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Bengals Get Bad News on Joe Mixon Injury

Jason Schandl
Joe Mixon's injury update is bad news for the Cincinnati Bengals.
Joe Mixon's injury update is bad news for the Cincinnati Bengals. / Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

The Cincinnati Bengals snapped a three-game losing streak before their Week 9 bye when they knocked off the Tennessee Titans in Week 8. They have a tall task ahead of them in Week 10 if they want to make it back-to-back wins, however, taking on the undefeated Pittsburgh Steelers.

Making matters worse, they got some bad injury news on running back Joe Mixon on Wednesday.

Mixon has been on the shelf with a foot injury since Week 6, and still missing practice after the bye week is not a good sign for his availability on Sunday.

Mixon was highly productive when he suited up this year, averaging 71.3 rushing and 23.0 receiving yards per game across six contests.

If Mixon sits, look for Giovani Bernard to continue handing RB1 duties. He's filled in well, averaging 87.0 yards from scrimmage per game, but he certainly doesn't fill the entire void left by the absence of the Bengals' workhorse.

NFL betting odds for Week 10 on FanDuel Sportsbook have the Bengals as 6.5-point road underdogs, even with Ben Roethlisberger's status also up in the air.

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