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AFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
1-1-0 8-3-0
3-1-0 7-4-0
1-2-0 5-5-1
1-2-0 6-6-0

2021 Rushing

Rushing Attempts
Rushing Yards
Average Yards per Rush
Rushing Touchdowns
Longest Rush
Fumbles Lost
Regular Season 41 165 4.0 1 46 0

Top Samaje Perine News

  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: Tiny workload

    Perine had just three carries and one catch on 10 snaps despite the Bengals benching their offensive starters for most of the fourth quarter in their blowout win over the Steelers.

    Teammate Joe Mixon is a full-on bell-cow back right now, so Perine's opportunities to produce are extremely limited.

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  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: Nine offensive snaps

    Perine was limited to nine offensive snaps in the Week 11 win over the Raiders. He had two carries for three yards along with three catches for 18 yards.

    Joe Mixon is fully healthy again and is back to being the Bengals' bell-cow running back. Thus, Perine has been relegated to traditional backup duties, even when the Bengals were ahead most of the game.

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  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: Resurfaces in running attack

    Perine carried five times for 20 yards and caught two of three targets for 17 yards Sunday in the Bengals' 41-16 loss to the Browns.

    After Joe Mixon handled all the running-back carries in the Week 8 loss to the Jets, Perine reentered the picture Week 9, though three of his totes came with fewer than five minutes remaining while the Browns sat on a 25-point lead. With that in mind, Perine's usage on the ground looks like it could take a hit or disappear entirely in more competitive contests, though the 26-year-old still may have an edge on Mixon for work on obvious passing downs. Perine was on the field for 11 of the Bengals' 13 third-down snaps against Cleveland, after playing eight of 10 in Week 8.

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  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: Minimal usage in loss

    Perine played only 14 offensive snaps in a Week 8 loss to the Jets without netting a carry, but he did catch both his targets for 16 yards.

    This was a bit of a surprise, given Perine's usage the previous week against the Ravens and the absence of Chris Evans against the Jets. It's a sign that the Bengals believe Joe Mixon's ankle is fully healed, as this was the kind of workload Perine was seeing prior to Mixon's injury.

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  • Bengals' Samaje Perine: Could split time with Mixon

    Perine is expected to split snaps and touches out of the backfield with starter Joe Mixon is Sunday's game against the Jets, Charlie Goldsmith of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

    After a one-game absence following a positive COVID-19 test, Perine impressed in the Week 7 upset of Baltimore while playing 48 percent of the offensive snaps. The Oklahoma product carried 11 times for 52 yards and a touchdown while turning his lone target into a 23-yard reception, potentially earning himself another sizable share of work behind Mixon in Week 8. Though the Bengals' 24-point margin of victory against the Ravens likely had a hand in Perine seeing extra reps, a similar game script could play out Sunday against the 1-6 Jets, as Cincinnati enters the matchup as one of the weekend's biggest favorites. Perine's case for seeing continued involvement is aided by the fact that his top challenger for the backup role, Chris Evans (hamstring), is inactive.

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Player Bio

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