It was over when ...
The teams were similar in nearly every statistical category -- including dismal third down conversion percentages and finishing perfect on fourth down tries. But Carson Palmer's gutsy tuck and run for a first down on fourth-and-11 in overtime put the Bengals in field-goal range and prevented his team from ending a game in a tie for the second year in a row.
Browns CB Brodney Pool collected Cleveland's first interception of the season. ... Bengals coach Marvin Lewis is 9-4 vs. the Browns. ... Ochocinco has not had a 100-yard receiving performance in 17 straight games. ... The Bengals have won six of their last seven games. The Browns have lost 10 straight, one shy of their franchise record set in 1974-75.