Ankle sidelines Joe Mixon     Sun Sep 8, 10:58 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (ankle) exited against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1 with a left ankle injury and did not return.

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  Bengals | Cincy to rest top two RBs    Thu Aug 8, 07:30 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RBs Joe Mixon and Giovani Bernard will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 10.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon primed for huge season    Sun Jul 21, 02:47 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon is expected to have a breakout season is new coach Zac Taylor's outside-zone running scheme, in the opinion of Evan McPhillips of Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: The Bengals did suffer a blow on the offensive line when they lost first-round pick Jonah Williams, but overall the new offense should help Mixon, and he could be a more dangerous downfield receiver if he is used the way Todd Gurley was in Los Angeles while Taylor was on the staff. Mixon is worth consideration in the late first.

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  Bengals | More carries for Giovani Bernard?    Fri Jun 21, 09:31 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Giovani Bernard has spent time with the first-team offense during spring practices, and head coach Zac Taylor said he hopes to spread out carries more this year to keep RB Joe Mixon fresh for late in the season.

Footballguys view: Bernard is still a top backup/handcuff, and he could earn enough extra touches to be a better emergency play, but this isn't going to become a committee. Mixon may lose some touches at the margin, but increasing efficiency in a new look offense with an improved offensive line should make up for that and give Mixon a higher weekly and season-long ceiling.

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  Bengals | Big runs common for Joe Mixon     Sun Apr 7, 11:23 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished second in the NFL with 23 runs of 15 or more yards in 2018, according to Pro Football Focus.

Footballguys view: The Bengals offensive line did a good job of opening holes for Mixon. He was third in the league in 2018 with 722 rushing yards before contact. Mixon was a RB1 for Fantasy GMs last season and should post similar numbers in 2019.

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  Bengals | Preserving Joe Mixon a priority    Tue Mar 26, 12:17 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will need to be kept fresh and healthy for later in the season, and that likely will entail some early-season rest and platoon work, new head coach Zac Taylor said Tuesday, March 25, at the NFL owners' meetings. Taylor's experience on the Los Angeles Rams' staff last season and seeing lead back Todd Gurley wear down late could be instructive for Taylor's handling of Mixon, according to one NFL beat reporter.

Footballguys view: That's cool and all, but Mixon is a runner who thrives on touches. They will monitor his touches but it's not like they'd be any better taking touches away from Mixon if they can help it. He needs to be the centerpiece of their offense in 2019.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon planning for a lot of carries    Mon Feb 25, 09:45 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon said he wants to be in the best shape of his career because he believes he can handle 400 carries in 2019 if needed. 'I'm trying to be in the best shape to be able to handle that load because it's not easy. I know I could do it,' said Mixon. 'You always have to expect it. Even if it doesn't happen, you have to always expect it. And I always try to do whatever I can to maximize my ability. I feel like with what I can do, I should be able to do that easily.'

Footballguys view: Mixon had a solid year for the Bengals in 2018. He rushed the ball 237 times for 1,168 yards on the ground. Mixon could get closer to 300 carries this season under new head coach Zac Taylor. He's an RB1 for Fantasy GMs in all formats.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon bringing consistency    Sat Jan 19, 10:16 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon finished fourth in the NFL with 1,168 rushing yards in 2018, running for at least 50 yards in 13 of his 14 games and topping 80 rushing yards nine times.

Footballguys view: Mixon's consistency makes him a safe RB1 for Fantasy GMs. In 2018, Mixon ranked 9th in the league with an average of 3.05 yards before contact. Mixon is able to take advantage of that space and turn it into positive yards. The Bengals offense may look a little different in 2019 but Mixon should remain the centerpiece of what they do on the ground.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon tops the century mark    Mon Dec 31, 12:09 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon ran 13 times for 105 yards and caught his only target for two yards in Week 17 versus the Pittsburgh Steelers.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon rushes for 68 yards    Sun Dec 23, 04:09 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 68 yards on 17 carries against the Cleveland Browns in Week 16. He also caught two passes for 10 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Mixon couldn't do it all himself in this one. He had one long run but otherwise wasn't able to get going against the Browns. He'll be a low ceiling RB2 at Pittsburgh next week.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati's injury report for Week 16    Fri Dec 21, 01:34 PM

