It was over when ...
Even with Cincinnati turning predominantly to the ground game, wide receiver Chad Ochocinco had a big day, hauling in nine catches for a season-high 137 yards and a touchdown, his first since Week 7. Ochocinco had only nine receptions in his previous three games combined.
The Bengals ran the ball 44 times -- which led to them dominating time of possession 38:48-21:12. In its last three games, Cincinnati has run the ball 132 of 212 plays (62 percent).
Lions QB Matthew Stafford left late in the fourth quarter with a left shoulder injury and did not return. ... Stafford -- who was 11 of 26 for 143 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions -- has now rushed or thrown for a touchdown in all 10 of his starts. ... Bengals coach Marvin Lewis won his 55th game with the Bengals, tying him for second in franchise history with Paul Brown. ... Cincinnati has won four straight and seven of eight against Detroit.