Colts-Vikings: The largest comeback in NFL historical past by the numbers

Coming into Saturday, the Minnesota Vikings knew they only wanted a house win over the reeling Indianapolis Colts to clinch the NFC North Division crown. That coronation gave the impression to be on maintain, no less than for a half, because the Colts jumped out to a 33-point lead.

What adopted was unimaginable: the best, or no less than the most important, comeback in NFL historical past. The Vikings closed out the competition with 32 unanswered factors en path to a 39-36 victory in additional time. The Week 15 triumph ensures Minnesota will host a postseason sport for the primary time since its 2017 divisional spherical win over the New Orleans Saints — aka the “Minneapolis Miracle.” 

How becoming.

Listed here are some numbers from the Vikings’ historic win Saturday:

33: The Colts went up 33-0 earlier than struggling the most important blown lead in NFL historical past. The earlier report was 32 factors by the Oilers towards the Payments within the 1992 playoffs. (Additionally of word, the Payments’ quarterback in that sport was Frank Reich, whom the Colts fired in October).

2: Matt Ryan has now been on the shedding finish of the most important comeback in NFL historical past (33-0) and Tremendous Bowl historical past (28-3).

39: The Vikings’ 39 factors after halftime are the fifth-most most since 1991. It’s the most within the second half since 2015 when the Jaguars scored 42 … towards the Colts.

3: After scoring 33 factors within the first half, the Colts scored simply three factors over the sport’s remaining 40 minutes.

417: Kirk Cousins threw for 417 yards within the second half. He is the primary participant since no less than 1991 to throw for 400 or extra yards after halftime.

2017: The Vikings’ comeback clinches the NFC North, their first since 2017 and the primary non-Packers champion from the North for the reason that Bears in 2018.

10: The Vikings at the moment are 10-0 in one-score video games this season. That is three extra wins than the next-closes group (Giants).

1: The Vikings’ 10 wins by one rating or much less are tied for essentially the most in a single season in NFL historical past with the 2019 Seahawks and the 1978 Oilers.

99.6: Based on win likelihood fashions, the Colts possessed a 99.6% likelihood of successful the sport at their highest level.

9: Justin Jefferson registered his ninth sport with 100-plus receiving yards, essentially the most within the NFL this season. All different Vikings have mixed for six such video games in 2020.

22: The Vikings received the fourth quarter by a 22-0 margin. That’s the twelfth sport since 2010 the place a group has been outscored by 22 factors or extra within the fourth quarter.

0: Getting into as we speak, groups that trailed by 30-plus factors on the half have been 0-132 within the Tremendous Bowl period (together with the playoffs).

63: The Colts have now been outscored 72-9 within the second half of their final two video games.

157: Vikings wideout Ok.J. Osborn had 157 receiving yards, topping the 141 yards he had in his earlier eight video games mixed. It was additionally his first profession sport with 100 or extra receiving yards.

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