Eagles @ Bengals: The Game Nobody Won

by Ryan on November 16, 2008

in Sports

For the first time since 2002, an NFL game ended at the end of sudden-death overtime without a winner.  The Philadelphia Eagles played the Cincinnati Bengals for 75 game minutes, ending in a 13-13 tie.  In a way, as a big NFL fan, it is kind of neat because it’s so unusual. 

However, I’m not a fan of the NFL Overtime policy of a coin flip for a 15-minute sudden-death period.  While it makes for a faster overtime, it benefits chance more than skill.  Yet, it produces decisive winners… most of the time.  The Eagles and Bengals are last in their respective divisions at this moment and I bet the game itself was tedious (I had the Ravens @ Giants so I couldn’t watch) – like the 2000 Election (whose campaign was pretty dull) the ending was the big story. 

So, good for the 5-4-1 Eagles and the 1-8-1 Bengals — you guys deserve it!

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Chris November 16, 2008 at 9:32 pm

As a Giants fan, I always get a lot of joy by watching the Eagles lose, but in this case it’s pretty fun since they couldn’t beat the 1-8 Bengals!!!

Maybe Rush was right about McNabb’s abilities as a quarterback.


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