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The 2022 season just keeps getting worse for the Indianapolis Colts, and on Saturday things may have hit rock bottom when they blew a 33-point lead in a 39-36 overtime loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
That comeback for Minnesota is the largest comeback in NFL history, beating out the Buffalo Bills playoff comeback against the Houston Oilers in 1993 by a single point.
That win clinches the NFC North crown for the Vikings and keeps them alive in the race for the No. 1 spot and a bye week in the NFC.
It also made up for an absolutely abysmal first half performance that saw everything go wrong.
Minnesota fell into the 33-point halftime hole after having a punt block returned for a touchdown, turned the ball over on downs on its own side of the field two different times (including once on a fake punt), and also allowed a pick-six by the Colts’ defense.
The Vikings also had two potential defensive touchdowns taken away by blown calls.
In the end, none of that mattered as they chipped away at the deficit throughout the second half and won on a last second field goal by Greg Joseph at the end of overtime.
As for the Colts, well, this is just the latest embarrassment in a season that has become a mockery of NFL football.
Let’s start with this stat: Since 1930 teams that led by 30 points in a game had a staggering record of 1,548-1-1. That only loss prior to Saturday was the aforementioned Bills-Oilers playoff game.
That is as close to a guaranteed win as you can get in the NFL, and the Colts still let it slip away.