Notes and Quotes


Palmer rallied the Bengals late for the second straight week. (AP photo)

Updated: 10:45 p.m.

? Carson Palmer said he saw wide receiver Chad Ochocinco in the back of the end zone for the game-tying touchdown pass in regulation only because Ochocinco was wearing pink gloves in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

"I wouldn't have seen him if he didn't wear them; thank you to Breast Cancer Awareness," Palmer said.

? Palmer tied the longest run of his pro career with a 15-yard scramble that set up Shayne Graham's game-winning 31-yard field goal on the last play possible at Cleveland Browns Stadium. The game tied Cincinnati's longest in franchise history, equaling the 13-13 tie last season against Philadelphia.

? The Bengals, 3-1, have won the last two games in the last minute of play and are now tied for first in the AFC North with the Ravens, the team they play next Sunday in Baltimore.

? With 6:34 left Palmer did what he has done in three of the last four games and drove the team at least 70 yards for a go-ahead or game-tying score in the fourth quarter.

"With six minutes left, I was in the huddle and I said, 'This is the way we like it. Let's go get it' and we got it," tackle Andrew Whitworth said.

Whitworth was also in on lobbying Lewis to go for it on fourth down in overtime.

"Trust me, I was lobbying," Whitworth said. "This is a team that believes it can win, no matter what. That's the kind of mentality that we want and we have."

? Following his first touchdown grab of the day Ochocinco looked like he was going to duplicate his feat of two seasons ago when he jumped into the Cleveland Dawg Pound following a score. He was restrained by tackle Anthony Collins before he could complete his Dawg Pound leap. However, Ochocinco said the plan all along was to have the first guy to reach him hold him back from going into the Dawg Pound. The first guy on the scene happened to be Collins.

? After the game Ochocinco was wearing a Color Purple ballcap and was carrying a handwritten cardboard sign that said, "Come on, son."

? J.P Foschi was the leading receiver with three catches for 44 yards, including a big 27-yarder on the last drive of regulation.

"Everybody just dropped off me," he said. "Honestly, I haven't been thrown the ball this much since college."

? It was Graham's first overtime kick. Usually in pregame warmups the Bengals do four jumping jacks for four quarters. On Sunday, Graham said, "This week for some reason we did five, we said five jumps for four quarters, well I guess it was five jacks for five quarters.?

Graham, whose career long is 53 yards knew there wouldn't be a field goal on fourth-and-11 from the Browns 41 with 1:04 left in OT.

"At that point we knew it was go for it or something else," he said. "The field goal was not an option. We are not going to try the field goal into the breeze we had. It was a pretty good breeze we had and we did not want to do that and give them field position with a minute left.?

? Bengals wide receiver Andre Caldwell, last week's hero, left the game with a shoulder injury in the fourth quarter and had an ice bag strapped to it after the game. Rookie running back Bernard Scott, who had a career-high six carries for 41 yards, also returned his first two NFL kicks in place of Caldwell, one going for 28 yards to open overtime.

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