Joe Mixon: We have everything we need to get in the playoffs

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The Bengals went into Sunday’s game against the Raiders with a two-game losing streak that had dropped them several rungs in the jockeying for playoff position in the AFC, but their spot in the standings looks better on Monday.

Cincinnati rattled off 16 points in the fourth quarter of a 32-13 win that moved them to 6-4 on the season. Running back Joe Mixon produced six of those points with his second touchdown of the afternoon and he posted 123 rushing yards on 30 carries to power the offense in the win.

After the game was over, Mixon said he welcomes the heavy workload as part of a team he believes has all it needs to advance to the postseason.

“The weather turns and to be real, man, with the history of me being in Cincinnati, usually November and December become them games where they lean on me,” Mixon said, via the team’s website. “And I’ve been really doing big things and finishing very strong. I’m ready for it. I’m ready for whatever for whatever they throw me. I know sometimes, it might be more of the run. Sometimes, more of the pass. But I definitely look forward to playing November, December, because like I said, we have everything and every team that we need to get in the playoffs.”

The Bengals’ schedule is loaded with AFC teams vying for playoff spots, so they’ll get the chance to prove their worth on the field over the rest of the regular season.

5 responses to “Joe Mixon: We have everything we need to get in the playoffs

  1. Workhorse baby!
    I feel bad for those DBs that have to tackle Mixon when he’s going full speed towards them.

  2. I think the Bengals will win the AFC North.I also think there’s only 3 QBs I’d start a new team with and the Bengals have one of them with Mahomes & Herbert the other 2.

  3. IF THE NFL WANTS TO DO FANS A FAVOR – INVOKE THE TWELVE DAY FLEX RULE TODAY, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23 – and flex OUT 49ers at Seahawks from Sunday night December 5 – and flex IN Chargers at Bengals, Herbert vs. Burrow.

    I think 49ers at Seahawks will be flexed out anyway – but the NFL looks at TV markets and ratings – (except for week 18 when they invoke the 6 day rule). So the league might favor divisional rivals Ravens at Steelers instead because both have larger fan bases and that game already has a 4:25 ET start on CBS. The league could ask CBS to move Chargers at Bengals to 4:25 ET but I’d prefer Chargers at Bengals be flexed into the Sunday night slot to give fans a good look at two of the four QBs who were picked in the first round of the 2020 draft – Burrow #1 and Herbert #6.

  4. oscarxray says:
    November 22, 2021 at 8:46 am
    I think the Bengals will win the AFC North.I also think there’s only 3 QBs I’d start a new team with and the Bengals have one of them with Mahomes & Herbert the other 2.
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    I hear what you’re saying but keep watching. By the end of the year Burrow could be number one on your list, and #1 on everyone else’s list, too. But yeah, he’s definitely in the top three right now. He even had an injury and didn’t get to finish his rookie season, and he’s still not 100% healthy. The secret will be out soon.

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