The NFL recently polled fans on which classic games of their favorite team they would like to see added in their entirety to the league’s YouTube page, and the three Cincinnati Bengals selected feature a big chill, a big upset and a big comeback.
Last year’s Week 5 game against Seattle, in which the Bengals rallied from a 17-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Seahawks 27-24 in overtime at Paul Brown Stadium, narrowly edged out the Freezer Bowl for the top spot among Cincinnati fans.
The Seattle game got 32 percent of the votes, while the Freezer Bowl — the 1981 AFC Championship game that was played with a wind chill of minus-59 degrees and sent the Bengals to their first Super Bowl — garnered 31 percent.
The third game that will appear on the NFL YouTube channel is the 2003 game against Kansas City when rookie head coach Marvin Lewis led the Bengals to a 24-19 upset of the 10-0 Chiefs at PBS. That game earned 15 percent off the vote.
The three games picked by Cleveland fans include:
The 1986 AFC Division Playoff win against the Jets in which the Browns won in double overtime (37 percent).
The 29-28 victory against Tennessee in 2014 when the Browns rallied from a 25-point deficit for the greatest comeback in franchise history (30 percent).
The 1989 AFC Divisonal Playoff game against Buffalo in which the Browns used a goal-line stand to produce a 34-30 victory (15 percent).
The complete list of three games for each of the 32 teams features some of the most famous games in NFL history and will be available on the league’s YouTube channel next month.