6 biggest takeaways from the Vikings loss to the Bengals in Week 15

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Vikings takeaway No. 4

A former Vikings QB had a good day.

There is no denying that Jake Browning has been playing well for the Cincinnati Bengals in place of the injured Joe Burrow. Browning spent time on the practice squad of the Minnesota Vikings back when Mike Zimmer was the team's head coach, so he probably knew a couple of the players.

Browning likely had a little extra fuel to add to his desire to win on Saturday. He completed 29 of his 42 pass attempts for 324 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception, including some big conversions on third down.

Considering how well the Vikings' defense has been playing, the Bengals seemed to have things figured out. Browning completed passes to 12 different players during the game, even getting Irv Smith Jr. two catches for 18 yards.

It's nice to see Jake Browning doing well, but you don't want to see it happen against the Minnesota Vikings. It hurts a little extra when he's playing so well as a backup but the purple and gold are on their fourth starting quarterback of the season.