On Saturday night the Minnesota Vikings overcame a 33 point deficit to beat the Indianapolis Colts by winning 39-36. Greg Joseph made a 40 yard field goal in overtime. The Vikings won the NFC North division in dramatic style.
Kirk Cousins rushed for 460 yards with four touchdowns, leading the Vikings (11-3), which trailed 36-7 at the end of the third quarter. They became only the third league team to win 10 consecutive games by less than eight points.
They were just ahead of Houston Oilers (22-23-1), when the Colts (3-9-1) found themselves on the most feared side of the league. The Colts lost to Buffalo in overtime after blowing a 32 point lead (35-23)
Sportradar data shows that the Vikings were the only team to win 1,551 playoff or regular-season games.
This rally was taken by the Vikings all the way through overtime. Cousins found K.J. Osborn, who caught the first touchdown and had a career high 157 yards, ran for 15 yards. Adam Thielen, who was the recipient of two fourth quarter touchdown passes, found Osborn for 21 yards. He then threw to Justin Jefferson 13 yards for the final touch.
Ifeadi Odenigbo was charged with delay of the game after lying to Jefferson in an attempt to stop the Vikings setting up for the kick. Joseph moved 5 yards closer to the goal.