Joe Mixon expected to play for Bengals ‘in some capacity’ versus Packers

Geoffrey Knox
Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images)
Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images) /

All week long, Cincinnati Bengals fans have asked themselves and each other a question. What’s going on with Joe Mixon?

They’ve done so whenever they’ve been bumping into each other around The Queen City. They’ve no doubt been texting some of their friends and family to see what’s going on if they’re a transplant living somewhere else in our great country.

After all, we’re talking about a big game versus one of the NFC’s elite, the Green Bay Packers,  and the most-discussed ankle on the Bengals roster ahead of Week 5’s game (no disrespect to wide receiver Mike Thomas).

Good news came on the day before Cincy’s Sunday afternoon game if you had a chance to tune in to Good Morning Football Weekend on Saturday.

Joe Mixon is, indeed, expected to play in Week 5 versus the Packers.

According to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero, Mixon is expected to play “in some capacity” on Sunday versus The Pack. Cincy sure could use him because from what we understand, Green Bay’s quarterback is pretty good and has a tendency to put up a few points.

Whenever you play a team that you only cross paths with once every four years, there’s always some uncertainty. The Bengals obviously aren’t as familiar with Aaron Rodgers and company as they are with the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Cleveland Browns.

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For the Bengals, Joe Mixon gives them some of that certainty that they seek. The first few weeks of Cincinnati’s season have taught us that this is a team that could be on its way to being formidable, but they’re the underdogs. No one expects them to lie down and play the role of sacrificial lambs to help fuel Green Bay’s Super Bowl push, but with all hands on deck, we’re certain to get a nice litmus test for how good this team has become.