Rex Burkhead has career day for Bengals

Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead set several career marks Sunday.

Burkhead ran for 119 yards and two touchdowns on 27 carries as Cincinnati topped Baltimore 27-10. He also had two receptions for 25 yards.

The former Husker ran five yards for the first touchdown of his career on Cincinnati's first possession. He later added another five-yard TD in the fourth quarter.

Burkhead has seen plenty of work since Cincinnati's Giovani Bernard suffered a torn ACL in a loss to the Bills on Nov. 20, but Sunday marked the first time the 26-year-old hit the century mark in yards.

Here are a few highlights from Burkhead's day.

Burkhead, who is a nominee for the NFL's ground player of the week, finished the season with 74 rushes for 344 yards and two scores. He also caught 17 passes for 145 yards.

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