Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) is out today and he’s considered week-to-week with this injury, meaning he could miss next vs. the #Titans too, source said. It’s Gio Bernard at RB until Mixon makes his way back. (NFL Network – Ian Rapoport)
Nerdy Football Analysis: With Cincinnati sitting at 1-5-1 and looking at a Week 9 bye, it makes little sense for the Bengals to bring Mixon back before he feels right again. Giovani Bernard produced 96 total yards and a touchdown in his absence in Week 7, although he was largely unsuccessful as a rusher (13 carries, 37 yards). Another reason to sit Mixon: the Bengals are unlikely to hang with the Titans.