For The 2nd Time In 2021, Mixon Named The FedEx Ground Player of The Week

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Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) runs from Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib (94) during an NFL Professional Football Game Sunday, Nov. 21, 2021, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John McCoy)

Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been named the FedEx Ground Player of the Week for his performance against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 11, the NFL announced Wednesday.

Mixon totaled 123 rushing yards and the two scores — eclipsing the century mark for the first time since Week 1.

Mixon enters Sunday's game versus the Pittsburgh Steelers with at least one touchdown in seven consecutive games, the fourth-longest streak in Bengals history. Mixon has 11 touchdowns so far this season, just six shy of WR Carl Pickens' team-record 17 in 1995. 

This season Mixon ranks fourth in the NFL in rushing yards (759), rushing touchdowns (nine), scoring among non-kickers (66) and rushing attempts (180).

This is Mixon's second FedEx Ground Player of the Week honor of the 2021 season and third overall. Fans were able to vote for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week on Twitter and on NFL.com.

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