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Vikings overcome 33-point deficit for greatest comeback in NFL history

Dec 17, 2022, 3:48 PM | Updated: 4:35 pm
Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) reacts to a call during the first half of an NFL ...

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) reacts to a call during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings completed the biggest comeback in NFL history, erasing a 33-point deficit by beating the Indianapolis Colts 39-36 on Greg Joseph’s 40-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in overtime on Saturday to clinch the NFC North division in their typical dramatic fashion.

Kirk Cousins passed for 460 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Vikings (11-3), who trailed 36-7 late in the third quarter and became just the third team in league history to win 10 games in one season by eight points or fewer.

The Colts (4-9-1) stumbled onto the infamous side of the list, just ahead of the Houston Oilers in the 1992 postseason when they blew a 32-point lead (35-3) and lost to Buffalo (41-38) in overtime. According to Sportradar data, this was only the second loss in 1,551 regular-season or playoff games in the league since 1930 in which a team had a 30-plus-point lead and lost.

The Vikings took this rally all the way to their second possession of OT, after punting on their first one. Cousins hit K.J. Osborn — who had a touchdown and a career-high 157 yards — for 15 yards, Adam Thielen for 21 yards and Justin Jefferson for 13 yards to move into range.

Ifeadi Odenigbo was called for delay of game for lying on Jefferson to try to keep the Vikings from setting up for the kick, putting Joseph 5 yards closer for the winner.

Colts interim coach Jeff Saturday didn’t exactly get conservative in this collapse. Matt Ryan was stopped short on a fourth-and-1 sneak at the Minnesota 36 with 2:19 left in regulation. Then Cousins hit Dalvin Cook for a 64-yard touchdown on a screen pass on the next play and T.J. Hockenson for the 2-point conversion to tie the game before the 2-minute warning.

Outscored 33-0 in the fourth quarter of their most recent game, a 54-19 loss to Dallas on Dec. 4, the Colts came back fresh from their bye week and stunned the Vikings with a 33-0 halftime lead that was the second-largest in the NFL this season. Cincinnati led Carolina 35-0 on Nov. 6.

The intermission deficit for Minnesota was the second-biggest in franchise history, behind a 45-10 score at Seattle in 2002.

The Colts now have been outscored after halftime 72-9 in their last two games. They had a six-game winning streak against the Vikings stopped. The last time Minnesota beat Indianapolis was in 1997, the final game the Colts played before they drafted Peyton Manning.

WHISTLE WOES

The Vikings and their fans were livid several times after questionable calls went against them. With 3:23 left, Chandon Sullivan scooped up a fumble by Deon Jackson and returned it for what would’ve been a 39-yard touchdown. The Vikings were given the recovery, but the play was blown dead.

Sullivan was called for unsportsmanlike conduct after his tirade at the officials. The nickel cornerback thought he scored on a fumble return in the second quarter, too, when he ripped the ball out of Michael Pittman’s arms after a short catch. That play was blown dead for forward progress.

ALARMING START

The special teams units bore the brunt of the brutal start for the Vikings. Dallis Flowers returned the opening kickoff 49 yards, and the Colts were in scoring position within seconds.

Odenigbo plowed past two blockers and sideswiped Ryan Wright’s punt with his right arm. JoJo Domann caught the deflected ball and returned it 24 yards for the too-easy score and a 10-0 lead.

Then with the Vikings trailing 20-0, coach Kevin O’Connell ordered a fake punt on fourth-and-1 from their own 31. Wright’s pass sailed over Jalen Nailor’s head for a second straight turnover on downs.

JEFFERSON WATCH

Jefferson left the game twice for a brief examination following jarring hits to the chest. The second one by Stephon Gilmore also got him in the facemask and drew an unnecessary roughness penalty. Both times after Jefferson left the game, Cousins threw to Jalen Reagor on the next play and was intercepted after an apparent miscommunication on the routes.

Jefferson had 12 catches for 123 yards and a touchdown and raised his season total to 1,623 receiving yards. Calvin Johnson’s all-time record of 1,964 yards was set in 16 games in 2012.

INJURY REPORT

– Colts RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle) was hurt on a 13-yard reception that ended with a hard tackle as he tumbled out of bounds, his first touch. He missed three games with the injury earlier this season.

– Vikings LT Christian Darrisaw returned from a three-game absence for a concussion but limped off twice in overtime with leg cramps. CB Patrick Peterson left with the same problem.

UP NEXT

– The Colts host the Los Angeles Chargers on Dec. 26, their second Monday night game in five weeks.

