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Joe Mixon and Bengals offense have historic day vs. Jaguars

Could this be the start of a big season for Mixon?

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The Cincinnati Bengals got win No. 1 on the season and the first win of the Joe Burrow era on Sunday with a 33-25 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

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.

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.

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:

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