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee), LB Jordan Evans (ankle) and CB Tony McRae (hamstring) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 16 against the Cleveland Browns. LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion) returned to a full practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is listed as questionable. OT Cordy Glenn (back), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle), RB Joe Mixon (wrist, thigh), OG Alex Redmond (illness), WR John Ross (knee) and CB KeiVarae Russell (finger) were full participants in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

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  Bengals | Green light for Joe Mixon    Fri Dec 21, 12:40 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (thigh, wrist) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 21, and is not listed on the team's Week 16 injury report.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon limited again    Thu Dec 20, 02:18 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (thigh, wrist) was limited during practice Thursday, Dec. 20.

Footballguys view: Mixon is going to get the ball more than ever this week. At least that's the way it's shaping up. The team is down Tyler Boyd at the WR position, and they lost A.J. Green some time ago. Mixon is a low-end RB1 with upside for Fantasy GMs just based off the number of touches he should get against the Browns on Sunday.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon limited by wrist issue    Wed Dec 19, 04:21 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (wrist) was listed as a limited participant in practice Wednesday, Dec. 19 due to a wrist ailment.

Footballguys view: They're just giving Mixon a bit of rest here. Most likely without WR Tyler Boyd in the latest injury to an offensive starter, the Bengals should lead on Mixon more than ever. We've got him as a volume based RB2 with upside against the Browns in Week 16.

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  Bengals | Wednesday's practice report for Cincinnati    Wed Dec 19, 04:08 PM

Cincinnati Bengals WR Tyler Boyd (knee), LB Jordan Evans (ankle), LB Malik Jefferson (toe), CB Tony McRae (hamstring) and OG Alex Redmond (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Dec. 19. LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion), OT Cordy Glenn (back), RB Joe Mixon (wrist) and WR John Ross (knee) were limited in practice, while CB KeiVarae Russell (finger) practiced in full.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon runs for 129 yards, two TDs    Sun Dec 16, 07:43 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 27 times for a career-high 129 yards and a pair of touchdowns in Week 15 against the Oakland Raiders and he had a pair of grabs for just one yard on four targets.

Footballguys view: Mixon was all the offense the Bengals needed in this one. If the offense settles down around him next year, he could be a top five fantasy back and he's a candidate to go in the first round. He'll be a strong RB1 play against the Browns next week.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon strong in loss    Sun Dec 9, 09:20 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 26 times for 111 yards and a touchdown and caught five passes for 27 yards in a 26-21 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 14.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon not on injury report    Fri Dec 7, 07:29 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) fully participated in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is not on the injury report for Week 14.

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  Bengals | Cincinnati's injury report for Week 14    Fri Dec 7, 04:22 PM

Cincinnati Bengals LB Vontaze Burfict (concussion), OT Cordy Glenn (back), CB Dre Kirkpatrick (ankle) and CB Tony McRae (concussion) did not practice all week and have been ruled out for Week 14 versus the Los Angeles Chargers. WR Joshua Malone (hamstring) was upgraded to a full practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is listed as questionable. DE Carlos Dunlap (hip), DE Michael Johnson (pectoral) and RB Joe Mixon (foot) fully participated in practice Friday and have been removed from the injury report.

Footballguys view: The offensive line will have a big hole with Glenn out and they are facing the Chargers ultra-talented pair of defensive ends this week. The rushing matchup against the Bengals remains very good with Burfict on the sidelines.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon looking good to go    Fri Dec 7, 01:35 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) looked good in practice Friday, Dec. 7, and is expected to play in Week 14.

