It was over when ...
With starting RB Cedric Benson missing his second straight game, the Bengals turned to Bernard Scott and Larry Johnson to deliver -- and did they ever. In his first extensive action since signing with Cincinnati, Johnson rushed 22 times for 107 yards, while Scott finished with 87 yards on 18 carries.
The Bengals became the 12th team since 1998 to sweep their division. Seven of those teams -- including five of the last six -- have reached the Super Bowl. ... Cincinnati held its seventh straight opponent to fewer than 100 rushing yards. ... The Browns finished with 58 yards on the ground after rushing for 146 back in Week 4. ... The Browns' Josh Cribbs, who had 38 kickoff return yards, became the first player in NFL history to amass 1,000 kickoff return yards in each of his first five seasons.