Cincinnati Bengals News: RB Joe Mixon Named Week 12 AFC Offensive Player of the Week

Joe Mixon with the Cincinnati Bengals in 2019. By Erik Drost, CC BY 2.0, https
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Dec 01, 2021

Bengals HB Joe Mixon was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for Week 12 for his performance in the team’s 41-10 win on Sunday over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mixon on Sunday rushed for a career-high 165 yards, the most-ever by a Bengal against the Steelers. He also scored two TDs against Pittsburgh, and now enters this Sunday’s game vs. the L.A. Chargers with multiple TDs in four straight games, the longest streak in team history and the longest active streak in the NFL. He also has least one TD in eight straight games, tied for the third-longest streak in team history.

This is Mixon’s second career AFC Player of the Week award, and the fifth for the Bengals this season. QB Joe Burrow (Week 4, offense), WR Ja’Marr Chase (Week 7, offense) and K Evan McPherson (Weeks 1 and 11, special teams) were the other winners. Chase also won NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month for September.


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