Bengals RB Joe Mixon has a big push his first rushing TD of the season
Suppose you've watched the Cincinnati Bengals offense this season.
In that case, one thing is very familiar -- Joe Burrow has been under a lot of pressure and sacks, despite the team's restructured offensive line.
Not that all the bags and pressures were the line's fault.
There's something else about this offense that's been pretty unknown -- Joe Mixon,
one of the best running backs in the NFL today, has been nearly invisible in a big-play sense. In Cincinnati's first three games,
Mixon ran 58 times for 163 yards, 2.8 yards per carry, and no touchdowns. Joe Mixon had only two runs of 10 or more yards and just one run of 15 or more yards.
Considering this is the same guy who carried the rock 359 times for 1,467 yards, 4.1 yards per carry, and 14 touchdowns in the regular season through the Super Bowl,
this lack of production was unusual — especially when Mixon ran behind the line last season, which was allegedly worse.
With 10:19 left in the first quarter of Thursday's game against an excellent Miami Dolphins defense, Mixon finally got into the end zone and did it with the help of nearly his entire line.