Famous scientists might not have wanted to give Mike Nugent credit, but the NFL did.
The Bengals kicker was named AFC special teams player of the week Wednesday, after he hit the game-winning field goal to help his team beat the Seahawks in overtime.
His 42-yarder to win it bounced off the left upright to go through, which might have been more science than art.
Famed astophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson credited the rotation of the Earth as a contributing factor.
While that might have helped, Nugent has done his part for the undefeated Bengals, bouncing back from a missed field goal the week before against the Chiefs.