The Cincinnati Bengals weren’t precisely positive in the event that they had been going to have Joe Mixon this week. Seems the additional days off within the aftermath of “Thursday Evening Soccer” helped his trigger.
Mixon went via a Saturday morning exercise and is trending towards taking part in “in some capability” for Sunday’s sport towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers, per NFL Community’s Tom Pelissero. Mixon was unable to apply all week because of an ankle harm suffered within the Week 4 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, however head coach Zac Taylor gave a way of optimism by giving him a questionable harm designation.
Even when Mixon performs, Samaje Perine is anticipated to shoulder the workload. Perine has simply three carries for seven yards in simply 44 snaps. The rationale for Perine’s restricted motion has extra to do with Mixon, who has 83 carries for 353 yards and two touchdowns this 12 months. A two-time 1,000-yard operating again, Mixon missed the ultimate 10 video games of the 2020 season with an undisclosed foot harm, however he has been comparatively wholesome via the primary quarter of this 12 months.
Mixon is third within the league in speeding, averaging 88.3 speeding yards per sport, and hasn’t recorded a fumble in any sport this 12 months. The Bengals are twenty second within the league in speeding, so having Mixon out there could be an enormous increase towards a Inexperienced Bay run protection that enables 4.3 yards per carry (seventeenth within the NFL).
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