- Despite drafting Joe Mixon in the second round of the NFL draft, the Cincinnati Bengals continue to use a running back by committee approach.
- Mixon logged the most rushing attempts Thursday night with nine and was the only Bengals running back to force a missed tackle (one) while he had 2.89 yards after contact per attempt, higher than Giovani Bernard and Jeremy Hill. He finished the game with an overall grade of 77.3.
- Hill logged the second most rushing attempts with six, and finished the game with an overall grade of 73.3.
- While having the least rushing attempts (five), Bernard heavily out-snapped Mixon and Hill, with his 33 total snaps, more than Mixon and Hill, combined. This is mainly due to Bernard’s usage in the pass game, where he finished the game with 19 snaps in route, once again more than Mixon and Hill combined. He finished the game with an overall grade of 50.3.
*Grades are subject to change upon review