Bengals’ Marvin Lewis: Joe Mixon needs to ‘show maturity’

Joe Mixon voiced his frustration of his role with the Bengals after Sunday’s 29-14 loss to the Steelers, but his coach Marvin Lewis dismissed his comments saying the running back needs to show maturity.

Through six games Mixon leads the team in carries (74) and rushing yards (235) and has the lone Cincinnati rushing touchdown.

The first-round rookie hasn’t played since Week 2 while dealing with a hamstring injury. He also missed the entire preseason due to the same issue. Despite playing just 63 snaps this season, Davis believes he’ll return a better player after missing the past five games.

Marcus Mariota is averaging 216.8 passing yards per game, the lowest of his career. He’s also on pace for career-worsts in yards per attempt (7.4), TD-INT ratio (1.0), and passer rating (83.1).

But on Sunday, a rookie who spent his collegiate career at a place most from outside the Pacific Northwest would struggle to pick out on a map, starred as the Los Angeles Rams produced a demonstration of their playoff credentials with a crushing 33-0 win over the Arizona Cardinals here Sunday.

Wide receiver Cooper Kupp spent his collegiate career at Eastern Washington, a powerhouse in the Big Sky conference but still a relative outpost in the vast landscape of college football. He finished his career at Eastern Washington with 6,464 receiving yards and 73 receiving touchdowns, both FCS records.

Meanwhile the Rams offense, led by second-year quarterback Jared Goff, controlled the ball and third-year running back Gurley racked up 100 rushing yards NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys against a Cardinals defense that had been stopping the run well, leaving a New England Patriots Cheap Jerseys member of the Arizona old guard, wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, to bemoan a lifeless showing.

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