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Bengals News (12/20): Ball hawk B.J. Hill can break record Saturday

The Bengals newest defender with a nose for the ball can make NFL history.

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Quick Hits: 'As Bad As It Gets,' Hendrickson Responds When Bengals Need It; Zac Won't Rule Out Ja'Marr; Jake Makes Sure To Dish The Credit
"I've been saying this for three years,' said Hendrickson before Tuesday's practice. "I don't chase stats. I pride myself on being able to be an impact player and that's the biggest thing to me. That I'm blessed to have that opportunity to make big plays and help our team win."

Game Within The Game: An Inside Look At One Of Those Clutch Plays That Has Defined Bengals' Recent Playoff Runs
Take Saturday in overtime against the Vikings and one of the most spectacular and clutch pitch-and-catches of the Burrow Era. Wide receiver Tyler Boyd, fittingly the longest-tenured Bengal, seemingly used a Hogwarts apparition with the help of Browning's wand to transport himself from a third-and-nine to a 44-yard catch-and-run that made Evan McPherson's winning 29-yard field goal academic.

Bengals' Jake Browning focuses on 'team win' over 'revenge game'
Browning was 29-of-42 for 324 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and made some key throws down the stretch to help the Bengals (8-6) beat his former club.

Bengals Keep Passing Tests, Even Without Joe Burrow
The Bengals didn’t have a ton of reason for hope last month after Joe Burrow went down for the year. Even more doubt should’ve crept in when D.J. Reader and Ja’Marr Chase got hurt Saturday afternoon. But sometimes a coach has a feeling about these things. And at this point, Zac Taylor has built a pretty deep reservoir of good vibes to draw on.

Bengals Defensive Lineman Ties NFL Record, Eyes Owning It Himself Saturday at Pittsburgh
But defensive tackles? That’s a different story. Anarumo was wrong in his assertion that it was unprecedented, but he was close. Hill is the fourth defensive tackle to accomplish the feat and the first since Jason Wiltz in 1999. The other two are Scott Mersereau in 1991 and Billy Newsome in 1971.

Cincinnati Bengals Suffer Major Blow Ahead of Pittsburgh Steelers Game
According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, wide receiver Ja'Marr Chase is expected to miss Week 16 after separating his shoulder in Week 15 against the Minnesota Vikings. Following an MRI early in the week, the team does not believe Chase will be available against the Steelers and possibly beyond.