Footballguys view: Mixon is a low ceiling RB2 this week against the Chargers with the Jeff Driskel Bengals offering much less in terms of sustained drives and points than the Andy Dalton Bengals.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon officially limited    Thu Dec 6, 03:09 PM

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) was limited in practice Thursday, Dec. 6.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon practices Thursday    Thu Dec 6, 01:26 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) participated in practice for a second straight day Thursday, Dec. 6. He was limited the previous day with a foot injury.

Footballguys view: Mixon is still a safe RB2 this week, but his ceiling is a lot lower in the Jeff Driskel offense than the Andy Dalton offense.

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  Bengals | Limited practice for Joe Mixon    Wed Dec 5, 03:40 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Dec. 5.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon just misses 100 total yards    Sun Dec 2, 06:01 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon racked up 12 carries for 82 yards in Week 13 against the Denver Broncos and he added two grabs for 13 yards.

Footballguys view: Mixon still has the look of one of the next big things at running back, but his offense isn't supporting big games for him. He'll be a low ceiling RB2 against the Chargers next week.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon totals 155 scrimmage yards    Sun Nov 25, 06:36 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 14 times for 89 yards in the Week 12 game against the Cleveland Browns with seven grabs for 66 yards on seven targets.

Footballguys view: Mixon looked like one of the best all-around backs in the league today even though the Bengals offense didn't give him the touchdown opportunities that other top backs got today. He'll remain a strong RB at worst against the Broncos next week.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon frustrated     Fri Nov 23, 10:17 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon said he is tired of playing 'not to lose' and tired of playing scared. 'We just got to go out there, and we got to go win,' Mixon said.

Footballguys view: The Bengals are playing the Browns at home on Sunday. Mixon should perform like a RB1 with upside for Fantasy GMs in Week 12.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon finds end zone    Sun Nov 18, 05:48 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed for 14 yards and one touchdown on 12 carries against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 11. He also caught three passes for 38 yards during the game.

Footballguys view: Mixon got an early score or otherwise would have been a bust today. The Ravens are still a tough run defense and the Bengals are going to have trouble getting Mixon going while AJ Green is out. That's the key to determining whether to play him against the Browns next week.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon looks ready for Week 11    Fri Nov 16, 12:13 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) was seen fully participating in the team's walkthrough Friday, Nov. 16, and 'looks like all systems go' for Week 11, according to a beat reporter.

Footballguys view: Mixon is more RB2 than RB1 on the road at Baltimore in an offense that is missing its best weapon. This makes Giovani Bernard a less essential handcuff with Mixon off of the injury report.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon limited Thursday    Thu Nov 15, 02:06 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Nov. 15, because of a knee injury.

Footballguys view: Chances are you don't have two backs better than Mixon on your roster, but if you were debating whether to play him in a close call this week, the knee issue could be the tiebreaker assuming he doesn't get in a full practice and remains on the injury report on game day.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon totals 85 scrimmage yards    Sun Nov 11, 04:48 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 11 times for 61 yards in the Week 10 game against the New Orleans Saints and he added 24 yards on two receptions.

Footballguys view: Mixon played well on his limited touches, but this game got away from the Bengals very quickly and he wasn't used much in the second half. His value is on the decline with the rest of this offense heading into a matchup at Baltimore.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon runs for 123 yards, two TDs    Sun Oct 28, 07:39 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 21 times for a career-high 123 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 8 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and he added three grabs for 15 yards.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon held to 51 total yards    Mon Oct 22, 01:08 AM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon ran 13 times for 50 yards in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs. He added three catches for one yard.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon runs for 64 yards, TD    Sun Oct 14, 05:42 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon rushed 11 times for 64 yards and a touchdown in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and he added four grabs for 20 yards on seven targets.

Footballguys view: Mixon didn't get a chance to get in a groove in the running game, but he was able to score the go ahead touchdown to salvage his week. He'll have a high ceiling against the Chiefs next week.

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  Bengals | Joe Mixon to lead Cincy backfield    Sun Oct 14, 12:16 PM

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon will serve as the team's main back with RB Giovani Bernard (knee) inactive and out for the Week 6 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, Oct. 14.

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