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Bengals RB Joe Mixon awarded AFC Offensive Player of the Week; sets team record

CINCINNATI — Bengals Running Back Joe Mixon was named AFC Offensive Player of the Week for his 42-21 win against the Carolina Panthers Sunday.

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He won the recognition after leading all AFC players in rushing yards for Week 9.

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Mixon rushed 153 yards on 22 attempts, averaging 7.0 and scoring four touchdowns, the most by an NFL player in a single game this season. This tied with Running Back Corey Dillon’s 1997 single game record for the Bengals, a spokesperson for the team stated.

He also caught four passes for 58 yards and a touchdown, totaling 211 yards from the marked scrimmage line, a career high.

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Mixon became the sixth player in the Super Bowl era with at least 200 yards and five touchdowns in a game, which additionally set a single-game, team record, according to the spokesperson.

He is the third player in the Super Bowl era with at least four rushing touchdowns and one receiving touchdown in a game. The feat was previously made by Shaun Alexander in 2002 and Jonathan Taylor in 2021.

Mixon surpassed 5,000 career rushing yards, making him the fifth player in Bengals history and eight active NFL player to reach the 5,000-yard milestone, the spokesperson said.

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This will be Mixon’s third career AFC Offensive Player of the Week award.

Bengals have won four Player of the Week award so far.