'He banks it in!' Nugent's doink pushes Bengals to best start in 27 years
The bounces are going the Cincinnati Bengals way so far in the 2015 season.
That was taken to a very literal place Sunday.
With time dwindling in overtime, Mike Nugent tried a 42-yard field goal to push the Bengals past the defending NFC champion Seahawks -- and had the left goalpost on his side.
If you're looking for a scientific explanation, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson provided some insight.
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
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
The win sends the Bengals to their first 5-0 start since 1988, the last time they reached the Super Bowl. They try to reach 6-0 next Sunday in Buffalo against the Bills.