Think of the Los Angeles Chargers. 27-0 at halftime At their Wild Card Weekend game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, they certainly thought they could put their feet up and whip out the cigars Cruise to a comfortable victory in the last two quarters (and a bit). Trevor Lawrence was the key man for the Jaguars, overcoming four interceptions in the first half to throw four touchdowns in the second to four different receivers. Riley Patterson’s successful 36-yard field goal with just under 90 seconds remaining completed one of the great comebacks in NFL history Jacksonville ran out 31-30 winners.
But not one of the biggest the largest. And curiously not even the biggest comeback in the last month. The Jaguars defeat the Chargers Fifth on the all-time listlet’s take a look the first four.
What are the NFL’s biggest comebacks?
3=) San Francisco 49ers 38-35 New Orleans Saints (1980 season, week 14): 28 points behind
Can we say that this was wait a minute joe montana one of the greatest quarterbacks of all timeannounced himself to the world? i think we can
That was a lot “Game of Two Halves”. The Saints hadn’t won all season but had kind of rushed in 35:7 lead at halftime. but Montana came to the fore In the second half, he threw two touchdown passes for Dwight Clark and Freddie Solomon as the 49ers rallied to force overtime. Again, Montana was the starthrowing for two more touchdown passes and rushing for another. Ray Wersching kicked the decisive field goal and the Saints, now 0-14, became the ‘Aints’.
3 =) Indianapolis Colts 45-44 Kansas City Chiefs (2013 AFC Wildcard Playoffs): 28-point deficit
That is the greatest NFL comeback win of all time that didn’t require an overtime. Andy Reid was in his first season as Chiefs head coach and the team was on course for an impressive win 38-10 ahead beginning of the third quarter. But with 4:21 left, the Colts were already ahead, with Quarterback Andrew Luck threw four touchdowns despite three interceptions and scored another with a fumble recovery about one of the “weirdest” plays in NFL history.
2) Buffalo Bills – Houston Oilers 41-38 (AFC Wildcard Playoffs 1992): 32 points behind
The biggest comeback in NFL history until recently the greatest of all time in the playoffs. This game has become known as ‘The Coming Back’ – will that change now that it’s no longer number one? – although one could argue that It did not follow the “standard” comeback format.
backup quarterback Frank Reich with four touchdown passesinspired the Bills to a seemingly historic regulation-time win, only for the Oilers to hit back and enforce overtime thanks to an Al De Greco field goal. The game was decided early in overtime when Nate Odomes intercepted a pass from Warren Moon that ended with Steve Christie hits a 32-yard field goal.
The Bills would move on to theirs third consecutive Super Bowl it was only a few weeks later though beaten badly by the Dallas Cowboys.
1) Minnesota Vikings 39-36 Indianapolis Colts (2022 regular season): 33 points behind
Now, in a few years, will this game be considered “The Comeback”? The new “biggest comeback in NFL history”.which took place just over a month ago December 17, 2022. And one thing on top of that clinched the NFC North title for the Vikings.
However, to say it looked unlikely at half-time would be an understatement the Colts 33-0 ahead. Step forward Vikings quarterback Kirk cousinswho threw for four touchdown passes in the second half – for some reason that seems to be a recurring theme – in the second half, while Minnesota scored five touchdowns in seven possessions; talk about efficiency.
The biggest comeback on the list in terms of points behind and also the most dramatic how Greg Joseph helped win the game thanks to a 40-year field goal Only three seconds left in overtime.