The Cincinnati Bengals led the Carolina Panthers 35-0 at halftime on Sunday.
The game’s lopsided scoring margin had a lot to do with the performance of Bengals running back Joe Mixon, who rewarded his fantasy football owners with four total touchdowns in the first half.
Mixon’s stats after two quarters include 15 rushes for 113 yards and three touchdowns, 4 receptions for 58 yards and a touchdown, and 171 yards of total offense, good for 45.1 in points-per-reception fantasy scoring.
The NFL world was quick to react to the epic performance.
Live look at Joe Mixon after 113 yards and three TD’s in the first half pic.twitter.com/XJTry8ndHh
— Complex Sports (@ComplexSports) November 6, 2022
“Live look at Joe Mixon after 113 yards and three TD’s in the first half,” Complex joked.
Live look at everyone who started Joe Mixon pic.twitter.com/9ebKbgoVNH
— Fantasy Football Today (@FFToday) November 6, 2022
“Live look at everyone who started Joe Mixon,” Fantasy Football Today wrote.
NOVEMBER 6TH WILL NOW FORMALLY BE KNOWN AS JOE MIXON DAY.
— NFL Fantasy Football (@NFLFantasy) November 6, 2022
“NOVEMBER 6TH WILL NOW FORMALLY BE KNOWN AS JOE MIXON DAY,” NFL Fantasy Football wrote.
Bengals fans logging back on twitter after Joe Mixon’s performance today #RuleTheJungle
— Just Eric (@JUSTERIC__) November 6, 2022
“Bengals fans logging back on twitter after Joe Mixon’s performance today,” one fan wrote.
45 points by joe mixon at half is absolutely unbelievable
— 100T Vinnie (@vinniehacker) November 6, 2022
“45 points by Joe Mixon at half is absolutely unbelievable,” Vinnie Hacker wrote.
The Bengals selected Mixon, then a prospect out of the University of Oklahoma, with the 48th overall pick in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Entering Sunday’s contest, Mixon had rushed the ball 129 times for 432 yards and two touchdowns. He has added 34 receptions for 214 yards and a touchdown through the air.