Bengals’ Joe Mixon tears up ‘disrespectful’ NFL for playoff decision – New York Post

Bengals’ Joe Mixon tears up ‘disrespectful’ NFL for playoff decision – New York Post

The NFL has upset Joe Mixon again.

The Bengals running back wasn’t happy when asked if the NFL is selling tickets to an AFC championship game on the neutral side on Wednesday.

“I mean, to be honest, it’s disrespectful.” Mixon told WCPO’s Marshall Kramsky. “We’re not worried about that. We have a game to play on Sunday, right? So you can’t count us.

“We have a game to play on Sunday. All this stuff that doesn’t mean st. We’re going to go out there on Sunday and do whatever the hell we have to do to get that [win]then we will see what they are talking about.”

Tickets to a potential AFC Championship game between the Chiefs and Bills in Atlanta went on sale Wednesday. The Chiefs host the Jaguars in Saturday’s divisional round game. Should the Bengals or the Jaguars advance, the higher-seeded player would host the conference title game.

Bengals running back Joe Mixon wasn't happy when asked if the NFL is selling tickets for an AFC Championship game on the neutral side on Wednesday.Bengals running back Joe Mixon wasn’t happy when asked if the NFL is selling tickets for an AFC Championship game on the neutral side on Wednesday. Twitter

Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) carries the ball during a game against the Ravens on January 15, 2023 at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH.  Bengals running back Joe Mixon (28) carries the ball during a game against the Ravens on January 15, 2023 at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Bengals face the Bills in Sunday’s AFC Divisional Round playoff game — 20 days after their Week 17 matchup was abandoned in the first quarter and ultimately canceled after Buffalo safety Damar Hamlin suffered cardiac arrest on the field. Hamlin was discharged from the hospital and has been spending time with teammates while they make their playoff run.

Mixon’s comments came after he previously expressed frustration with the NFL’s handling of the playoff format. The running back was frustrated that the NFL decided that if the Bengals lost to the Ravens in Week 18, the AFC North Division would be decided by a coin toss. Cincinnati’s victory in the Finals made the NFL’s decision moot.

Bengals running back Joe Mixon carries the ball during a game against the Ravens on January 15, 2023 at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH.  Bengals running back Joe Mixon carries the ball during a game against the Ravens on January 15, 2023 at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati, OH. Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Last Friday, Mixon asked the NFL to pay his fine for a coin toss celebration during that Week 18 win.

The Bengals would again defeat the Ravens 24-17 in the wildcard round to set up the matchup with the Bills.