Joe Mixon named MVP for Bengals

CINCINNATI —Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been named the team's 2018 Most Valuable Player, according the the Cincinnati Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America. This marks the first MVP for Mixon in his second season out of Oklahoma. He enters the season finale leading the AFC in rushing with 1063 yards. He is the first Bengals running back to cross the 1,000-yard mark since Jeremy Hill in 2014. He also has 42 receptions for 294 yards, and he leads the team with nine total touchdowns (eight rushing, one receiving). Mixon recorded those numbers despite missing two games with a knee injury. “Mixon became the focal point of the Bengals' offense, particularly as injury ravaged the sk

Rams' C.J. Anderson Produces again

Anderson rushed 23 times for 132 yards and a touchdown while catching all three targets for 22 yards in Sunday's 48-32 win over San Francisco. Anderson was a force in the run game for the second straight game, as he has 43 carries for 299 yards (7.0 YPC) and two touchdowns since joining the Rams Dec. 18. Todd Gurley (knee) will now have two weeks to recover before Los Angeles hosts the divisional round game, but Anderson has shown more than enough to feel comfortable with him in the backfield. Granted, the run defenses in the NFC playoffs are better than the likes of Arizona and San Francisco, but the 27-year-old shined despite only briefly being with the Rams.

C.J. Anderson wins FedEx Ground Player of the Week for 167-yard game

Todd Gurley is a tough player to replace, but C.J. Anderson did as good a job as anyone for the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday. He filled in for the injured Gurley by carrying it 20 times for 167 yards and a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. It was the second-most yards he’s had in a game and his most efficient performance in the NFL (8.4 yards per carry), earning a weekly award for his efforts. He was named FedEx Ground Player of the Week on Thursday after running all over the Cardinals. Anderson played a near-perfect game in his Rams debut with his only mistake being the sack he allowed after a mix-up with Rob Havenstein on the first series. He was shifty in the hole, showed great power

Mixon Continues to Shine Bright

CLEVELAND - So with no A.J. Green, no Andy Dalton, no Tyler Boyd, no Tyler Eifert, no Tippecanoe and Tyler, too, Joe Mixon grew even more Sunday in a year he’s had to grow because virtually everyone else has been cut down. If you can’t hang your hat on 2019 on national media reports about head coach Marvin Lewis (which seems to be an odd guessing game of pundits’ Russian Roulette), then you can certainly hang your hat on Joe Mixon. You can also hang your hat on the 1,000-yard receiving tandem of Green and Boyd, young sackers Carl Lawson and Sam Hubbard and a young secondary sprouting cornerback William Jackson and safety Jessie Bates. But start with Joltin’ Joe Mixon and start with what he d

CJ Anderson Bangs out 167 Yards in Rams Debut

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Throughout last week, reporters peppered veteran running back C.J. Anderson with questions. Could he learn the Los Angeles Rams' offense? How was his conditioning? Did Todd Gurley offer any advice? Anderson handled each inquiry with unabashed confidence, then Sunday started in place of Gurley and rushed for 167 yards and a touchdown in a 31-9 victory over the Arizona Cardinals. Not bad for a sixth-year pro who was released this season by the Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders, and whom the Rams signed just five days earlier as uncertainty loomed over the status of Gurley and inflammation in his left knee. "I never gave up on myself," Anderson said after the game. "I nev

Joe Mixon makes it clear: 'give it 100 or stay home'

At a time when Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green has had to publicly say guys need to stop pointing fingers at each other, he’s also leading by example by getting back out there instead of letting himself get shut down for the year. Mixon is following suit and had a telling interview with Paul Dehner. Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. “You’re going to know who is going to let up and (who will) go play 100 percent,” Mixon said. “You’re going to know who’s shutting it down. At the end of the day, it’s how bad do you want it? Either go out and give it 100 or stay home. Don’t show up. Mixon, along with Tyler Boyd, was one of the only guys visibly putting up a fight for most of the team’s

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