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Bengals News (12/17): Jake Browning gets summoned for steroid test after leading comeback

The NFL have some funny timing for these random tests.

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Quick Hits: Bengals D-Line Dedicates Final Stand To DJ Reader; Another Big Tyler Boyd Catch With Playoff Ramifications; Jake Browning Bests a Hall-Of-Famer As He Closes Door On Vikes
Bengals left end Sam Hubbard, the Cincinnati Kid, had just seen one go down in Paycor Stadium lore, and like the 66,376 that watched the 27-24 overtime win over the Vikings, he was trying to process all the heroics.

Everything Zac Taylor Had To Say After The Bengals Beat The Vikings
"It took everybody — players, coaches (and the) crowd. It took everybody, and we found a way to regain the momentum in the fourth quarter.”

Everything Jake Browning Had To Say After The Bengals Beat The Vikings
"Yeah, I would have included him too, but I think everyone knows that one's obvious. I was hot, they brought a Ponzi pressure I believe, and I just had to drift it and give someone a chance with it. I always feel good just throwing the ball up to Tee. There were a couple of times this game where I just threw it up to him, and good things seemed to happen. We were really close on it a couple of times, and I'll just continue to keep throwing the ball up to him when those opportunities present themselves because he's very good at it."

Furious Fourth Quarter Comeback And OT Lifts Bengals Over Vikings
The Bengals won the toss in overtime and faced a third-and-18 after two sacks and Browning stepped out of what was nearly a third when he flung a 30-yard jump ball pass to wide receiver Tee Higgins on the sideline.

Bengals’ Jake Browning summoned for steroid test after leading team to comeback victory
Browning has looked like anything but a backup quarterback, and Saturday may have been his most impressive performance.

Bengals lose Chase, Reader, Ivey, but hold off Vikings in OT - ESPN
"It took everybody," coach Zac Taylor said after the game. "We found a way to regain the momentum in the fourth quarter. That was as hard-fought a game as I've ever been a part of in my entire life. And our guys found a way at the end."

Report: Bengals star defensive lineman DJ Reader to miss remainder of the season with torn quad tendon
NFL insider Ian Rapoport says Reader suffered a torn quad tendon. An injury he suffered in his left leg during the 2020 season.

Bengals boost playoff chances with OT win vs Vikings
Both teams started their backup quarterbacks in the absence of their injured starters, and both the Bengals' Jake Browning and the Vikings' Nick Mullens produced 300-yard passing games.

Cincinnati Bengals Playoff Scenarios: OT Win Keeps Season Alive Ahead of Tough Schedule
Note that this article was originally published on Saturday, Dec. 16 at 4:55 p.m. ET after the Bengals Week 15 game began. The results of this week’s games are below and will continue to be updated throughout the day.

Bengals stun Vikings with 27-24 overtime victory
That was on full display in overtime of the matchup between the Vikings and Bengals on Saturday afternoon, as a pair of failed Nick Mullens attempts allowed Cincinnati to complete its comeback and win 27-24.