Rookie running back Joe Mixon helped set up the Bengals' first touchdown against the Steelers with a 25-yard run in the first half of a 29-14 loss. Then he essentially disappeared.

Mixon did not have a carry in the second half, although quarterback Andy Dalton did throw two passes his way. He voiced his frustration for the Cincinnati running back group after the game.

"It's frustrating. I feel like I'm seeing [Le'Veon Bell] got the ball 35 times, and I got it seven in the first half and then don't touch the ball again," Mixon said. "[Jeremy] Hill only got one touch in the second half. It's frustrating to us running backs. We feel like we're in the room and we feel like we're part of the offense. If it worked in the first half, why not do it in the second?"