Bengals enhance playoff chances with thrilling overtime victory against Vikings in NFL roundup.

Tee Higgins executed a clever maneuver near the goal line to score a touchdown and send the game into overtime. Evan McPherson then kicked a 29-yard field goal, securing a 27-24 victory for Cincinnati over the Minnesota Vikings on Saturday. This win keeps the Bengals’ playoff hopes alive despite the absence of their star quarterback.

In the final minutes of the game, Higgins caught a 21-yard pass from Jake Browning and made a stunning acrobatic move to extend the ball over the goal line, resulting in a tie game at 24 points.

In overtime, Joe Mixon’s four-yard run set up an easy chip shot for McPherson with 3:11 remaining on the clock.

The Bengals (8-6) gained possession at their own 41-yard line after successfully stopping the Vikings (7-7) on a fourth-and-short play.

Browning completed 29 out of 42 passes for 324 yards, throwing two touchdowns and one interception. He connected with 12 different receivers.

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Mullens, the fourth quarterback to start a game this season for the Vikings, amassed 303 passing yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. Backup running back Ty Chandler had a career-high of 132 rushing yards and scored a touchdown for Minnesota.

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