Bengals' Joe Mixon: Leads backfield in touches in Week 2 loss
Mixon rushed nine times for 36 yards and hauled in one reception for five yards in Thursday's 13-9 loss to the Texans.
The rookie tellingly out-touched Jeremy Hill by three carries, the second time in as many 2017 contests in which he's done so. Mixon found running room easier to come by than in the opener against the Ravens, boosting his per carry average to 4.0 after managing just 1.1 yards per tote in Week 1. With veterans Jeremy Hill and Gio Bernard combining for just 27 yards on 11 rushes, there's little reason to believe that Mixon won't continue to serve as the lead back, even if by just a modest degree, for the immediate future. He'll look to build on his Week 2 effort versus the Packers in a Week 3 road tilt.
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