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Bengals: Winners and losers from blowout Week 6 win vs Lions

Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Joe Mixon, Cincinnati Bengals
Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon – Mandatory Credit: David Reginek-USA TODAY Sports /

Cincinnati Bengals Winners

Winner: Joe Mixon

After being limited last week against the Packers, Joe Mixon was anything but limited this week, accounting for 153 yards of offense on Sunday in the Motor City.

Mixon carried the ball 18 times for 94 yards and was a big factor in the passing game as well, grabbing five catches for 59 yards and a touchdown. He’s clearly doing fine after getting knicked up near the end of the Jaguars game a few weeks ago.

Winner: Trey Hendrickson

The whole debate of if the Bengals made a mistake not paying Carl Lawson and paying Trey Hendrickson can be put to rest. Hendrickson has had a monstrous season in the Queen City and had yet another splendid performance on Sunday.

Hendrickson finished his sixth game as a Bengal totaling two tackles (one for loss), two QB hits, and one sack. It felt like the former Saint was constantly in Jared Goff’s face and making his life a living hell all afternoon long.

Winner: Chris Evans

It was nice to see the sixth-round rookie finally get some attention in this offense. Chris Evans was underutilized at Michigan and the Bengals weren’t using him much early on either. Hopefully this game shows that he’s the one who should be RB2 in this offense moving forward.

Evans found the end zone for the first time in his NFL career on a 24-yard reception and he also got involved in the running game for the first time. He finished with four carries for 18 yards.

Winner: Ja’Marr Chase

This one’s a no-brainer. Ja’Marr Chase continues to improve with each week and has still yet to have a bad game. Yes, he was responsible for the interception that took place early but the LSU product more than made up for it.

Chase finished with four receptions for 97 yards and although he didn’t find the end zone, he was a big factor in why Mixon scored on the 40-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter with his blocking skills. The guy can do it all.

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