MINNEAPOLIS -- All of the hype and pregame fanfare went for naught.
Ochocinco simply ran back to the sideline as Bengals coach Marvin Lewis was the first to greet him and gave him a good talking. Most likely, Lewis told Ochocinco it’s a big game, and the team doesn’t need any more flags or money taken away from the receiver.
So Ochocinco stood pat and talked to quarterback Carson Palmer on the sideline. During the week, Ochocinco threatened to take the horn from the Vikings' mascot.