Slow start on ground continues
Mixon rushed 12 times for 24 yards and caught three of seven targets for 14 yards in Sunday's 27-12 win over the Jets.
Joe Burrow carved up New York's secondary for three touchdowns, but Mixon didn't find much room to operate on the ground. Samaje Perine's superior pass protection has earned the backup playing time at Mixon's expense in passing situations, which is why Perine was on the field to score a 12-yard touchdown on third down to cap the Bengals' opening drive. Averaging just 2.8 yards per carry behind Cincinnati's struggling offensive line and seeing limited usage in the passing game, Mixon's off to an underwhelming start heading into Thursday's Week 4 matchup with the Dolphins. The short week comes at an inopportune time, as coach Zac Taylor described Mixon's ankle as "a little sore" after the game, per James Rapien of Sports Illustrated.
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Mixon will need to go through a contact practice before he can be cleared from the NFL's concussion protocol, though coach Zac Taylor noted Wednesday that "everything is positive right now" in terms of the running back's status ahead of Sunday's game against the Browns, Marisa Contipelli of the Bengals' official site reports.
Wilcox had one catch for 13 yards on his only target in Sunday's win over the Chiefs. He played 47 offensive snaps, which is the most he's played all season, both in raw number and as a percentage of the team's snaps.
Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said Hurst (calf) will likely be listed as doubtful for Sunday's matchup against the Browns, Ben Baby of ESPN.com reports.
Boyd had four catches for 60 yards in Sunday's win over the Chiefs, but he also dropped a pass after getting wide open in the end zone.
Higgins was held to three catches for 35 yards in Sunday's win over the Chiefs, but two of them were among the biggest in the game. He scored the Bengals' second touchdown of the contest on his first catch and recorded the final catch of the game with a 14-yard reception that converted a third-and-11 in the fourth quarter, leading to two kneel-downs to end the contest.
Chase caught seven passes for 97 yards in the Bengals' 27-24 win over the Chiefs on Sunday.
Evans caught the game-winning touchdown pass in Sunday's win over the Chiefs on an eight-yard play in the flats in the fourth quarter.
Perine had 21 carries for 106 yards along with six catches for 49 yards in the Bengals' Week 13 win over the Chiefs.
Burrow completed 25 of 31 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns while rushing 11 times for 46 yards and the game's opening touchdown in Sunday's win over the Chiefs.
Hurst exited Sunday's game against the Chiefs after suffering a right calf injury, Kelsey Conway of The Cincinnati Enquirer reports.