PITTSBURGH -- Bengals running back Joe Mixon did not play in the second half of Cincinnati's 37-30 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday because of a concussion.
Mixon's final play came around the eight-minute mark of the second quarter, when Steelers cornerback Levi Wallace tackled Mixon following a 7-yard gain. The sixth-year running back was evaluated for a concussion and later ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Mixon, who had seven carries for 20 yards before he was removed, was coming off the best performance of his career. In Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers, Mixon had 211 total yards from scrimmage and scored five touchdowns, setting the franchise record in Cincinnati's 42-21 victory.
Bengals coach Zac Taylor did not provide an update on Mixon during his postgame news conference.
Without Mixon and star wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati (6-4) was able to overcome a small halftime deficit to pick up its fourth win in five games. Backup running back Samaje Perine had three receiving touchdowns on Sunday, the most ever by a Bengals player at that position.
"We got great players," Taylor said of the team's other running backs. "And those guys understand what the standard is and they live up to it every single week. They put in the work consistently, which is just great for me to see as a coach."
Perine finished with four catches for 52 yards and those three touchdowns. He also had 11 carries for 30 yards.
Perine, who played with Mixon at Oklahoma, said he just happened to be in the right spot as quarterback Joe Burrow made his progression on the Bengals' scoring plays.
"I'm the checkdown and fortunate to have some space when he checks down to make something happen," Perine said. "Other than that, I'm just the next guy up."