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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 10-7-0
4-2-0 9-7-1
3-3-0 8-9-0
1-5-0 8-9-0

2021 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 55 246 4.5 1 46 0
Post Season 1 2 2.0 0 2 0

Top Samaje Perine News

  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: One carry against Raiders

    Perine had one carry for two yards without any targets in the passing game in Saturday's playoff win over the Raiders.

    Perine occasionally was in the game on third down for Joe Mixon, but for the most part it was the latter handling the backfield workload. Teammate Chris Evans got as much work as Perine.

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  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: No offensive snaps in Week 18

    Perine did not play a single offensive snap in Sunday's 21-16 loss to the Browns.

    Perine was reported to be the Bengals' starting running back in Week 18 with Joe Mixon on the reserve/COVID-19 list, but this never came to fruition. Instead, Perine failed to log an offensive snap while playing 16 snaps on special teams. Fellow running backs Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams carried the load for Cincinnati in the season finale. Perine finished the season with 55 rushes for 246 yards and one touchdown, adding 27 catches for 196 yards and a score. The 26-year-old is under contract through the 2022 season and will become a free agent in the following year. Though he likely won't find himself as a starter barring injury, he has proven to be a more than capable backup when called upon. With a wild-card playoff matchup against the Raiders upcoming, Perine will likely serve as the team's top backup with Mixon healthy.

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  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: Likely starting Week 18

    Perine likely will work as Cincinnati's lead back Sunday against the Browns, after teammate Joe Mixon tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday, Chase Goodbread of reports.

    Mixon will be placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list and is expected to miss his first game of the season, with the Bengals unlikely to rush him back even if he's able to quickly clear the NFL's COVID-19 return-to-play protocol. Quarterback Joe Burrow (knee) said he'll be rested for the regular-season finale, so it's a good bet other key Bengals will be held out or play only limited snaps this weekend. Still, it's an excellent opportunity for Perine, who has 55 carries for 246 yards (4.5 YPC) and a touchdown this season, plus 27 catches for 196 yards on 31 targets. He's seen a lot of his playing time on third downs with Mixon enjoying a relatively healthy season, but Perine is far from a passing-down specialist. Cincinnati's other backfield options sans Mixon would be Chris Evans and Trayveon Williams.

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  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: One catch, one carry

    Perine had one catch for 10 yards and one carry for four yards in Sunday's 34-31 win over the Chiefs.

    Perine was on the field for 20 offensive snaps but wasn't used all that frequently. It'll be interesting to see if the Bengals try to preserve Joe Mixon next week at Cleveland, given that they've clinched the division.

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  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: Barely plays

    Perine saw just 11 snaps in Sunday's win over the Ravens, netting zero carries and two catches for six yards.

    The Bengals essentially eschewed the running game in this one, not surprising given how successful Joe Burrow was throwing the ball against the Ravens' skeleton crew secondary. Moreover, Joe Mixon's ankle proved to be just fine, so there was little need for Perine to spell him.

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  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: Watching Mixon's status

    Perine would be next in line to start for the Bengals at running back if Joe Mixon (ankle) can't go. Perine had four carries for 30 yards and two catches for 13 yards in the Week 15 win over the Broncos.

    Mixon twice came off the field due to the ankle injury last Sunday, but was on for the last snap, which was a kneel-down. The Bengals said that they'd limit his workload in practice to start the week. So it's possible still that Perine could start this week.

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  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: Heavily involved in passing game

    Perine carried four times for 11 yards and caught four of five targets for 22 yards during Sunday's 26-23 overtime loss to the 49ers.

    Perine was the primary backup behind Joe Mixon once again, but that label offers little fantasy potential, as Mixon is a true bell cow back for the Bengals. The fifth-year pro's involvement in the passing game continues to be a bright spot, but he likely only offers fantasy value as a handcuff to Mixon.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 240 lbs
Birthplace: Jackson, AL
Age: 26
School: Oklahoma
Experience: 5