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Mixon has some good news for Bengals fans this Wednesday. Apparently Cincinnati Bengals T-Shirt , the running back is already walking and is confident in his return happening depends on how well he feels.Mixon went on to tell reporters that he feels great. This is great news considering the Bengals just waived the injured running back Tra Carson, who was expected to backup Giovani Bernard this week. Of course, Bernard is already filling in for Mixon. Mixon was injured during Thursday night’s game against the Ravens, but he was good enough to return to the game to help seal the win for Cincinnati. It is awesome that Mixon already thinks he feels good enough to run, but it could be even better that doctors are smart enough to hold him back from pushing it. There is no doubt that he is extremely important to the Bengals’ offense, but if missing him for two weeks while he gets as close to 100 percent as possible means Cincinnati will have him available for most of the season, then that is the best course of action. The alternative being he pushes himself too hard too soon and he ends up aggravating something, and as a result, Cincinnati will miss him for even longer.Mixon’s spirit and work ethic is exactly what you want from your starting running back, though. It is clear that Mixon could possibly end up being the leader of this team eventually Cincinnati Bengals Hats , and him wanting to get out there as soon as possible after his first surgery is a great way to show your teammates that you are here for them.Of course, Mixon’s presence on the field will be missed. He has 179 rushing yards, six receptions for 57 yards and a touchdown on the season so far. He has looked unstoppable at times on the field, and that is really scary is he has been a few shoestring tackles away from some big gains.The way Mixon is talking, though, it seems like the team will only have to rely on Bernard for a game or two rather than up to four weeks like the original timetable that was established.Hopefully, Mixon is back out there soon to keep his breakout season going strong.Michael Johnson’s first career touchdown personifies the Bengals’ season For the first 30 minutes of the Bengals showdown against the Dolphins, the defensive line looked lifeless outside of defensive tackle Geno Atkins. They were getting gashed in the running game and nobody was getting any penetration in the pass rush. The Dolphins only scored 10 points against the Bengals defense, but it was clear who had control of the game in the first half.The Bengals’ biggest strength (the defensive line) was performing like a liability, and one of its weakest links in defensive end Michael Johnson wasn’t making anything better. Then the second half began and Johnson aided in the Dolphins’ third scoring drive of the game by getting flagged for unnecessary roughness.Out of all the players on the Bengals defense to seemingly lose their cool enough to warrant a penalty Cincinnati Bengals Hoodie , Johnson would be the player you’d least likely suspect. The best asset Johnson has at the ripe age of 31 is his veteran leadership on- and off-the-field. After all, he doesn’t have the captain’s patch on his jersey for no reason.The Dolphins kicked a 42-yard field goal five players later and extended their lead to 17-0 with 9:25 remaining in the third quarter. The Bengals, and Johnson, did what they’ve done all season: they persevered.The offense responded with their first two scoring drives and the defense forced a quick three-and-out in between them. The fourth quarter arrived and the Bengals were still very much alive, but the momentum didn’t quite swing over just yet. Atkins sacked quarterback Ryan Tannehill for the second time, and the Dolphins needed 16 yards on a third down from their own 13-yard line. The Bengals were going to get the ball back with a chance to tie the game. Then running back Kenyan Drake scampered for 18 yards and kept the drive alive, temporarily deflating the Bengals.Temporarily.Two plays later: bedlam. In the hands of none other than Johnson.The defensive captain was in the right place at the right time, despite being unaware of what went down in the instances before.“I had missed a sack, so I was like ‘aw man’, but I just kept playing hard Youth Customized Cincinnati Bengals Jerseys ,” Johnson said after the game. “I don’t really know what happened, I just saw the ball and it stuck. Thank God I was able to hold on to it, and waddle into the end zone.”Waddle is an apt verb for return, but the Bengals certainly didn’t waddle their way back into this game. 17 point comebacks and 27 unanswered points don’t just happen, but a little luck never hurts. Regardless, they got the job done, and then some.“We just keep believing and keep trusting what the coaches are telling us, and believe in our technique and play for each other,” Johnson said. “As long as we keep doing that, good things will happen.”Johnson wasn’t a lock to make this year’s team www.bengalsauthorizedshops.com , in fact, he didn’t even make the initial 53-man roster. An underwhelming preseason and promising talent behind him on the depth chart made him an easy target for fans, regardless of his character and actions off-the-field. Aside from this one play, Johnson was largely ineffective just like he has been all season and has been for the last few years.But one play can change a game, a mindset, and the perception of everything. The Bengals have now come from behind in the fourth quarter in three of their four wins this year. Charging through misfortune and finishing strong have been clear themes of this year’s Bengals, and Johnson was a perfect personification on Sunday.

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