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Bengals News (12/13): Vikings make quarterback change ahead of game

The Bengals won’t be facing Josh Dobbs again this season.

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2 Bengals starters who will be demoted in 2024
The Bengals have 14 players hitting unrestricted free agency in the spring but will retain a good chunk of their starters. When looking at the players who will be back in 2024, it's pretty obvious to pinpoint where the demotions will take place.

Jake Browning’s Bengals surge up power rankings
Fresh off a win over the Indianapolis Colts spearheaded by backup quarterback Jake Browning, the Bengals have jumped up to 14th overall in the latest offering from USA Today’s Nate Davis:

Cincinnati Bengals Injury and Practice Report: Ja'Marr Chase Sits With Ankle Injury
The Cincinnati Bengals held an evening walkthrough today to start their preparation for Saturday’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, and the team released an estimated practice report.

Bengals’ Zac Taylor Issues Boozy Challenge to Fans Ahead of Vikings Game
The fifth-year coach said in Tuesday’s press conference, “I do challenge our fans—we got outstanding fans—to drink one more drink, rush in the stadium, and be as loud as you can humanly be when Minnesota’s offense is out there.”

Minnesota Vikings at Cincinnati Bengals: Initial injury reports for both teams
With this week’s game coming on Saturday afternoon, preparations for the Minnesota Vikings and Cincinnati Bengals ahead of their clash in Ohio have already gotten underway. Both teams put out estimated injury reports for Saturday’s game as they both conducted walkthroughs today, and both have significant things to keep an eye on ahead of the final reports that will come out on Thursday. Let’s take a look.

Vikings to start Nick Mullens at QB against Bengals
He was on injured reserve because of a back injury when Kirk Cousins ruptured his right Achilles tendon in Week 8, forcing rookie Jaren Hall to make one start and newcomer Joshua Dobbs to make four others. But Mullens had recovered enough for the Vikings to activate him in Week 11, and he led their only scoring drive Sunday after replacing Dobbs in the fourth quarter of a 3-0 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders.

Cincinnati Bengals Award Inspire Change Changemaker Award to Founder and CEO of BT Rise
Barbara Turner is the Bengals' 2023 Inspire Change Changemaker Award recipient. She is being recognized for her commitment to help and empower others, particularly women and individuals from underserved communities, to access the resources required to achieve financial security and independence.

Quick Hits: Hendrickson, Bengals Defense Rides Again; Rookie Ball; AJ McCarron Hears The Fans
It not only put away a 31-14 game, but it underlined their best defensive effort of the season. They gave the Colts zilch in the second half and Minshew Magic needed a roughing-the-passer call and a fourth-and-one conversion to get the one touchdown they did score. Six days after holding the Jags to 2.8 yards per carry, they held the Colts to 2.6 and frustrated running back Zack Moss on 28 yards and 13 carries.

The Conversation: Chase Brown: The Bengals' Young Man In A Hurry Says, 'That's How I'm Wired'
Since it's a short week with the Bengals set to play the Vikings Saturday (1 p.m.-Cincinnati's Channel 9, NFL Network) at Paycor Stadium, senior writer Geoff Hobson had to conduct a quick interview with rookie running back Chase Brown. Not quite as fast as last Sunday's 54-yard run-and-catch, Brown's first NFL touchdown clocked at 22.05 miles per hour, second-best on the NFL GPS this season.