As if being the first team to make this season’s NFL play-offs wasn’t enough, Minnesota Vikings compounded the feelgood factor by landing the biggest comeback win in NFL history. The Vikings were trailing Indianapolis Colts by a staggering 33-0 at the halfway point, but the team somehow managed to claw their way back to record a shocking 39-36 win.
Vikings running back, Dalvin Cook, had a fine game with 95 rushing yards, 95 receiving yards and an all-important touchdown. Once again, it was the quarterback, Kirk Cousins, who guided Minnesota to victory with 460 passing yards, 34 out of 54 completions, and four touchdown passes to his name. Key among these was the outstanding 64-yard touchdown reception by Cook.
With just over two minutes left on the clock in the fourth quarter, the Vikings had chance to tie the game for the first time and the two-point conversion did the job. With kicker, Greg Joseph, getting the winning field-goal in overtime, it rounds off what has been a spectacular season for Minnesota. The team are now 11-3 and it was actually their only victory over the Colts in a quarter of a century.
The Vikings are unsurprisingly one of the favorites to win Super Bowl 57 among the best US sports betting sites, but several other big names are starting to join the fray. In particular, the Buffalo Bills are widely expected to dominate the AFC Championship and they look in rare form following their 32-29 win over Miami Dolphins.
The Bills have now booked their place in the play-offs and have secured the AFC East in doing so. It took a field goal in the final moments of the game from Tyler Bass to seal the deal for Buffalo and it marked their fifth win in a row. Bills quarterback, Josh Allen, once again proved to be one of the best in the NFL thanks to his throwing 304 yards, completing 25 of 40 passes and landing four touchdown throws.
Kansas City Chiefs will once again find themselves featuring heavily in the betting picks for Super Bowl glory after they narrowly managed to avoid a shock defeat against Houston Texans. This earned the Chiefs their seventh successive AFC West title although it took an overtime touchdown run from Jerick McKinnon to do so.
Elsewhere, the San Francisco 49ers booked their play-off spot with a 13-21 win at Seattle, while Philadelphia Eagles are looking scarily good with their 13-1 record giving them total domination of the NFC East. The Dallas Cowboys also booked their place in the playoffs despite recently losing 40-34 to the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Also in the hunt are the likes of Cincinnati Bengals, Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens. All eyes will be on Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are still in with a strong chance, although given Tom Brady’s recent form, it might be smart to get one of those sportsbook offers that gives you insurance if you’re thinking of backing Tampa.
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