The Bengals can be sure to rejoice, as their match victory of 42-21 against the Carolina Panthers, this Sunday, 6th November will be remembered for some time to come. Joe Mixon made NFL history on this day as in Week 9 he broke a franchise record with 200 yards and 5 touchdowns and has become the 6th player in the Super Bowl era to do it in a single game. He scored 5 times, with a 14-yard touchdown in the 3rd quarter setting the record. These marks were previously held by players, Larry Kinnebrew (1984), Corey Dillon (1997), and Marvin Jones Jr. (2013). Mixon completed it just a single touchdown short of the all-time NFL record for most touchdowns by a single non-quarterback in a match.
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon has scored much more points than a lot of the other teams in the early beginnings of Week 9. He was able to do 153 yards on 22 carries as well as 58 receiving yards on 4 catches. His separate scores include 4 on the ground and 1 through the air which came in around sometime during the first 3 quarters of Sunday’s victory. All in all, he was able to score 211 combined yards and 26 total touches. Following the match, Mixon has 8 scores during the 2022 season and is also now heading towards his 4th career 1,000 Yard rushing campaign.
Mixon’s performance this time can easily account for 34 per cent of his 2022 season points. Mixon stated that by the time of his 2nd or 3rd carry of the game, he instinctively realized that it was going to be a match where the rushing attack was going to be emphasized. He went on to state that he was very excited to come and pull through for his teammates and that it was long overdue.
The gameplay of Bengals vs Panthers
The Bengals early on put Mixon against the Panthers and that worked out quite well for them. Mixon was able to score quickly during the 1st quarter and then Cincinnati was able to take advantage of Carolina’s offensive woes to give Mixon 4 more touchdowns in the 2nd quarter, including Mixon’s lone receiving score. He was able to finish off his scoring day with a 14-yard scamper in the 3rd quarter to give the Bengals a 42-7 lead heading into the 4th quarter.
Things started working out from the team’s opening drive of the game when Mixon was able to catch a delayed screen pass from quarterback Joe Burrow and was even able to turn it into a 35-yard gain. He was also able to top that amazing catch with a 2-yard rushing score and went on to dominate the rest of the match.
Bengals players and coach Zac Taylor spread the acclaim and applause around for Mixon’s amazing performance– from the varied run concepts to blocking from the offensive line, tight ends and wide receivers. Mixon stated that Taylor was a great support in helping the team stick with the run and allowing him to establish a rhythm and pace.
Quarterback Joe Burrow, who was 22-of-28 passing for 206 yards and two total touchdowns, stated that Sunday’s victory over the Panthers was the squad’s first complete performance of this season. Mixon’s amazing performance was expected by him and his teammates.
When asked about Mixon, Burrow stated that he has been the same guy every single week, working hard to the bone. He went on to state that Mixon was not entirely satisfied and doesn’t have the production that Burrow knows he earnestly wants. Today was a big breakout game for him. Burrow went on to state that he hopes that the momentum keeps on going and burning. That statement does make us look forward to the Bengals’ future matches!