The NFL has reached the mid-way point of it’s 2022 regular season in Week 9. To start the week, a Thursday Night football game between the Houston Texans  and the unbeaten Philadelphia Eagles took place at the NRG Stadium in Houston, where the visitors won comfortably with a scoreline of 29-17.

There was a performance for the ages from Joe Mixon, the starting running back of the Cincinnati Bengals as he was involved in five of the six touchdowns for his team against the Panthers.

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Let’s look at the top running backs from Week 9:

1) Joe Mixon (Cincinnati Bengals)

RB Joe Mixon had a record-breaking performance against the Carolina Panthers as he became the first player in franchise history to score five touchdowns in a game in the regular season. This included four rushing and one receiving TD in 22 carries for 153 yards and four receptions for 58 yards.

2) Kenneth Walker III (Seattle Seahawks)

The Seahawks’ fourth consecutive win came against the Arizona Cardinals with amazing performances from their two main players, QB Geno Smith and RB Kenneth Walker III. The running back had 26 carries for 109 yards and two rushing TD in Phoenix.

3) Travis Etienne Jr (Jacksonville Jaguars)

The Jaguars bounced back from two successive defeats as they handed the Las Vegas Raiders their sixth loss of the season. RB Etienne Jr played a pivotal role in the win which included 28 carries for 109 yards for two touchdowns. 

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4) Austin Ekeler (Los Angeles Chargers)

The 27-year-old player had one rushing and a receiving touchdown in the game against the NFC South leaders, Atlanta Falcons. Overall, he rushed for 49 yards in 17 carries and 24 receiving yards in seven receptions.

5) Cordralle Patterson (Atlanta Falcons)

Patterson returned from a four-week injury layoff to score two touchdowns in 13 rushes for 44 yards. This was his second career game with multiple rushing touchdowns in a single game.