Week 15 NFL Game Highlights: Bengals Beat Vikings


The NFL action in Week 15 persisted on Saturday with a trio of games, and we kept you informed with the key highlights from across the league. Week 15 NFL Game Highlights: Bengals Beat Vikings

The NFL action in Week 15 persisted on Saturday with a trio of games, and we kept you informed with the key highlights from across the league.

The excitement commenced as Cincinnati (8-6) triumphed over Minnesota (7-7) in a thrilling overtime clash. Subsequently, Indianapolis (8-6) secured a victory against Pittsburgh (7-7) in the afternoon matchups. Bringing the night to a close, Detroit (10-4) effortlessly managed Denver (7-7).

Let's dive into the standout moments!

Detroit Lions 42, Denver Broncos 17

2:26 4Q: They did it AGAIN

After Denver scored a touchdown, their attempt to recover an onside kick fell short. In the subsequent eight plays, Jared Goff connected with tight end Sam LaPorta for their third touchdown collaboration. This particular one was a 10-yard score, extending the Lions' lead to 42-17, ultimately securing the final score.

12:19 4Q: Gibbs Racing

Following Denver's field goal, Jahmyr Gibbs navigated through defenders, bouncing his way into the end zone for a 12-yard touchdown six plays later. With this score, Detroit surged ahead, leading 35-10.

7:03 3Q: They do it again

Three plays following Gibbs' impressive 34-yard gain down the field, Goff connected with LaPorta for their second scoring collaboration of the game. This time, it was a 3-yard touchdown, re-establishing the Lions' lead with a three-score advantage.

10:41 3Q: Perfect touch

To commence the second half, Denver secured a crucial touchdown as Russell Wilson delivered an exceptional touch pass to wide receiver Lil'Jordan Humphrey in the back of the end zone. Humphrey successfully hauled in the 3-yard score.

0:24 2Q: Up the elevator

Just before halftime, Detroit orchestrated an impressive 11-play touchdown drive. The sequence concluded with Goff connecting with wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown, who soared over multiple defenders into the end zone for a 15-yard score. As the halftime break arrived, the Lions held a commanding 21-0 lead.

8:20 2Q: On the ground and in the air

Following Jahmyr Gibbs' explosive 21-yard run, Jared Goff connected with Gibbs for a 9-yard receiving touchdown just four plays later.

12:41 2Q: Get out of the way

Goff found LaPorta, and the tight end skillfully maneuvered through the Broncos defense, covering 19 yards for a Lions touchdown.

11:52 1Q: Big man on the move

Denver advanced the ball deep into Detroit territory on its initial possession, but disaster ensued. Lions safety Ifeatu Melifonwu executed a strip-sack on Wilson, and defensive lineman Isaiah Buggs scooped up the loose ball, advancing it to the Broncos' 37-yard line. However, the Lions were unable to capitalize on the turnover, subsequently punting without adding points to the scoreboard.

13:16 3Q: Colts capitalize

A single play following the Colts' recovery of a Najee Harris fumble, Gardner Minshew connected with tight end Mo Alie-Cox for an 18-yard touchdown. Subsequently, in the later part of the second half, Indianapolis added three field goals to their score.

0:22 2Q: Underneath and in

The Colts secured a touchdown just before halftime in a narrow fashion, as Gardner Minshew delivered the ball to wide receiver T.J. Montgomery. Montgomery successfully reached the end zone, covering 14 yards for the score. The halftime scoreboard showed the Colts in the lead at 14-13.

Michael Pittman Jr. injured

The NFL action in Week 15 persisted on Saturday with a trio of games, and we kept you informed with the key highlights from across the league. Week 15 NFL Game Highlights: Bengals Beat Vikings

Pittman was ruled out with a concussion suffered on a hit in the second quarter.

3:27 2Q: Brutal

Indianapolis advanced the ball to the Pittsburgh 1-yard line but relinquished possession on downs when Montgomery couldn't secure a touchdown reception in the back of the end zone.

