Joe Mixon throws Bengals’ crazy first touchdown pass in Super Bowl LVI

Kristen Wong
Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images)
Cincinnati Bengals. (Photo by Steph Chambers/Getty Images) /

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon just made the craziest play of Super Bowl LVI. Did anyone have that on their bingo card?!

In another characteristic slow start, Cincinnati currently trail Los Angeles 13-10 in Super Bowl LVI, but the Bengals found their way into the end zone in the second quarter.

Cincinnati were on a 2nd-and-goal attempt after driving their way into Rams’ territory with key catches from Tee Higgins and Ja’Marr Chase.

And then, the extraordinary happened. Joe Burrow threw the ball backward to Mixon, and the Rams expected him to run the ball. Instead, Mixon then threw a perfect spiral to Tee Higgins who was wide open in the end zone.

Watch the crazy highlight below:

Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Mixon scores team’s first touchdown in Super Bowl LVI

It was the trick play NO ONE saw coming, and it’s not like Mixon had passed the ball that often before. Zac Taylor dug deep in the playbook for this one, and in the end the Bengals were rewarded for their creativity.

Cincinnati will look to tie it up in the first half with a humming offensive unit in Burrow, Mixon, and Chase.

Joe Mixon ignited the Bengals’ running game from the start, which has been surprisingly effective against a stalwart Los Angeles interior D.

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What else will Super Bowl LVI bring us? Many more Cincy touchdowns, we hope. (We don’t care who throws them.) Let’s go Bengals!