On Saturday, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan found himself involved in yet another unfortunate NFL record.
Six years ago, Ryan was the quarterback of the Atlanta Falcons’ team that blew a 28-3 lead to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl 51. That remains, by a giant margin, the greatest Super Bowl comeback in history.
Well, Ryan and the Colts hit another low on Saturday. They jumped out to a stunning 33-0 lead over the Vikings at U.S. Bank Stadium, and the visitors looked poised to pull off one of the bigger upsets of the 2022 season.
But these Colts somehow found a way to squander that seemingly insurmountable lead. They were outscored 36-3 in the second half, and Minnesota would go on to complete the comeback with a Greg Joseph 40-yard field goal in overtime.
The 33-point comeback is the biggest in NFL history. The previous record was set by the Buffalo Bills, who defeated the Houston Oilers in the 1992 AFC Wild Card Round despite trailing 35-3 in the third quarter.
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With Ryan being on the losing side of another incredible comeback, social media predictably poked fun at the 37-year-old.
Ryan completed 19 of 33 pass attempts for 182 yards and one touchdown in the loss. Though he didn’t throw any interceptions, the 2016 league MVP was sacked three times.
This loss largely falls on a defense that pitched a near-perfect first half before unraveling entirely in the second half. Kirk Cousins had a field day by completing 34 pass attempts for 460 yards and four touchdowns, and K.J. Osborn (157 yards, one touchdown) and Justin Jefferson (123 receiving yards, one touchdown) had their ways against the Colts secondary.
With the win, the Vikings improved to 11-3 and locked up the NFC North division crown for the first time since 2017.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.