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Quick Hits: 5 Years Later, Houshmandzadeh Counsels Chase To Break His Bengals Record; Without Burrow, Ja'Marr Steps Up In Huddle; Injury Update
"I got it. Don't worry about it. I got it. We're good. Trying to get 117," Chase said. "Let's kill it. Shatter it. I've got it written down (as a goal). I don't want to be close to what he has. I want it to be harder for someone else. That's all."

Five Things To Watch: Bengals vs. Colts
The storyline of Sunday's game largely surrounds two quarterbacks coming off stellar performances in Week 13. On the Cincinnati side, Jake Browning earned AFC Offensive Player of the Week honors after completing 86.5 percent of his passes (32 of 37) for 354 yards and a touchdown with no turnovers at Jacksonville on Monday night. In just his second career start, Browning put himself alongside some highly notable quarterbacks with his stat line, both in Bengals and in NFL history, to lead the Bengals to a thrilling overtime win.

Game Within The Game: Why Bengals DBs Are Among Jake Browning's Biggest Fans
"We've always had guys around the league willing to help, but sitting in a meeting on their day off?" Thomas is saying at his locker at 7 p.m. in this screwy short week. "You can see him right now. Always studying. Making sure he's got the checks now that he's playing.

Cincinnati Bengals Reveal Uniform Combo for AFC Showdown Against Indianapolis Colts
The Bengals host the Colts on Sunday at Paycor Stadium. They're hoping to improve to 7-6 on the season and keep their playoff chances alive. Cincinnati will wear black jerseys, white pants with orange stripes and black socks for the AFC showdown. Check out the uniform combo below

How Jake Browning's team-first approach went full circle on Bengals
In a performance that cemented Cincinnati Bengals safety Jordan Battle’s spot in the starting lineup, he took away a deep throw during the Bengals’ Week 10 loss to the Houston Texans. When Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud looked for an open receiver, he saw Battle get in position for a potential interception and kept progressing through his reads.

Backup QBs Browning and Minshew in spotlight as Bengals host Colts in key AFC matchup
Not only did it even the Bengals' record at 6-6, it gave them a huge shot of confidence. Browning showed he could win in the NFL. And with AFC North rivals Pittsburgh and Cleveland losing last week, the playoff window stayed open for Cincinnati with five games left.

Cincinnati Bengals' Playoff Chances Go Up Following Steelers' Loss to Patriots on Thursday Night Football
Pittsburgh fell to 7-6 on the season. They've lost back-to-back games. The Bengals are only a half game behind the Steelers. The two teams face off in Week 16. Cincinnati is currently the 10th seed. They play the 7-5 Colts on Sunday. A win would give the Bengals' chances of making the postseason another huge boost.

Bengals legend fulfills 100-year-old die-hard fan's dream to meet a player
"I heard you wanted to meet a Bengal," said former quarterback Ken Anderson, as he walked in to meet Haerr at his veterans’ home in Georgetown, Ohio. "I hope an old one’s okay."