– Vikings host the New York Giants on Dec. 24, the first time they will have played on consecutive Saturdays since the 1997 postseason.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts cornerback Dallis Flowers (33) returns a kickoff during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jordan Hicks (58) celebrates in front of Indianapolis Colts center Ryan Kelly (78) after making a tackle during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) looks to hand the ball off to running back Jonathan Taylor (28) during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts place kicker Chase McLaughlin (7) kicks a 26-yard field goal during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts linebacker JoJo Domann (57) celebrates with teammates Ashton Dulin (16) and Grant Stuard (41) after returning a blocked punt for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts linebacker JoJo Domann (57) returns a blocked punt for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor carries the ball up field during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins looks to pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) runs from Indianapolis Colts defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (91) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) catches a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Ashton Dulin (16) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum (24) after catching a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts running back Deon Jackson (35) catches a 1-yard touchdown pass ahead of Minnesota Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts tight end Jelani Woods (80) runs up field after catching a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings fullback C.J. Ham (30) runs from Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo (54) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo (54) celebrates after stopping Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook on a fourth down run during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is tackled by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Za'Darius Smith (55) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, center, is tackled by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo (54) on a fourth down run during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. tries to break a tackle by Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum (24) after catching a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass over Minnesota Vikings linebacker Jordan Hicks (58) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (34) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (83) on a fake punt during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo (54) celebrates with teammate defensive tackle DeForest Buckner (99) after a defensive stop during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo (54) celebrates with teammates after a fourth down stop during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney McLeod (26) celebrates with teammate linebacker Zaire Franklin (44) after a fourth down stop during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday directs his team during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts safety Julian Blackmon (32) celebrates with teammates after returning an interception 17-yards for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) is helped off the field after getting injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) tries to break a tackle by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Za'Darius Smith (55) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo (54) celebrates after sacking Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings head coach Kevin O'Connell watches from the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (34) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Jalen Nailor (83) on a fake punt during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) lays on the field after getting injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn catches a pass ahead of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (34) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) reacts to a call during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts running back Deon Jackson (35) tries to break a tackle by Minnesota Vikings linebacker Danielle Hunter (99) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins reacts on the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts cornerback Stephon Gilmore (5) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins sits on the bench during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts running back Zack Moss (21) runs from Minnesota Vikings safety Camryn Bynum (24) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson reacts on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts defensive end Ifeadi Odenigbo (59) celebrates after a play during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn catches a 2-yard touchdown pass ahead of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Stephon Gilmore (5) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) celebrates with teammates Dalvin Cook (4) and T.J. Hockenson (87) after catching a 2-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) runs from Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney Thomas II (25) after catching a pass during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) celebrates with teammates T.J. Hockenson (87) and Dalvin Cook (4) after catching a 2-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) catches a pass ahead of Indianapolis Colts linebacker Zaire Franklin (44) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts place kicker Chase McLaughlin (7) kicks a field goal during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) catches an 8-yard touchdown pass ahead of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Stephon Gilmore (5) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney McLeod (26) after catching a pass during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Ashton Dulin catches a pass ahead of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chandon Sullivan (39) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Stephon Gilmore (5) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) is helped off the field after getting injured during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) is tackled by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Stephon Gilmore (5) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) reacts on the field after getting tackled by Indianapolis Colts cornerback Stephon Gilmore during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) catches a 1-yard touchdown pass ahead of Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (34) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney McLeod (26) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson, right, during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan sits on the bench during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) reacts after an incomplete pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen (19) runs from Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney McLeod (26) after catching a pass during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings linebacker Troy Dye (45) celebrates after making a tackle during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo, right, celebrates after sacking Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings tight end T.J. Hockenson (87) catches a two-point conversion pass over Indianapolis Colts linebacker Bobby Okereke during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, right, scores on a 64-yard touchdown reception in the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) is sacked by Indianapolis Colts defensive end Dayo Odeyingbo (54) during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) is stopped on a fourth down run during the second half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) runs from Indianapolis Colts safety Rodney McLeod (26) during a 64-yard touchdown reception during the second half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook, left, celebrates with teammate Alexander Mattison after catching a 64-yard touchdown pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings place kicker Greg Joseph (1) celebrates after kicking a 40-yard field goal during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Fans cheer during overtime in an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings tight end Johnny Mundt (86) runs from Indianapolis Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers (34) after catching a pass during overtime in an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings place kicker Greg Joseph (1) kicks a 40-yard field goal during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson (7) reacts with teammate quarterback Kirk Cousins, right, after an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson is interviewed after an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins celebrates after an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf celebrates with quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) after an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan talks with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) after an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr) 
              Indianapolis Colts cornerback Stephon Gilmore (5) breaks up a pass intended for Minnesota Vikings wide receiver K.J. Osborn (17) during the first half of an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)
            Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan (2) walks off the field after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook (4) runs from Indianapolis Colts linebacker Bobby Okereke (58) during overtime in an NFL football game, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Fans cheer during overtime in an NFL football game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings place kicker Greg Joseph, right, kicks a 40-yard field goal during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings place kicker Greg Joseph (1) celebrates with teammates after kicking a 40-yard field goal during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins (8) throws a pass during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Harrison Phillips (97) celebrates after a defensive stop during overtime in an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Jeff Saturday speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King) Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins speaks during a news conference after an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts, Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, in Minneapolis. The Vikings won 39-36 in overtime. (AP Photo/Abbie Parr)

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