Andy Dalton rallied the Bengals from a 17-point fourth-quarter deficit that helped force overtime against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday.
Mike Nugent ultimately would kick the game-winning 42-yard field goal, which hit the left upright and ricocheted through the goal posts, lifting the Bengals to a 27-24 victory over the Seahawks and helping them improve to 5-0.
But can you thank Dalton or Nugent for helping the Bengals win Sunday? According to famed astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, it was a little bit of science that helped the Bengals win.
Today's @Bengals winning OT field goal was likely enabled by a 1/3-in deflection to the right, caused by Earth’s Rotation.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) October 11, 2015
In the N. Hemisphere, Earth’s Coriolis force deflects airborne north-south projectiles to the right. About 1/2-in per 50 yds.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) October 11, 2015
The @Bengals stadium isn’t oriented exactly North-South. And the field goal was 42-yds. Yielding a 1/3-in deflection, not 1/2— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) October 11, 2015
Did you get that? Me neither. Either way, science was partially on the Bengals' side Sunday, sorry Seattle.
In other news, the Bengals are 5-0 for the first time since 1988, the last time they went to the Super Bowl.
They will travel up to Buffalo to take on the Bills Sunday at 1 p.m.
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