Minnesota Vikings complete largest comeback in NFL history to clinch NFC North
The Minnesota Vikings pulled off an unthinkable rally Saturday afternoon. It goes down as the largest in NFL history.
Facing the Indianapolis Colts, Minnesota fell behind 33-0 at halftime. A number of issues plagued the Vikings, including a pick-6 from Kirk Cousins and a number of stalled offensive drives within their own territory.
However, the second half became a completely different story. Cousins rallied the team with 4 touchdowns in the second half, including 3 in the fourth quarter, to tie things up at 36-all in regulation.
The Vikings eventually kicked a game-winning field goal in overtime, clinching the NFC North and sending social media into a frenzy:
THE BIGGEST COMEBACK IN NFL HISTORY IS COMPLETE pic.twitter.com/ppM2UAzGa3
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) December 17, 2022
THE @VIKINGS WIN. LARGEST COMEBACK IN NFL HISTORY.
— NFL (@NFL) December 17, 2022
Another Minneapolis miracle: Vikings erased a 33-0 halftime deficit vs. the Colts to finish off the single largest comeback in NFL history. It surpassed the 32-point comeback that former Bills QB and Colts HC Frank Reich led in a 1993 wild-card playoff game vs the Houston Oilers.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 17, 2022
THE VIKINGS COMPLETE THE GREATEST COMEBACK IN NFL HISTORY 🔥 pic.twitter.com/oRm0ms2qDK
— PFF (@PFF) December 17, 2022
DOWN 33-0 AT THE HALF
THE VIKINGS CAP OFF THE BIGGEST COMEBACK IN NFL HISTORY pic.twitter.com/iusQ16Qboj
— Jomboy Media (@JomboyMedia) December 17, 2022
FINAL (OT) – Vikings 39, Colts 36
— Next Gen Stats (@NextGenStats) December 17, 2022
Final: #Vikings 39, Colts 36 (OT).
The biggest comeback in NFL history just happened at U.S. Bank Stadium. It was 33-0 at half. Teams who trailed by 30 were 1-1,548-1 since 1930. The 11-3 Vikings are NFC North champions.
You know I have to ask: How’s everyone feeling?
— Will Ragatz (@WillRagatz) December 17, 2022
That’s game. 39-36. Vikings just completed the largest comeback in NFL history to beat Indianapolis and win the 2022 NFC North title. pic.twitter.com/MBAMivKNlo
— Norman Seawright III 👟 (@SeawrightSays) December 17, 2022
The @Vikings just beat the Colts in overtime 39-36 after trailing by 33 points.
That is the largest comeback win in NFL history. pic.twitter.com/WB5TOCmDj6
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) December 17, 2022