Vikings complete largest comeback in NFL history to clinch NFC North (1:52)

The Vikings came back from a 33 point deficit to beat the Colts 39-36 on Saturday. There is a time and a place for this.

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Franklin stood in the locker room and tried to comprehend the situation.

The Colts LB failed despite his best efforts

He said that he had been through a lot of adversity. We took that very personal when we heard people talk about us as a punch line. It is a tough pill to swallow for the game to end the way it did.

Franklin was trying to put the biggest blown lead in NFL history into perspective as the Colts suffered yet another historic loss on Saturday.

One of the most inexplicable defeats the NFL has seen is Indianapolis blowing a 33-0 halftime lead and losing in overtime. The Colts lost for the seventh time in eight games, dropping their record to 4-9-1.

A team that has been struggling for most of the season feels like it is rock bottom.

Jeff Saturday said it was a heartbreaking loss.

The Colts failed to mount an offensive threat in the second half as the Vikings ran away with the game. During the 40 minutes between the third and fourth quarters and overtime, the Colts did not cross into the middle of the field.

"I've played in this league for a long time and know that there are a lot of different things that can happen," said Colts quarterback Matt Ryan, who was on the wrong end of a 28-3 comeback by the Pats in Super Bowl LI. Any can happen. When they present themselves, you just have to keep your head down and keep going. It isn't much. There are a lot of plays in a game. We have to find ways to execute three or four plays from an offensive perspective, and it's a win. They didn't make them.

Nelson said the Colts' inability to generate any sustainable offense for most of the game was the reason for his simplicity. The team only scored one touchdown, which came via a blocked punt and an intercept return.

Nelson thought it was bad. We all have to be better. When they score a touchdown and come back, just one drive, score a touchdown and help put the game out of reach. If we score a touchdown, that will change the game.

Vikings running back Dalvin Cook rumbled to a 64-yard game-tying touchdown in the fourth quarter. One of the plays was 35 yards or longer.

The Colts have made a lot of history in recent years. They gave up a club-record 33 points in the fourth quarter, just the third time in NFL history a team has scored that many points in a fourth quarter.

The Colts had one of their worst offensive performances in team history in Week 9 of the season. Frank Reich was fired after the Colts went 0-for-14 on third downs.