Mixon said he didn't understand why the Bengals didn't give him a chance to do that, as well, when he was averaging 6.9 yards per carry.
Even though he is a rookie running back in the middle of a backfield full of running backs of similar draft pedigree, Cincinnati Bengals rookie second-rounder Joe Mixon was not happy with the number of touches that he got in the loss to the Steelers on Sunday.
Chris Boswell greeted the second half with a field goal for the Steelers.
The play ended for Bell with a 42-yard reception, and the Steelers finished the game with a 29-14 victory, moving to 5-2 on the season. "It was frustrating to us running backs. There's nothing else I can say". We're in the room and we feel like we're part of the offense.
Then Mixon never saw the ball in the second half.
DOLPHINS 31, JETS 28: Matt Moore replaced an injured Jay Cutler and threw two touchdowns in the final 12 minutes, and the Dolphins pulled off another comeback win by erasing a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit.
Running the ball has been a problem all season for the Bengals, who entered the game 29th in the National Football League with an average of 84 yards a game and 31st with 3.2 yards a carry.
We imagine Mixon isn't the only Bengals player frustrated with how things have panned out thus far this season. He carried five times for 27 yards and gained 23 on a pass reception, before Antonio Brown caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger. Bell is in an elite class when it comes to today's backs, but Mixon believes he can produce similar numbers if his touches increased. I get it seven. "Get him the ball, let him do the rest of the work".
"How many games we got?", Bell said, when asked in how many more games he could handle 35 rushes. The Bengals received a kickoff with 1:50 left in the second quarter and only managed a three play, zero yard drive that took a mere 22 seconds off the clock. "We just have to run the ball in the second half".
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