The NFL world witnessed history on Saturday, with the Minnesota Vikings completing the greatest comeback ever.
Minnesota trailed 33-0 to the visiting Indianapolis Colts in the first of three NFL Week 15 games on Saturday. It looked like Minny would have to wait to celebrate the clinching of the NFC North division, but the players had other ideas.
Somehow, and someway, the Vikings managed to put up 36 points in the second half, while the defense held the Colts to just three points. Minnesota won the game thanks to Greg Joseph’s 40-yard field goal in overtime.
Speaking to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero after the game, Cousins revealed a simple message the rest of the team got from veteran cornerback Patrick Peterson. According to Cousins, the future Hall of Famer simply told his guys “All we need is five touchdowns.”
Twitter was ripping the Vikings to shreds during the first half. It simply looked like they were on their way to one of the most humiliating losses in the Cousins era, but instead, Kevin O’Connell and company authored incredible history.
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Previously, the largest comeback in NFL history belonged to the Buffalo Bills, who trailed the Houston Oilers 35-3 in their 1992 AFC Wild card Round. The Bills, led by backup quarterback Frank Reich (replacing an injured Jim Kelly) erased the 32-point deficit and won 41-38 in overtime.
For the Colts, it marks yet another painful and inexcusable loss in what has been a terribly disappointing season. Quarterback Matt Ryan was on the wrong end of the greatest Super Bowl comeback in history six seasons ago, and now he’s left to wonder how his Colts squad managed to blow a 33-point lead.
The Vikings are playoff-bound for the first time since 2019, and they’ll celebrate their first division crown since the 2017 season. The victory over Indianapolis also keeps Minnesota in the No. 2 seed in the NFC, one game ahead of the San Francisco 49ers.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.