That Indianapolis Colts made history in her game against the Minnesota Vikings, just not the kind of history the team wanted. After taking a 33-0 lead at halftime, the Colts resigned biggest comeback ever in the NFL.
The first half for the Colts was as perfect as it gets, punctuated by outstanding defensive and special team unit performances. On defense, led by defensive captain and linebacker Zaire Franklin, the Colts ruled out the Minnesota Vikings’ high-flying offense. The dominant performance was crowned by a pick six from defender Julian Blackmon.
Momentum for the game was built by the Colts’ special teams unit after a blocked punt was returned for a touchdown earlier in the first quarter. The Colts rolled and the team looked like they were heading for their fifth win of the season.
The second half was a different story. The Vikings scored two points in the third quarter, added three more touchdowns in the fourth, and beat the Colts 36-3 to set up overtime. In overtime, the Vikings completed their historic comeback with the timed-out go-ahead field goal.
Across the NFL sphere, fans, former Colts players and NFL media members reacted to one of the most memorable regular season games in history.
Post-game, Vikings fans had a lot to say on the social media landscape, but Colts fans were feeling pretty confident going into the first half of the game. One fan even considered taking a nap after the dominant first half.
Colts fan Dennis Towle Jr. hailed it after the first half, calling the Colts’ performance “glorious.”
Colts fans even had the memes ready to take a shot at opposing quarterback Kirk Cousins.
Fan reactions in the second half were a different story.
Colts fan Jose Benitez summed up his feelings of anxiety with a reaction GIF that went into overtime.
Even former Colts players made their voices heard, with former first-round pick and defenseman Jerraud Powers calling the Colts’ defeat a “Frank Reich curse.”
NFL Media Reactions
Pat McAfee, former Colts NFL player calling a college bowl game for ESPN, tweeted his reaction to the final score.
In all-caps, NFL writer for Ringer.com Benjamin Solak couldn’t understand what was going on in that wild game.
Hall of Fame tight end and current ESPN analyst Shannon Sharpe had some tough words for the Colts, calling for the coaching staff to be “tarred and feathered.”
The Vikings’ 39-36 win over the Colts will go down as one of the most memorable games in history and it will be a while before fans and media stop talking about the game.
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