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Joe Mixon Nominated For The FedEx Ground NFL Player of the Week for Week 1


Bengals running back Joe Mixon has been named one of three finalists for the league's FedEx Ground Player of the Week honors in Week 1.

Mixon rushed for 127 yards on 29 carries (4.4 average) and a touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings. Mixon also made Bengals Opening Day history with the first 100-yard rush game (127 yards on 29 carries) in an opener since Cedric Benson 10 years ago.

Mixon is up against the Chicago Bears David Montgomery (16 carries, 108 yards, one touchdown) and the Denver Broncos Melvin Gordon III (11 carries, 101 yards, one touchdown) for Week 1 honors.

Fans are able to vote for the FedEx Ground Player of the Week on Twitter and on

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