Posted: 8:40 p.m.
BALTIMORE - With his three catches for 44 yards Sunday, T.J. Houshmandzadeh now has 418 career catches, moving into third place behind Chad Ocho Cinco (560) and Carl Pickens (530) on the Bengals all-time list.
The 154 yards amassed by the Bengals in the 17-10 loss were the lowest in the 82 games of the Marvin Lewis era. The next lowest was 161 in the 2005 season-finale loss in Kansas City. Next was 182 in a loss to Pittsburgh on Sept. 21, 2003.
The eight first downs were also a Lewis low, the fewest since the 10 in that K.C. game, in which the Bengals lifted their starters early for the playoffs.
The last time the Bengals offense didn't score a touchdown was in the 21-7 win here last season Nov. 11, won on Shayne Graham's seven field goals.
The last time the Bengals didn't score a touchdown and lost was the K.C. game again, a 37-3 loss. Before that it was a 23-9 home loss to Baltimore in 2004.
Chad Ocho Cinco had no comment about the league not letting him put his new name on his jersey: "I'm not going to talk about my nameplate. We just lost a game." Ocho had one catch for 22 yards, the first time in 29 straight games he'd been held to just one (Sept. 24, 2006 vs. the Steelers) and just the second time under Lewis.
He did run his streak to 93 straight games with a catch, tying Pickens' club record.
There was a lovefest on the field after it was over with former Bengals right tackle Willie Anderson mingling with his former mates.
"I just told them I loved them. My job is to help Joe Flacco become the best quarterback he can be," Anderson said. "But Carson (Palmer) is my guy."
Anderson said Sunday is the last day he'll talk about his release from the Bengals, which came about when he turned down a pay cut.
"I've got too much respect for a lot of people over there," Anderson said. "We both made a decision. That's it. We move on."