The Minnesota Vikings pulled off the greatest comeback in NFL history on Saturday Night.
After trailing the Indianapolis Colts 33-0 in the first half, the Vikings stormed back to force the game into overtime.
Where they ended up winning 36-33.
THE @VIKINGS CAP OFF THE LARGEST COMEBACK IN NFL HISTORY.
— NFL (@NFL) December 17, 2022
Minnesota looked terrible in the first half, with short drives and turnovers proving to be costly.
Who knows what was said at half time but this was a different team by the way they played.
Their defense got after Matt Ryan all second half, forcing him into uncomfortable situations.
The Colts were forced to punt six times in the second half to go along with a turnover on downs and a fumble.
Anything that could have gone Minnesota’s way, did, and that is why they came out on top.
Are The Vikings Super Bowl Contenders?
When you look at a team week in and week out it is easy to see if they are Super Bowl contenders or not.
It seems clear the Vikings are not.
Their defense is average at best, and any offense led by Kirk Cousins has some skepticism around it.
Cousins has an affinity for not showing up in the big game, and we have seen that from time to time this year.
Two of the Vikings’ losses are to teams they will have to beat to reach the Super Bowl.
Both the Eagles and Cowboys handled the Vikings this year.
Also, despite their 11-3 record the Vikings only have a point differential of +2 on the year.
While Minnesota is a lock for the two or three seed, it would be a surprise if they had much playoff success.
They are probably the fourth-best team in the conference, so the possibility of being a one-and-done is in play.