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Bengals RB Joe Mixon looked ‘all systems go’ in Friday’s practice

Joe Mixon

Throughout the week, the Cincinnati Bengals have continued to monitor second-year running back Joe Mixon’s health as he works his way through a nagging knee issue.

Any concern that this could prevent him from taking the field Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens was erased on Friday morning with him appearing to be ready to go after going through practice fully with no limitations, according to Paul Dehner Jr. of The Cincinnati Enquirer.

There hadn’t been any realistic doubt that Mixon wouldn’t be able to play this week, but just a matter of him getting through the last few days without any setbacks that could put his status in danger. He has been in the clear with him being able to partake in practice in preparation for Week 11 action in what could be a pivotal game that may have a major impact on their playoff chances.

Mixon is expected to play a major role in the offense as he has been the primary factor out of the backfield when healthy this season as he has rushed for 570 yards along with four touchdowns along with garnering 21 receptions for 139 receiving yards and a touchdown in seven games played. He has rushed for more than 50 yards in each game along with one 100 rushing yard performance that came when ran for 123 yards on 21 carries with two touchdowns in the 37-34 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Bengals have a tough challenge ahead in the Ravens despite their recent struggles having dropped three out of their last four games played. Baltimore possesses one of the league’s top defenses that has been stout against the run ranking 10th in the league while giving up just 4.0 yards per attempt. This could more than likely be a grind-it-out type of game that may see him have to get some tough earned yardage in the running game in what could be a pivotal game.

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