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Bengals' Joe Mixon Ruled Out vs. Titans With Concussion

Adam WellsNovember 25, 2022

CINCINNATI, OH - NOVEMBER 06: Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) carries the ball during the game against the Carolina Panthers and the Cincinnati Bengals on November 6, 2022, at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. (Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals will be without running back Joe Mixon for Sunday's crucial AFC showdown against the Tennessee Titans.

ESPN's Adam Schefter noted the Bengals have officially ruled Mixon out due to a concussion suffered in a Week 11 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Mixon sat out all three days of practice this week, including Friday's session. He suffered the injury in the first half on Sunday. The 26-year-old touched the ball 10 times for 62 total yards on just 14 offensive snaps before being taken out.

Samaje Perine will likely get the starting nod for Cincinnati with Mixon unavailable. The six-year veteran was ineffective running the ball with 30 yards on 11 carries, but he did impress in the passing game with 52 yards and three touchdowns on four receptions.

There was some good news on the injury front for the Bengals. Head coach Zac Taylor also announced Ja'Marr Chase is questionable after having a good week of practice.

Chase has missed the past three games with a posterior hip subluxation injury. The Bengals declined to put the reigning Offensive Rookie of the Year on injured reserve, which would have kept him out for at least four games.

Per the Bengals' official injury report, Chase has been a limited practice participant the past two days. He leads the team in receiving touchdowns (six) and ranks second in receptions (47) and receiving yards (605) despite sitting out three games.

The Bengals are coming off back-to-back wins over the Carolina Panthers and Steelers. They enter Week 12 as the No. 6 seed in the AFC with a 6-4 record. The Titans lead the AFC South and have won seven of eight games after starting the season 0-2.

The Titans were the No. 1 seed in the AFC playoffs last season, but the Bengals beat them in the AFC Divisional Round en route to making the Super Bowl.