Mathematically, you would need to watch or attend 553 more NFL games to again witness the degree of a comeback the Vikings orchestrated against the Denver Broncos on November 17, 2019.
What does that mean, you ask?
In the Super Bowl Era, there have been 12,720 NFL regular season and playoff games. Twenty-three times, a team has come back to win from a twenty-plus point halftime deficit. That’s what the Vikings did in Week 11 of the 2019 season at U.S. Bank Stadium. And by the numbers, that size of a comeback only happens once every 553 games.
If you are a season ticket holder, that means you will probably see another comeback like that again during a Vikings home game–in the year 2084. Or if you are merely watching in your living room, the Vikings should mathematically complete a comeback that large again in about thirty-four years.
In the NFL as a whole, a comeback that vast occurs about every two-and-a-half years. Luckily for the 2019 Minnesota Vikings, their number was called on that topsy-turvy day.