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Joe Mixon nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week

Joe Mixon continues to gain national attention as he’s becoming a star in Cincinnati.

NFL: Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Mixon is up for another weekly NFL award after his Week 12 performance in the Cincinnati Bengals’ win over Cleveland.

On Thursday, the league announced that Mixon was nominated for the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week award, along with Cooper Kupp, Myles Garrett, Samaje Perine and Alvin Kamara.

Mixon was the star of Cincinnati’s 30-16 win over the Browns, a game which wasn’t decided until the final minutes. The rookie running back finished with 165 total yards and a touchdown, the latter of which coming in the final minutes to put this game on ice.

According to Pro Football Focus, Mixon had two runs of 15-plus yards in the game, the second-most in the NFL in Week 12. He also finished with breakaway percentage of 29.8, which was seventh-best in Week 12.

Mixon was also the fourth-most efficient running back in the passing game, averaging 2.83 yards per route run against the Browns. He finished Week 12 with the highest-grade of any running back at 89.2.

That helped Mixon rise to 14th overall among running backs in PFF’s rankings. He is also up for the NFL Ground Player of the Week.

Go here to vote for Mixon to win the Pepsi Rookie of the Week award for Week 12.