It was another big day for Burrow as he passed for 300 yards and a TD to get his first career win.
However, the story of the day was the breakout performance of Joe Mixon, who rushed for 151 yards and two TDs while also hauling in six receptions for 30 yards and a score.
Mixon’s performance was one that hasn’t been seen since Corey Dillion back in 2001, according to ESPN’s Ben Baby.
Via @ESPNStatsInfo: Joe Mixon is the 1st Bengal with 2 Rush TD and 1 Rec TD in a game since Corey Dillon in 2001.— Ben Baby (@Ben_Baby) October 4, 2020
In addition, this was the first time the Bengals ran for 200 yards and passed for 300 yards in the same game since 1988, and it was just the fourth time the franchise has ever accomplished that feat.
Check that. Only fourth time in history Bengals have thrown for 300 yards and rushed for 200 yards and first time since Boomer in '88 not '86. Pro Football Reference has it in 42-7 win over Steelers Nov. 6, 1988— Geoff Hobson (@GeoffHobsonCin) October 4, 2020
Mixon got off to a slow start a year ago but finally had a breakout performance that jolted the rest of his season that ended up being very good for the young back.
Hopefully, this performance against the Jags will be what gets Mixon going and will be the start of a big season for the Bengals offense going forward. They’ll certainly need to keep it up to have any chance at upsetting the Ravens in Baltimore next week.
Check out the highlights of Mixon’s historic day below: