Neil deGrasse Tyson uses science to explain Bengals’ game-winning FG

Oct 12, 2015

USATSI

By Ryan Wilson

The Bengals are 5-0 for the first time since in 1988 — and the first time ever in the AFC North (which came into existence in 2002) — thanks to a overcoming a 17-point deficit to the Seahawks that included a Mike Nugent 31-yard field goal to send the game to overtime, and later, a 42-yarder to win it.

The goal post got an assist on the game-winner, though Nugent might have sneaked the kick just inside the upright had the end zones in Paul Brown Stadium been oriented on the north-south axis.

Confused? Luckily, your friendly neighborhood physicist can explain:


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One comment on “Neil deGrasse Tyson uses science to explain Bengals’ game-winning FG”

  • Oh dear. Unless Tyson just means that often the wind is blowing in a particular direction (or he’s joking), I think he’s confused about the scale of Coriolis force. Bad scientist! Sit!



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