Bengals break through

MINNEAPOLIS -- Cincinnati managed 32 total yards on its first four possessions before moving 82 yards on its fifth possession, which ended with a strange-looking 15-yard touchdown pass to receiver Chad Ochocinco.

(If Ochocinco plans a celebration, we haven’t seen it yet.)

It appeared that Ochocinco was preparing to run a reverse behind quarterback Carson Palmer before he stopped, pivoted toward the sideline and caught a swing pass. No Vikings defensive player was with 10 yards of him at the time, and Ochocinco cruised into the end zone.

I thought the Vikings defense had been doing an excellent job against the Bengals’ unbalanced line, filling every hole, but Palmer found his form on that drive. We've got a 10-7 ballgame here with about 3 minutes left in the half.