11:21 2Q: Mossing around

After the second score by Pittsburgh, Pittman made two receptions totaling 63 yards, propelling the Colts into the red zone. Further into the drive, Minshew delivered the ball to Zach Moss, and the running back sprinted into the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown.

15:00 2Q: Blocked punt leads to TD

Connor Heyward executed a block on the Colts' punt attempt during the subsequent possession, and the Steelers secured possession of the loose ball. In just two plays, Mitchell Trubisky connected with wide receiver Diontae Johnson for a 4-yard touchdown.

1:12 1Q: Power football

On fourth down at the goal line, Pittsburgh had Trubisky execute a quarterback sneak, and he successfully punched it into the end zone for the touchdown. Initially ruled short after a fumble, replay review overturned the call, confirming the touchdown. However, the Steelers missed the extra point, resulting in a 6-0 lead.

9:05 1Q: My name is Mr. Watt 

Steelers star linebacker T.J. Watt got to Colts quarterback Gardner Minshew for the sack. Cincinnati Bengals 27, Minnesota Vikings 24 (OT)

3:15 OT: Bengals win! 

Bengals quarterback Jake Browning scrambled and located wide receiver Tyler Boyd, who skillfully navigated downfield for a 44-yard gain. Three plays afterward, kicker Evan McPherson successfully made the game-winning 29-yard field goal.

0:39 4Q: TIE GAME!

Rolling to his right, Jake Browning launched a deep ball to Tee Higgins, and the wide receiver executed one of the most remarkable touchdown catches of the season. Covering 21 yards, this touchdown for the Bengals leveled the score at 24 apiece, forcing the game into overtime.

Ja'Marr Chase injured

The NFL action in Week 15 persisted on Saturday with a trio of games, and we kept you informed with the key highlights from across the league. Week 15 NFL Game Highlights: Bengals Beat Vikings

Chase suffered a right shoulder injury in the fourth quarter and didn't return.

3:48 4Q: CHAOTIC Vikings TD drive!

The Bengals' linebacker Germaine Pratt's pick-six was nullified due to Trey Hendrickson being offside, granting the Vikings a first down. Further down the drive, running back Ty Chander broke loose for a 30-yard carry. In the ensuing play, Nick Mullens improvised and connected with wide receiver Jordan Addison for an impressive 1-yard circus-like touchdown reception, allowing Minnesota to reclaim the lead.

7:46 4Q: Bengals tie it up!

Cincinnati staged a remarkable comeback, erasing a 17-3 deficit to level the score at 17-all. The Bengals orchestrated an 11-play, 64-yard drive, culminating in a 1-yard scoring plunge by Joe Mixon.


In an instant, the Bengals closed the gap to 17-10. Jake Browning connected with Tee Higgins on a 13-yard touchdown pass, putting Cincinnati in a favorable position as they entered the final quarter.

4:36 3Q: 17-3, Vikings

It was another methodical drive for Minnesota, using eight plays and more than four minutes to go just 36 yards. A field goal made it 17-3.

10:46 3Q: Vikings extend lead

While the game had been dominated by defense, Minnesota made a significant breakthrough to kick off the second half. The Vikings orchestrated an impressive 92-yard drive in eight plays, extending their lead to 14-3 with a 37-yard touchdown pass from Nick Mullens to Jordan Addison. The Mullens-Addison duo continued to thrive, connecting on all four of their targets for a total of 101 yards.

Injury update: Bengals lose two players

According to ESPN, Cincinnati has already lost two defensive players for the rest of the game due to injuries: defensive tackle D.J. Reader, and cornerback DJ Ivey.


Minnesota delivered a strong response to Cincinnati's opening field goal, securing its first opening-drive touchdown of the season to take a 7-3 lead. The drive covered 75 yards over 12 plays, concluding with a 1-yard touchdown plunge by Ty Chander.

8:41 1Q: Bengals on board first

Jake Browning has emerged as a revelation for the Bengals, stepping in for the injured star Joe Burrow. Following the opening kickoff, Browning led the Bengals on an 11-play, 59-yard drive, swiftly giving Cincinnati a 3-0 lead. Browning showcased precision, completing 5 of 6 passes for 57 yards during the drive.

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