Vikings Postgame Report: Vikings Complete Historic Second Half Comeback, Win 39-36 In OT & The NFC North | INDY | Week 15
Welcome back to the Vikings Postgame Report from a jubilant U.S. Bank Stadium. The cardiac kids did it again... this time with the largest comeback in NFL history. After a host of errors and untimely mistakes, including a blocked punt for a touchdown and a Pick 6 the wrong way, the Indianapolis Colts jumped out to a 33-0 lead at halftime. The 3rd Quarter is when the Vikings went to work... The Vikings 5 touchdowns in the 2nd Half and a successful two-point conversion attempt tied the game with 2:15 left in regulation. The five offensive touchdowns were scored by K.J. Osborn, C.J. Ham, Justin Jefferson, Adam Thielen, and Dalvin Cook. After a back-and-forth Overtime period, Greg Joseph iced the game with :03 seconds left and clinched the NFC North Championship for the team. K.J. Osborn led the way on offense with a career-high 157 receiving yards on ten receptions. Justin Jefferson also passed the century mark, finishing the game with 12 receptions for 123 receiving yards and a touchdown. Kirk Cousins captained the comeback, finishing the game: 34-of-54, 460 yards passing, 4 touchdown passes and 2 interceptions. Dalvin Cook had a key 64-yard touchdown reception and finished the game with a combined 190 yards and a receiving touchdown. Defensively, the squad buckled down and held the Colts to only 3 points in the second half. Highlights included Eric Kendricks, Danielle Hunter, and Za'Darius Smith combining for three sacks and Chandon Sullivan recovering a key fumble in the 4th Quarter. A spent Paul Allen and Pete Bercich recap the improbable win, including: breaking down the miscues early, the team's resiliency in the 2nd Half, Kirk Cousins gawdy stat line, K.J. Osborn's kickstart of a 3rd Quarter touchdown, Cook's will propelling him to a key touchdown, and the need to refocus going into the Christmas Eve game next Saturday versus the New York Giants. Plus, Head Coach Kevin O'Connell speaks to the media, Gabe Henderson and Ben Leber go 'Between The Lines' presented by Gatorade, Quarterback Kirk Cousins shares his thoughts in his postgame press conference, and Ron Johnson gives his '3 Takes' to round out the show. All of this and more is in the historic Week 15 edition of the Vikings Postgame Report.