Most ties in an NFL season: Bengals-Redskins tie record, Twitter makes jokes

Hopefully you're enjoying these ties America, because we've officially hit a golden age of NFL ties.

The Bengals' 27-27 tie with the Redskins on Sunday tied several records for an NFL season when it comes to ties -- and yes, I was trying to use the word tie as many times as possible in that sentence.

For one, the game marked the second week in a row that the NFL treated us to a tie. You probably remember last week when the Seahawks and Cardinals played to a way less exciting 6-6 tie.

The two ties mark the first time since 1997 that there have been two ties in a season. Coincidentally, 1997 was also the last time that we got ties in back-to-back weeks, and oddly enough that streak also involved the Redskins. In 1997, a Ravens-Eagles tie was followed a week later by a Redskins-Giants tie.

Since overtime was instituted in 1974, there have only been three seasons where there have been two ties in a season (1986, 1997, 2016), meaning the two ties this year just tied the all-time record for ties in a season.

Bengals coach Marvin Lewis also tied a record. Lewis just coached the third tie game of his career, tying Bart Starr, who also coached in three tie games (1978, 1980, 1982).

The Redskins-Bengals game was the first time that a London game had A) gone to overtime and B) finished in a tie.

The tie game in London might've been the first one that fans actually enjoyed because guess what: Everyone in England is used to ties.

As a matter of fact, after the game was over, the soccer jokes were flying on Twitter.

First, let's start with this line from Bengals radio broadcaster Dave Lapham.

Now, let's get to the soccer jokes. Apparently, everyone wanted to see penalty kicks.

Penalty kicks might not have been the best idea -- after all, we did have three missed field goals in the game.

Let's move on.

Yea, that doesn't sound like fun.

This guy is the real winner from Sunday.

And the worst part of all this is that no one told Redskins coach Jay Gruden that ties are possible.

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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