PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Bengals running back Joe Mixon did not play in the second quarter of Cincinnati’s 37-30 victory against Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday because of concussion.
Mixon’s final action occurred around the 8-minute mark in the second quarter. Steelers cornerback Levi Wallace tackled Mixon following the 7-yard run. The running back in sixth grade was examined for a concussion before being was declared out for the rest time.
Mixon was a seven-time rushing champion who plays for 20 yards before the time he was taken off following his best game in his professional career. The week 9 game with the Carolina Panthers, Mixon had an impressive 211 total yards from the the scrimmage, with five scores. He set the franchise record with Cincinnati’s 42-21 win.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor didn’t provide any information on Mixon during his postgame press conference.
Without Mixon and wide receiver Ja’Marr C Chase, Cincinnati (6-4) did not have the star wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase and was successful in overcoming a minor halftime deficit to secure its fourth victory in five games. Running back backup Samaje Perine had three receiving touchdowns on Sunday, which is the highest number ever recorded by an Bengals player at this position.
“We got great players,” Taylor told me about the other running backs on the team. “And those guys understand what the standard is and they live up to it every single week. They put in the work consistently, which is just great for me to see as a coach.”
Perine had four catches for 52 yards, and three touchdowns. He also ran 11 times with 30 yards.
Perine who was a player alongside Mixon at Oklahoma and Oklahoma, told me he happen to have been in the ideal place while the quarterback Joe Burrow made his progression on the Bengals scoring plays.
“I’m the checkdown and fortunate to have some space when he checks down to make something happen,” Perine stated. “Other than that, I’m just the next guy up.”